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Festival Winning Sweet Potato Pie

Ingredients: 2 pie crusts 2 1/2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes (2 large or 3 medium) 2 cups sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 cup evaporated milk 2 tablespoons maple-flavored syrup Directions: Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, stir together ingredients, adding syrup last. Pour into […]

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Ingredients: 12 slices  cinnamon-raisin bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 8 cups) 4 eggs 1 cup  milk 1 can  (15 oz.) pumpkin 1 cup  plus 2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar, divided 1 tsp.  pumpkin pie spice, divided 1 tsp.  vanilla 1/2 cup  chopped pecans 1/2 cup  sour cream 1 cup  thawed whipped topping 1/4 cup  maple-flavored […]

Pumpkin Spice Roll

Ingredients: 3/4 cup  plus 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar, divided 3/4 cup  flour 1-1/2 tsp.  pumpkin pie spice 1 tsp.  baking powder 1/4 tsp.  salt 3  eggs 1 cup  granulated sugar 3/4 cup  canned pumpkin 1 cup  chopped walnuts 4 oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) cream cheese, softened 1-1/2 cups  thawed whipped topping Directions: Heat oven […]

Pumpkin Caramel Cream Pudding

Pudding Ingredients: 4 – eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups half-and-half 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Dash salt Topping Ingredients: 2 tablespoons dark brown Sugar 1 tablespoon chopped pecans 1 tablespoon butter, softened Directions: Heat oven to 325°F. Put large pan or teakettle of water on to boil. Beat […]

Blueberry Crisp

Ingredients: 4 cups – fresh blueberries (2 pints) 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup – whole wheat flour 1 cup – rolled oats 1 teaspoon – ground cinnamon 1/4 cup – margarine (1/2 stick) 4 tablespoons – canola oil Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. In a lightly greased 10-inch round or 9 X […]

No Fail Pie Crust

Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 cup shortening (Not butter!) 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vinegar About 6-7 tablespoons ice water Directions: Combine dry ingredients and cut shortening in with a pastry blender or two knives. In electric blender: mix egg, vinegar and water. Add to other ingredients, stirring […]

Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pie

Ingredients: 4 apple (large, peeled, cored, and sliced) 2 1/2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen) 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup flour (all purpose) 1 teaspoon apple pie spice 1 pie crust (prepared) Directions: Stir all ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl and place in a 10-inch deep dish pie pan. Place one pie […]

Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Ingredients: 1 cup gingersnaps (finely crumbed, or graham crackers) 3 tablespoons butter (unsalted, melted) 2 packages cream cheese (8 oz, light, softened) 1 cup sweet potatoes (mashed, peeled and cooked) 1/3 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon orange peel (finely shredded) 1 teaspoon vanilla 5 egg whites 1 cup milk (evaporated) […]

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp.  butter 3 small apples, peeled, chopped (about 3 cups) 25 individually wrapped caramels (approx. 6-7 oz.) 1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk, divided 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk 4  eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 3/4 lb. unsliced white bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 8 cups) 1/2 cup  dried […]

Frightening Witch’s Finger Cookies

Ingredients: 1-1/4 cups sliced almonds, divided 4 oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup  butter, softened 3/4 cup  powdered sugar 1 tsp.  almond extract 1/4 tsp.  salt 1-1/2 cups  flour Directions: HEAT oven to 325ºF. RESERVE 40 nuts for later use; process remaining nuts in food processor until finely ground. Beat next […]

Monster’s Toes

Ingredients: 1 cup  butter, softened 2 cups  flour 1 pkg.  (3 oz.) Lime Flavor Gelatin 18  red berry-shaped gummy candies Directions: HEAT oven to 350°F. BEAT butter in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add flour and dry gelatin mix; mix well. ROLL dough into 18 toe-shaped pieces; place 2 inches apart on baking sheet. […]

Easy Halloween Truffles

Ingredients: 1-1/2 pkg.  (4 oz. each) BAKER’S Bittersweet Chocolate (6 oz.), broken into pieces 1/4 cup  whipping cream 1 Tbsp.  butter, softened 1-1/2 pkg.  (4 oz. each) BAKER’S White Chocolate (6 oz.), divided Yellow and red food colorings (3 drops yellow and 2 drops red) 3 Tbsp.  BAKER’S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut, tinted orange Black decorating […]

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups canned 100 percent pumpkin (not pie filling) Directions: Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare Dimensions […]

Candy Corn Cookies

from Ivory Harlow of Chillicothe, Ohio Ingredients: 1 cup butter flavor Crisco 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp. salt 2 egg yolks 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 cup self-rising flour 1 cup all-purpose flour Candy corns Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together Crisco and sugar. Add […]

Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten-free)

Ingredients: 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup golden brown sugar 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 egg 1 cup chestnut flour* 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1-1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips About 3 whole roasted and peeled chestnuts Directions: Preheat the oven to 350°F […]

Pumpkin Fluff Dip

Ingredients: 1 can  (15 oz.) pumpkin 1 pkg.  (3.4 oz.) vanilla flavor instant pudding 1 tsp.  pumpkin pie spice 1 tub  (8 oz.) whipped topping, thawed Directions: Mix pumpkin, dry pudding mix and spice in large bowl with whisk until blended. Stir in whipped topping. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Reader Recipe: Gaye V. Ochs of Leeper, PA Ingredients for Cake: 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 cup salad oil 2 cups pumpkin 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt Ingredients for Icing: 1 stick butter 1 1-lb. box powdered sugar 8 oz. softened cream cheese 2 tsp. […]

Pumpkin Raisin Cake

Reader’s Recipe: D. Flinner of Canton, OH Ingredients: 2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 eggs 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin 3/4 cup vegetable oil 2 cups bran cereal (not flakes) 1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup raisins powdered […]

Pumpkin Pie Cake

Reader’s Recipe: D. Flinner of Canton, OH Ingredients: 1 (29 oz.) can pumpkin 1 (13 oz.) can evaporated milk 4 eggs 1 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 yellow cake mix 1 cup melted butter 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 1/4 cup brown sugar whipped topping or ice cream Directions: […]

Pumpkin Pie Bars

Reader’s Recipe: D. Flinner of Canton, OH Ingredients: 2/3 cup margarine, softened 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts, divided 1 (16 oz.) can pumpkin 1 3/4 cup flour 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle brand milk 1/4 cup light molasses 2 eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 2 teaspoons vanilla extract powdered […]

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