Saturday, October 24, 2009

One Can of Libby's

One can of Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin....infinite possibilities. Now, I do have a real, organic pumpkin from Victory Acres. However, I'm currently using it for decoration.
I'm used to buying Libby's each year around Thanksgiving just to make pumpkin pie. But I have a confession to make -- I don't really like pumpkin pie. Ridiculous, I know!
I had some girls over from Carmin this week for dinner, and I made them a fall dinner. We had competing soups (Ev made chicken vegetable....I must say it was delicious! And I made butternut squash can find the recipe here! Sorry I can't give you the recipe for the chicken vegetable. My amazing husband cooks without recipes. The girls had to vote on which one was better.) and apple cider and crescent rolls.
"BUT!" you say, "this post is about pumpkin!"
Yes, yes! I also made pumpkin cookies! They were delicious!!! But after I made them I had a lot of pumpkin still left - Just from the one can!
So here's what I've made with my one can of Libby's! Do you have any other ways that you use it?

Pumpkin Scones 
(Sorry, no picture...we ate them too fast)
2 c. whole wheat flour
3 T. sugar
2 t. baking powder
3/4 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
5 T. butter (softened, not melted)

4 oz. sour cream
1/2 cup Libby's pumpkin
1 egg yolk

1 egg white

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2) Combine dry ingredients
3) Cut in butter with a mixer, just until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs
4) In a separate small bowl, mix sour cream, pumpkin and egg yolk
5) Add the wet mixture to the dry, stirring just until the dough clings together
6) Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead 10-12 times
7) Pat to 1/2 thickness and cut into circles or other fun shapes (we did flowers)
8) Place scones on an ungreased cookie sheet
9) Top with slightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg
10) Bake for 12-15 minutes
**These are delicious with the Autumn Tea Butter and your favorite cup of tea!**

Pumpkin-Peanut Butter Spread
Mix 1/2 cup peanut butter with 1/2 cup Libby's pumpkin and spread on crackers, an apple or celery. Add a dash of powdered sugar and nutmeg for extra fall flair! :)

That's about all of the pumpkin. I have a little bit more that I'm going to try to make pumpkin pancakes with tomorrow morning, but remember I want to hear your pumpkin recipes too. There's a whole lot of fall left!...I hope.


Heather & Nathan said...

I just finished some awesome pumpkin chocolate chip bread.

Megan Gilmore said...

oooh! That sounds awesome!


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