Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Recipe of the Week- All About Pumpkins!

Spider Pumpkin?
Pumpkins in every size, shape and color
Artichoke Blooms
Pumpkin soup, Pumpkin butter on bread & pumpkin bratwurst!
It was all so good, but the soup was the best!

This past weekend, I went to my first Pumpkin Festival. They had pumpkin everything!
Pumpkin cookies, jam, butter and wine.
Pumpkin liquor, oil, seeds covered in chocolate and cocoa.
Pumpkin soup, bratwurst and bread.
It really got me in the mood for fall and inspired me to make pumpkin cheesecake muffins today. I found the recipe on Becca's blog, Lovely in Pink.

You all know by now that I LOVE pumpkin flavored anything.
Lattes, pie, candles, bread, anything.
After making these, I am now also a fan of pumpkin muffins.
These are delicious!
A heavier muffin than what I am used to, full of flavor, great with a cup of coffee.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins
Courtesy of: Becca

Ingredients

1 egg
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 T. sugar

2 1/4 c. flour
3 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 c. sugar
1 c. canned pumpkin
1/2 c. oil (I used light veggie oil)

(Not pictured: Baking soda)

1. To make the filling, beat the cream cheese, 1 egg and 1 T. sugar until well blended; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt.
3. Beat remaining eggs, sugar, pumpkin and oil; stir into dry ingredients until just moistened.
4. Divide the batter among 16 greased, paper-lined muffin cups.
5. Drop filling by teaspoonfuls over batter. Cover with remaining batter.
6. Bake 20 minutes in a 350ยบ oven or until toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean.
7. And as always, ENJOY!
( I enjoyed mine with a cup of Sumatran coffee, Starbucks brand, in my new Paris cup!)

Don't you just love my ceramic jack-o-lantern? I bought it at the festival for only
10 euro! What a steal!
It was the only one they had.
It's incredibly heavy & has a hole in the bottom to place a candle.
I love it!

11 comments:

Hilary said...

Wow, perfect timing! I have a can of pumpkin that I have to use, and I was going to search for recipes this weekend. Now I don’t have to!

Julie said...

Those look amazing. Sadly, I was told that there is a national canned pumpkin shortage...not sure if it is true yet but that could be a bummer.

annoyed army wife said...

Yum! Those look tasty!

Becca said...

How fun! I love the spider pumpkin :)
Pumpkin is a wonderful food and so are the seeds! It's kind of cool how pumpkin seeds are a natural anti-depressant remedy, and pumpkins are harvested in the fall when the weather changes. Perfect timing :)

Mowenackie said...

Oh great! I needed a recipe for a bake sale next week and this fits the bill! Looks delicious. Thanks!

Lovely In Pink said...

These look delicious, I'm so glad you liked them!

p.s. yours look so much prettier than mine! :)

Jen said...

oh, yum! I love everything pumpkin :)

itsadogtagwifelife said...

Oh my gosh, these look amazing! I can't wait to make them.

Maranda said...

Wow! Those muffins look delicious and I LOVE the jack-o0lantern! Too cute! Great buy!!!

JG said...

Hi! I'm over from the Weekly Roundup.

Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this recipe! I've been looking for something simple and with pumpkin to take to me weekly Bible Study, and this is absolutely perfect! When I get them done (as long as they turn out well) I'll be sure and link the picture back here!

Mrs. G.I. Joe said...

This makes me so excited for fall!