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.
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.