Harvest Pumpkin Recipes

Harvest Pumpkin Recipes
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cakeFall is here and that means apple orchards, pumpkin patches and plenty of fun fall activities. The fall harvest is plentiful, so be sure to take advantage of it with some of these great recipes that are ideal for the upcoming holiday season.

Applesauce Pumpkin Bread

3-1/2 c. flour
3 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 c. freshly made or canned pumpkin
1 c. applesauce
1 c. vegetable oil
2/3 c. water or apple juice
4 eggs
2 c. (12 oz. pkg.) peanut butter chips
1 c. chopped nuts
1 c. raisins

Grease and flour 3 loaf pans. In mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and spices. In a separate bowl, combine pumpkin, applesauce, oil, juice and eggs. Gradually combine contents of both bowls. Stir in nuts, raisins and peanut butter chips. Pour batter in pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes; test for doneness. Cool in pan 10 minutes.

Christmas Apple Cake
(pictured above)

1 c. butter, softened
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
3/4 c. grated, peeled apples
1/2 c. rum
3 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. boiling water
1 c. raisins
3 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
2 c. chopped walnuts

Beat together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, beating after each egg. Add apples, rum, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and vanilla. Beat well. Pour boiling water over raisins and let set. Mix in flour and soda. Add raisins and juice. Add walnuts. Bake in 10"x15" pan or in

Fried Pumpkin Blossoms

1 c. milk
1 egg
1 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. ground dried sassafrass leaves
3 dozen freshly picked male blossoms
1/2 c. oil
Garnish with chopped mint leaves/dillweed

Blend milk, egg, flour, seasoning in a bowl with a fork. Beat the batter until smooth. Place mashed blossoms in the batter. Stir gently. Allow 10 minute soaking time. Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet until hot. Fry batter coated blossoms until golden. Turn once. Drain and garnish.

Halloween Pumpkin Chip Cookies

1 c. pumpkin
1 egg
1/2 c. oil
1 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
2 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. nuts

Blend pumpkin, egg, oil, sugar, sift and baking powder, flour, cinnamon and salt. Add baking soda dissolved in milk. Stir in chocolate chips, nuts and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonsful on lightly greased sheets. Bake at 370 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. You may double this recipe.

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Amanda Formaro is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four children. She loves to bake, cook and make crafts. She is the craft expert for FamilyCorner.com and Kaboose.com. You can see her crafty creations on Crafts by Amanda and her delicious recipes on Amanda's Cookin'

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