Pumpkin Pie Pudding

December 21, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Here’s the Dessert from the Jennie – O Turkey website, Pumpkin Pie Pudding. And what a Dessert, Pumpkin Pie Pudding! Pumpkin Pie Pudding topped with Whipped Cream and Crushed Cookies. To save on calories and carbs; you could use Splenda Brown Sweetner to replace the Brown Sugar, Egg Beater’s to replace the Eggs, and Cool Whip Free instead of the regular Cool Whip. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. You can find recipes for your Christmas Turkey, Ham, Side Dishes, and Dessert all at the site. Merry Christmas and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Pumpkin Pie Pudding
Pumpkin pie pudding topped with whipped cream and crushed cookies? Yes please! This recipe just might replace pumpkin pie as your go-to holiday dessert.

INGREDIENTS
½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1¾ cups half-and-half
1 large egg, lightly beaten
¾ cup pumpkin puree
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
garnish with whipped cream, crushed ginger snap cookies

DIRECTIONS
1) In heavy-duty saucepan, over medium-low heat, whisk together brown sugar, cornstarch, half-and-half and egg. Stir in pumpkin cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Bring mixture to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla bean paste and transfer to serving dishes. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or up to 24 hours. Top with whipped cream and crushed cookies, if desired.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 200
Protein 3g
Carbohydrates 27g
Fiber 1g
Sugars 20g
Fat 9g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 125mg
Saturated Fat 5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1091-pumpkin-pie-pudding

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE IN GINGERSNAP CRUST

October 16, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week – PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE IN GINGERSNAP CRUST. I’m passing along a Dessert for this week’s recipe. A Cheesecake worthy for any Fall Dinner Table! With a crust made with Gingersnap Crumbs and uses Equal Spoonful. With Cheesecake filling made with a blend of Spices, Equal Spoonful, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, and Pumpkin Puree. It’s 196 calories and 13 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website and is just one of a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes that you can find at the Diabetic Gourmet site. Check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE IN GINGERSNAP CRUST
Ingredients

Crust:

1-1/4 cups gingersnap crumbs
3 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
3 tablespoons Equal Spoonful*
Cheesecake:

3 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1-1/4 cups Equal Spoonful**
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup pumpkin puree (canned or homemade)
2 eggs
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons vanilla
Topping:

1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons Equal Spoonful***
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
* May substitute 4-1/2 packets Equal sweetener
** May substitute 30 packets Equal sweetener

Directions

1 – For Crust, combine gingersnap crumbs, 3 tablespoons Equal and butter. Press onto bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan. Bake in preheated 325F oven 8 minutes. Cool on wire rack while preparing cheesecake.
2 – For Cheesecake, beat cream cheese, 1-1/4 cups Equal, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in pumpkin. Mix in eggs and egg whites. Mix in cornstarch and vanilla until blended.
3 – Pour cheesecake mixture over baked crust. Bake in preheated oven 40 to 45 minutes or until center of cake is almost set. Cool on wire rack 5 minutes.
4 – Meanwhile, combine sour cream, 2 tablespoons Equal and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Gently spread over top of cheesecake. Return to oven and bake 3 to 4 minutes until sour cream mixture is set. Remove cheesecake to wire rack. Gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Let cheesecake cool completely. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving. To serve, remove side of pan. Cut cake into wedges.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 16 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 196
Fat: 13 grams
Sodium: 271 milligrams
Cholesterol: 64 milligrams
Protein: 7 grams
Carbohydrates: 13 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/pumpkin-cheesecake-in-gingersnap-crust

One of America’s Favorites – Pumpkin Pie

October 9, 2017 at 5:28 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin pie is a sweet dessert pie with a spiced, pumpkin-based custard filling. The pumpkin is a symbol of harvest time, and pumpkin pie is often eaten during the fall and early winter. In the United States and Canada, it is usually prepared for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and is also featured at Halloween.

The pie consists of a pumpkin-based custard, ranging in colour from orange to brown, baked in a single pie shell, rarely with a top crust. The pie is generally flavored with cinnamon, powdered ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Allspice is also commonly used and can replace the clove and nutmeg, as its flavor is similar to both combined. Cardamom and vanilla are also sometimes used as batter spices. The spice mixture is called pumpkin pie spice.

The pie is often made from canned pumpkin or packaged pumpkin pie filling (spices included), mainly from varieties of Cucurbita moschata.

