Holiday Pumpkin Desserts
North American Indians used to cook whole pumpkins in fire ashes. They scooped out the hot fleshy meat and drizzled it with maple syrup for supper. Yes, long before European explorers sought to conquer the Incas and Aztecs, American natives were dishing up this harvest-time favorite. Centuries of use definitely give this squash-legend a repertoire of recipe namesakes, the most popular being pumpkin pie. However, the marriage of cream cheese and pumpkin as found in culinary treats like Pumpkin Cheese Roll or Pumpkin Cheesecake is one union I'd never want to annul. And then there's the ease of tantalizing Pumpkin Squares-it's to die for! Perk up your holiday table with a luscious Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, which is refreshingly different. If you haven't served one of these pumpkin delights in a while, do it this year. You may just start a new "centuries-old" tradition! Happy Thanksgiving! --Desi @ DVO
Pumpkin Cheese Roll
Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
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