Pumpkin Spice Baked Doughnuts

My daughter Lindsay is visiting and we have been taste testing all things pumpkin spice. Have you noticed all the products in the stores? Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, Pumpkin Spice Lindor Truffles, Pumpkin Spice Kisses, Pumpkin Spice Ghirardelli Squares, Pumpkin Spice Oreos, Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal, Pumpkin Spice Life Cereal, Pumpkin Spice Jell-O Pudding, Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars. No, we did not eat all of that. Lindsay did make Pumpkin Spice Baked Doughnuts, and we did eat them, yummy!

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Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Batter:
1 box yellow cake mix
2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp clove
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 eggs
3 Tbl melted butter

Preheat oven to 350°. In large bowl, combine cake mix, cinnamon, clove, allspice, and nutmeg. Add pumpkin, eggs and melted butter; mix until well combined. Set aside, make streusel.

Streusel:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 Tbl melted butter

In separate bowl, stir together brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and melted butter.
Spoon batter into doughnut baking pan, filling each ring halfway. Sprinkle streusel over batter in each doughnut ring. Bake for 10 minutes.

 

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Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Sweet Rolls

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Apple Pumpkin Pecan Cake

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Pumpkin Milk Chocolate Blondies

One of my favorite treats in the whole wide world! I am a dark chocolate fan, I will choose dark chocolate everyday over milk chocolate. But, there is something about the creamy, smooth subtlety of milk chocolate with pumpkin that works so well. Don’t get me wrong, I would totally jump in and eat my share if this recipe were made with semi-sweet or dark chocolate. I am always willing and ready to do my part! Happy October!

Pumpkin Milk Chocolate Blondies

Pumpkin Milk Chocolate Blondies 2

1/2 cup butter, room temp
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, room temp
1 Tbl oil
1¼ cups sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1 (11.5oz) bag milk chocolate chips, divided

Preheat oven to 350°. Line 9″x13″ baking pan with foil, leaving overhang on each end. Spray with non-stick spray.

In large bowl with electric mixer, cream butter, applesauce, oil, and sugar. Add egg, vanilla, and pumpkin; mix well. Add Flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves; mix just until combined. Stir in milk chocolate chips, reserving 1/2 cup. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Sprinkle reserved milk chocolate chips evenly over top of batter, gently press down a bit. Bake 30 minutes. Cool completely. Lift blondies out of pan using foil to grab onto as handles. Place on cutting board, peel foil away from blondies and cut into 24 squares. Using applesauce instead of all butter reduces the calories per blondie from 225 to 190, so have another!

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Gingerbread Men

The Gingerbread Men are all dressed up, ready to jump on plates, and head out to their new homes!

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men 2

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup molasses
1 egg
2 Tbl water
2 2/3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice

In large bowl with electric mixer, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in molasses, egg and water. Combine flour, ginger, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle. Preheat oven to 350°. On floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8″-1/4″ thickness (thinner for crisp cookie, thicker for softer cookie). Cut with floured cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on greased or silpat lined baking sheets. Re-roll scraps. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate as desired. Recipe from tasteofhome.com.

Simple Icing
1¼ cups powdered sugar
1 Tbl milk
1/4 tsp vanilla

Stir together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Spoon into plastic bag, snip corner (very small hole), decorate gingerbread men.

Gingerbread Men 3

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

What if someone doesn’t like Pumpkin Pie, what do you make for Thanksgiving dessert? Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream of course. What if everyone likes Pumpkin Pie? Serve Pumpkin Pie AND Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream!

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream 2

Pumpkin Cupcakes:
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
1 cup oil
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp allspice
½ tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350°. Line cupcake cups with cupcake liners (makes 24). Beat together pumpkin, oil, eggs, sugar, and brown sugar. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, and salt until evenly mixed. Scoop batter into prepared cupcake cups. Bake 18-20 minutes or until top center is set. Cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:
1 cup butter, softened
5 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
6-8 Tbl milk

Whip butter with electric mixer for about 5 minutes until light in color. Add powdered sugar, cocoa, and milk until perfect piping consistency. Pipe onto completely cooled cupcakes, add sprinkles.

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Apple Pumpkin Crostata

You know me, if I have a little something sitting in my fridge or pantry the wheels start turning. Things don’t always turn out for the best, but you have to keep experimenting. I declare this a taste delight! This recipe comes from a little bit of pumpkin sitting in my fridge, add pastry and apple, and cross your fingers! It worked! So you say, Kristen, I don’t have just a quarter cup of pumpkin in my fridge, I would have to open a whole can. Well, here are some ideas to use up the rest of that pumpkin, click here: For the Love of Pumpkin.

Apple Pumpkin Crostata

Apple Pumpkin Crostata 2

Pastry:
2/3 cup flour
2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup cold butter
2-3 Tbl ice water

Stir together flour, sugar, and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in one tablespoon of water at a time with a fork until dough just barely comes together. Make into a disk (handling as little as possible), wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 20  minutes.

Apple Pumpkin Filling:
1/4 cup pumpkin
1/4 cup sugar
3 Tbl flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp allspice
1 large apple, peeled, cored, cut into small pieces

Preheat oven to 450°. Stir together pumpkin, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and allspice. Fold in apple. Roll out pastry on floured surface to an 11″ diameter circle. Transfer to silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Gently spread filling in center of pastry leaving 1½”-2″ border around outside. Fold border up over filling pleating and pinching pleats gently together as you go around the circle. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts, cinnamon/sugar, and sparkling sugar if desired.

