It really is no secret how much I love the pumpkin. A few days ago I made my first pumpkin pie of the season. A day later I ate the last slice for breakfast.
A few thoughts on pumpkin:
*The last few times I've made a pumpkin pie, I've replaced the evaporated milk with sweetened condensed milk. It gives it a much richer flavor. But now that I write that, I kinda want a regular pumpkin pie. Plus, I think that Jay's a purist about that sort of thing.
*But I'm sure there will also be a chocolate bottom pumpkin pie sometime soon.
*I also want to make one with a graham cracker crust, the way Dani does. I tried this last year, making the crust myself by just eyeballing the ingredients and it came out okay. I need to find a good graham cracker crust recipe.
*Has anyone ever made a pumpkin pie using fresh pumpkin and not the canned variety? I'm wondering how this would work?
*Daphne keeps sending me links to delicious sounding pumpkin recipes, like Rigatoni with Pumpkin Cream Sauce. Um, yes please. Or this gluten free pumpkin pie bread.
*Of course there will be pumpkin pancakes and more pumpkin muffins.
What are your plans for the pumpkin this season? Has anyone ever tried making their own pumpkin ice cream?