October 7, 2013

Super scrumptious pumpkin stuff...

Last week we went to a farm near us to pick some pumpkins...we bake them to make pumpkin pie and bread. 
This Pumpkin Spice Rooibus tea (no caffeine) is really good, just $3.99 for a pretty tin.  I like it best with a bit of honey and cream.  And we made cookies and spread Nutella in the middle to eat with the tea.
Trader Joe's has so many good pumpkin treats. 
 And for some homemade goodies:
My sister made these pumpkin pie cupcakes 2 weeks ago.  We ate them with whipped cream on top.  They are SO good.   Here's the recipe from the blog (link above, with my notes in parenthesis):

1 15 oz can pumpkin puree (use 1 cup freshly baked pumpkin flesh, pureed)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup evaporated milk
2/3 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (instead, use 1/2 teaspoon each, ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 cup muffin tin with silicone liners, foil liners sprayed with cooking spray or just spray the cups with cooking spray.  Either of these three methods will make it easy to take the cupcake out after it’s cooked. Paper liners make it difficult to remove the cupcakes.
Mix the pumpkin, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and milk.  Add the flour, pumpkin spice, salt, baking powder and baking soda to the mixture. Fill each muffin cup with 1/3 cup of the mixture. Bake for twenty minutes and let cool for twenty minutes.  Remove cupcakes from pan and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle more pumpkin pie spice on top and serve. ♥ Makes 12 cupcakes.


elizabeth said...

oh that all looks so good! so nice to have autumn foods!

WendyLady@GoodBooks said...

I was at Trader Joe's yesterday - I couldn't believe ALL the pumpkin stuff they have!! (I missed that cheesecake, so I'll have to go back!) Loving this time of year. :)