Apple Pumpkin Crostata 3

Bake at 450° for 10 minutes, turn down oven to 400° and continue baking for 10-15 minutes more. Remove when golden brown and apples are tender.

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Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones

We live in the Northwest, so days in the fall without rain are precious and appreciated. As of today, we have had 10 straight days without rain, I am loving it! (I know I just jinxed it) I do realize that the rain is why it is so green and gorgeous here, but some days it feels a little dreary. I am sitting in my kitchen right now, looking out at a fairly bright (rain free) fall afternoon with trees dressed in their beautiful fall colors, and there are pumpkin chocolate chip scones in the oven! All is right here in my little part of the world. ;o)

Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones

Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones 2   Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones 3

2¾ cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbl baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1/2 cup cold butter
1 cup mini chocolate chips
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
2 large eggs

In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. Cut in butter just until mixture is crumbly; it’s OK for some larger chunks of butter to remain unincorporated. Stir in chocolate chips. In another bowl, whisk together pumpkin and eggs till smooth. Add pumpkin/egg to dry ingredients and stir until all is moistened and holds together.

Line a baking sheet with silpat; if you don’t have silpat, just use it without greasing it. Sprinkle a bit of flour atop silpat or pan. Turn out dough onto pan, and divide it in half. Round each half into a 5″-6″ circle. The circles should be about 3/4″-1″ thick. Brush each circle with milk, and sprinkle with sparkling sugar or cinnamon sugar, if desired. Slice each circle into 6 wedges. Carefully pull wedges away from center to separate them just a bit; there should be about 1/2″ space between them. For best texture and highest rise, place pan of scones in freezer for 30 minutes, uncovered. While scones are chilling, preheat oven to 425°.

Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown and toothpick inserted into center of one comes out clean, with no wet crumbs. If you pull one of the scones away from others, edges should look baked through, not wet or doughy. Serve warm. Wrap any leftovers airtight, and store at room temperature. Reheat very briefly in microwave, if desired. Makes 12 scones. Recipe from kingarthurflour.com.

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Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins

This recipe is from Martha Stewart.com.  In the fall, I never get tired of pumpkin recipes.

Muffins:
10 Tbl unsalted butter, softened
3 cups flour
2½ tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/3 cup buttermilk
1¼ cups pumpkin puree
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs

Cinnamon Sugar Coating:
3/4 cup sugar
2½ tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350°.  Spray 12 standard muffin cups with non-stick spray.  Make batter: In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and allspice.  In small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and pumpkin puree.  In large bowl, using electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs.  Add flour mixture alternating with pumpkin mixture, and beat to combine.

Scoop batter evenly into muffin cups and bake 30 minutes until toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean.  Meanwhile, combine sugar and cinnamon.  Let muffins cool 10 minutes in pan on wire rack.  Working with one at a time, remove muffins from pan, brush all over with butter, then toss to coat in sugar mixture.  Let muffins cool completely on wire rack.  I just wanted the the coating on the top, used 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon.  Dipped tops in butter and rolled top in cinnamon sugar.

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Apple Pumpkin Pecan Cake

A favorite fall treat, can’t get enough of the pumpkin and cinnamon spice flavor.

1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup oil
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups chopped apple
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350°.  With electric mixer, beat pumpkin, butter, oil, eggs, sugar, and brown sugar.  Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and salt until well combined  Stir in apple and pecans.  Pour into sprayed 9″x13″ baking pan.  Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool.  Serve with caramel sauce and whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream.

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Pumpkin Pecan Dessert

I am not crazy about the name of this recipe.  Using the name dessert bothers me, it seems too generic, especially for something so incredibly delicious.  But, what do you name something that is part pie and part cake?  I guess, dessert.  There are many sites featuring this recipe and some call it Pumpkin Crunch Cake.  It is found at bettycrocker.com, tasteofhome.com, allrecipes.com, and many other places around the web.  I first saw it on my internet friend’s wonderful website thethankfulheart.wordpress.com.

I am upstairs and every once in awhile I think I hear a voice from the refrigerator calling me…it is that good!  If you want pumpkin pie and you are not in the mood to make and roll out pastry, this is a quick fix for you craving.  Here is my version…


1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1½ cups sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1 box white cake mix (can use yellow or spice)
1½ cups chopped pecans
1 cup butter, melted

Heat oven to 350°.  Spray bottom of 9″ x 13″ baking pan.  Mix pumpkin, milk, eggs, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and salt.  Pour mixture into prepared baking pan.  Sprinkle dry cake mix over pumpkin mixture and top with pecans.  Drizzle melted butter over pecans.  Bake 55-60 minutes.  Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.  Keep refrigerated.

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Strawberry Apple Spice Cake

This is an incredibly flavorful moist cake.  There are many different flavors, but all work so well together.  Inspired by a tasteofhome.com recipe, I made a few adjustments to suit our family.  Delicious!

                       

Cake:
3/4 cup butter, softened
1½ cups sugar
1 cup strawberry jam
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/3 cups flour
1½ tsp baking soda
1½ tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp each ground allspice, cloves and cinnamon
1½ cups buttermilk
3/4 cups mini chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup chopped peeled apple

Preheat oven to 350°.  Grease and flour bundt pan.  In large bowl with electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Mix in strawberry jam, egg, and vanilla.  Combine flour, baking soda and spices; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.  Stir in mini chocolate chips, pecans, and apple.  Pour into prepared bundt pan.  Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack.  Cool completely then glaze.

Glaze:
2 Tbl strawberry jam
1/2 cup powdered sugar

In small bowl, microwave jam for  a few seconds to thin.  Stir in powdered sugar and spread over top of cake.

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