 

Pumpkin pie filling being made

Pies made from pumpkins use pie pumpkins; at about six to eight inches in diameter, they are considerably smaller than jack o’lanterns. The pumpkin is sliced in half, and the seeds are removed. The two halves are heated until soft, in an oven, over an open fire, on a stove top, or in a microwave oven. Sometimes the pumpkin halves are brined to soften the pulp, rather than cooked. At this point the pulp is scooped out and puréed.

The pulp is mixed with eggs, evaporated and/or sweetened condensed milk, sugar, and a spice mixture called pumpkin pie spice, which includes nutmeg and other spices (e.g., ginger, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, mace), then baked in a pie shell. Similar pies are made with butternut squash or sweet potato fillings.

 

 

A slice of pumpkin pie

The pumpkin is native to the continent of North America. The pumpkin was an early export to France; from there it was introduced to Tudor England, and the flesh of the “pompion” was quickly accepted as pie filler. During the seventeenth century, pumpkin pie recipes could be found in English cookbooks, such as Hannah Woolley’s The Gentlewoman’s Companion (1675). Pumpkin “pies” made by early American colonists were more likely to be a savory soup made and served in a pumpkin than a sweet custard in a crust.

It was not until the early nineteenth century that the recipes appeared in American cookbooks or pumpkin pie became a common addition to the Thanksgiving dinner. The Pilgrims brought the pumpkin pie back to New England, while the English method of cooking the pumpkin took a different course. In the 19th century, the English pumpkin pie was prepared by stuffing the pumpkin with apples, spices, and sugar and then baking it whole.

Today, throughout much of the United States, it is traditional to serve pumpkin pie after Thanksgiving dinner. Additionally, many modern companies produce seasonal pumpkin pie-flavored products such as candy, cheesecake, coffee, ice cream, french toast, waffles and pancakes, and many breweries produce a seasonal pumpkin ale or beer; these are generally not flavored with pumpkins, but rather pumpkin pie spices. Commercially made pumpkin pie mix is made from Cucurbita pepo, Cucurbita maxima, and Cucurbita moschata (Libbey Select uses the Select Dickinson Pumpkin variety of C. moschata for its canned pumpkins).

 

 

A can of pureed pumpkin, typically used as the main ingredient in the pie filling

The world’s largest pumpkin pie was made in New Bremen, Ohio, at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest. It was created on September 25, 2010. The pie consisted of 1,212 pounds of canned pumpkin, 109 gallons of evaporated milk, 2,796 eggs, 7 pounds of salt, 14.5 pounds of cinnamon, and 525 pounds of sugar. The final pie weighed 3,699 pounds (1,678 kg) and measured 20 feet (6 m) in diameter.

 

 

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

October 6, 2017 at 11:10 AM | Posted in dessert | Leave a comment
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It’s the season for Tricks and Treats! This recipe is a real Treat – Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing. There’s different versions of this online. I found this one on an email from the Kroger – My Magazine.

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing
These light and moist cookies have a perfect cake-like texture that’s sure to please.

INGREDIENTS

COOKIES
1 Tbsp. orange zest
½ cup packed brown sugar
¾ cup unsalted butter
½ cup canned pumpkin purée
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp. salt
ICING
¼ cup butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 cups confectioners’ sugar, divided
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. milk
Orange and green tinted sugars, for decorating

INSTRUCTIONS

1 – In a large mixing bowl, massage zest into brown sugar; let sit for a few minutes. Add butter; beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Stir in pumpkin purée, egg yolk and vanilla until well-combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, pie spice and salt. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and stir slowly to combine. Divide dough in half; flatten into circles and wrap in waxed paper; refrigerate 1 hour.

2 – Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 round of dough until ⅛-inch thick. Cut out pumpkin shapes; reroll scraps if desired. Transfer to baking sheets. Bake 10–12 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking, until cookies are set but not brown. Cool on a wire rack before frosting and decorating. Repeat with remaining dough.

3 – For icing, cream together butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Mix in 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar. Stir in vanilla and milk. Mix in remaining sugar and blend until smooth. Use a small spatula to frost the cookies. Decorate with colored sugars. Store cookies in an airtight container.

Nutrition
Per Serving: 110 Cal; 5 g Tot Fat; 3 g Sat Fat; 0 g Trans Fat; 15 mg Cholesterol; 45 mg Sodium; 17 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 12 g Sugar; 1 g Protein

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