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Gifts of the Season - Pumpkin Treats

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Spiced Pumpkin Fudge
Mini Pumpkin Pecan Orange Soaked Cakes
Gift-Giving Pumpkin Cranberry Breads
Libby's Pumpkin Roll

(Family Features) - Baked homemade gifts are an easy and delicious way to share the joy of the holidays. This year, indulge family and friends with the spiced goodness of pumpkin treats. Versatile pumpkin is scrumptious in more than just a silky pumpkin pie. These classic recipes deliver on the taste of the season. In fact, they're so good, you'll want to make extra for yourself!

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Spiced Pumpkin Fudge

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
  • 2/3 cup (5 fluid-ounce can) Nestlé Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 cup Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups (12-ounce package) Nestlé Toll House Premier White Morsels
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow crème
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    1. LINE 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil.
    2. COMBINE sugar, brown sugar, evaporated milk, pumpkin, butter and spice in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, for 10 to 12 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 234° to 240°F (soft-ball stage).
    3. QUICKLY STIR in morsels, marshmallow crème, nuts and vanilla extract. Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until morsels are melted. Immediately pour into prepared pan. Let stand on wire rack for 2 hours or until completely cooled. Refrigerate tightly covered. To cut, lift from pan; remove foil. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Makes about 3 pounds.

Calories: 150g     Total Fat: 7g
Cholesterol: 10mg     Protein: 1g
Carbohydrates: 21g     Sodium: 30mg

Makes 48, 2 piece servings

Mini Pumpkin Pecan Orange Soaked Cakes

Indulge family and friends with the spiced goodness of pumpkin treats. Pumpkin is more than just a silky pumpkin pie. Try this recipe for mini pumpkin cakes.

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 package (18.25 ounces) spice cake mix
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • Orange Syrup (recipe follows)

    1. PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 6-cake mini Bundt pans. Sprinkle nuts over bottom.
    2. COMBINE cake mix, pumpkin, vegetable oil and eggs in large mixer bowl. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds or until blended. Beat for 4 minutes on medium speed. Spoon about 1/2 cup into each mold.
    3. BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cakes comes out clean. Remove from oven. With back of spoon, carefully pat down dome of each cake to flatten. Let cool in pans for 5 minutes. Invert cakes onto cooling rack(s). Poke holes in cakes with wooden pick. Spoon a tablespoon of Orange Syrup over each cake. Allow syrup to soak in. Cool completely before serving or wrapping for gifts.
    4. Orange Syrup: Place 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons water and 2 teaspoons grated orange peel in small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons orange juice.

Calories: 480g     Total Fat: 31g
Cholesterol: 80mg     Protein: 5g
Carbohydrates: 48g     Sodium: 50mg

Makes 12 cakes

Gift-Giving Pumpkin Cranberry Breads

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 6 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 can (29 ounces) Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup orange juice or water
  • 2 cups sweetened dried, fresh or frozen cranberries

    1. PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Grease and flour four 9 x 5-inch loaf pans.
    2. COMBINE flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt in extra large bowl. Combine sugar, pumpkin, eggs, oil and juice in large bowl with wire whisk; mix until just blended. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stir until just moistened. Fold in cranberries. Spoon 4 cups of batter into each prepared pan.
    3. BAKE for 60 to 65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Once completely cooled, wrap loaves in plastic wrap.

Calories: 260g     Total Fat: 10g
Cholesterol: 35mg     Protein: 3g
Carbohydrates: 40g     Sodium: 260mg

Makes 4, 9 x 5-inch loaves

Libby's Pumpkin Roll

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, at room
  • temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar (optional for decoration)

    1. For Cake - PREHEAT oven to 375°F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan; line with wax paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with powdered sugar.
    2. COMBINE flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts.
    3. BAKE for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. (If using a dark-colored pan, begin checking for doneness at 11 minutes.) Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool on wire rack.
    4. For Filling - BEAT cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

Calories: 370g     Total Fat: 16g
Cholesterol: 105mg     Protein: 5g
Carbohydrates: 52g     Sodium: 280mg

Makes 10 servings

Notes, Tips & Suggestions
Tip: Be sure to put enough powdered sugar on the towel when rolling up the cake so it will not stick.

SOURCE: Libby's Pumpkin

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