Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Bob works in a really cool neighborhood in the city.  For Halloween, they organized a “pumpkin patch” for children to get a free pumpkin.  Because of Hurricane Sandy, the event was postponed until November 1.  I think this meant a lot of people didn’t want/need a pumpkin so there were a TON of leftover.

So Bob brought a bunch home for me.

That’s A LOT of pumpkins!

Which means I’ve been pinteresting pumpkin recipes.  Today I made this yummy pumpkin coffee cake.

You can find the recipe here. (Which is where I got the picture above.  Mine wasn’t as pretty)  It is so so good.  I had some for dessert and you can bet I’ll be eating a huge piece for breakfast tomorrow!!

The recipe calls for a 15oz can of Pumpkin Puree.  I just substituted about 2 cups of fresh pumpkin puree.  I made that by following this “recipe”.

Pioneer Woman has a similar how-to for fresh pumpkin puree.

SUUUUUPER easy!  I only pureed one of the pumpkins as a test.  But tomorrow I think I’ll puree the rest and freeze some using Pioneer Woman’s method.

I’m planning to make some Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and some Pumpkin Soup.  Any other pumpkin-using recipe suggestions?

*Want to turn this post into a drinking game?  Take a sip every time you read “pumpkin” or “puree”.  Party Hardy.

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