Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and pudding mix in a large bowl. Mix on low speed until combined, then beat on high speed for about a minute or until mixture is creamy and of even consistency. Add remaining ingredients and beat on medium speed until well mixed and fluffy. Place needed amount* in a serving dish and sprinkle with crystallized sugar. Serve with gingersnaps for dipping.

This recipe makes quite a bit, so it would be good to use as a dip and plan to make a pie, trifle, or other dessert with the extra filling.

How to Make Pumpkin Puree

Although many new cooks are intimidated by cooking with them, pumpkins are just large squash. Preparing them for use in recipes is simply a matter of slicing them, scooping out the seeds, and baking them. Once baked, the meat can be scooped out and puréed for use in pies, mousse, trifles, and more.

Pumpkin Pie

This traditional pumpkin recipe is a staple at Thanksgiving meals. It can be made ahead and refrigerated. An alternative pumpkin pie is this easy no-bake recipe which makes 2 pies. The pecans are optional, so if you are in a hurry or don’t care for nuts, simply omit them. Without the nuts, it’s just a […]

Pumpkin Mousse

This delicious and light dessert would also be a good filling for a no-bake pie in a graham cracker or crushed gingersnap crust. Another festive idea would be to use it as a filling for Pumpkin Parfaits and layer with crushed gingersnaps and whipped cream.

Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Rolls are hands-down the most requested dessert at our holiday table. The creamy filling combined with the spiced cake are a fantastic combination. If your family is like ours, one won’t be enough!

Dinner In a Pumpkin

Not sure what to do with all of the pumpkins you brought home from the family visit to the pumpkin patch? Try this festive fall recipe for a hearty beef and rice combination baked and served in a pumpkin. You can either make one large pumpkin or multiple smaller pumpkins if you prefer individual servings.

To Roast or Not to Roast!

Peter Piper Picked a Profoundly Plump Pumpkin — Now what does he do with it? Every fall I get many questions about what to do with pumpkins. Many people find curious fascination in imagining what it would be like to grow these versatile little gems, as if growing something that produces a large fruit is […]

Greet Fall With This Wonderful Pumpkin Trifle

This beautiful dessert is almost as much fun to look at as it is to eat. With gingerbread, pumpkin, gingersnaps, and pudding, you know it is going to be good. if you don’t have a trifle bowl, you can use a large, clear salad bowl. You can probably get away with making just one gingerbread recipe if you want to – I used about 1-1/2 of the two that I made when I prepared it in a trifle bowl, and you can see that I almost ran out of room in the bowl.

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