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How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

We know canned pumpkin is easy to use and tastes fine, but in our eyes, nothing beats homemade. Pumpkin puree is actually quite easy to make at home, especially in a slow cooker. Use your finished puree in soups, breads and pies all season long. Freeze any leftovers in plastic bags or store it in jars in the fridge. All it takes is a couple pie pumpkins, a slow cooker and a food processor or blender.

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Start by prepping the pumpkins with a good rinse. Then, use a knife to cut out the stem of each pumpkin.

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Remove the stems and discard. You won’t need them anymore.

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Slice each pumpkin in half.

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Use a large spoon to scoop out the seeds and fibrous insides. Reserve the seeds if you want to make toasted pumpkin seeds later. (Highly recommended by us, of course!)

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Place the pumpkin pieces and water in the slow cooker crock. The water isn’t absolutely necessary, but it helps the pumpkin steam faster.

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Set the timer on your slow cooker and check on the pumpkins when it goes off, about 2 hours. The outer skin should be easily pricked by a fork, and the flesh should be soft.

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Use a large spoon to scoop out the pumpkin flesh, then toss the pumpkin skins. Add the pumpkin flesh to a food processor or blender (or large container if using a hand blender).

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Process the pumpkin until it becomes a smooth puree. This won’t take long, since the pumpkin is so soft.

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Store the puree in jars in the refrigerator or use plastic bags to freeze it. Now you can make tasty soups, delicious pies, smoothies, bread pudding or even pumpkin butter. Check back soon for our favorite recipes using homemade pumpkin puree.

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Pumpkin Puree

Ingredients
2 pie pumpkins (about 2 pounds each)
1 cup water
Instructions
Cut pumpkins in half and remove seeds.
Pour water in bottom of slow cooker crock. Add pumpkin pieces.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 2 to 3 hours or LOW for 3 to 4 hours until pumpkin is soft.
Let pumpkin cool. Use a spoon to scrape pumpkin into blender or food processor.
Blend until smooth. Use pumpkin in recipes for soup, breads, muffins or desserts. Pumpkin can be placed in containers and frozen for 1 to 2 months.
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Pumpkin Butter Hand Pies with Blahnik Baker @hamiltonbeachZainab Storms is a baking enthusiast, food photographer, shoe addict, neuroscience PhD student and food blogger. Unlike most people, she didn’t grow up baking with her grandmother or mother – she taught herself after attempting a cake for her husband on Valentine’s Day. Zainab lives in New York with her husband and can be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Pumpkin Butter Hand Pies with Blahnik Baker @hamiltonbeach

One of my favorite things about the fall, besides the beautiful foliage and instant need to wear boots, is the return of comfort foods and pies. I love baking pies, and they are one of the best comfort foods. I love the way they make my kitchen smell when they are in the oven. It gets the whole house excited!

Pumpkin Butter Hand Pies with Blahnik Baker @hamiltonbeach

To capture the essence of fall and ensure I saved up (ahem, bottled up) some of the best parts, I made homemade pumpkin butter in my slow cooker this year. It’s the easiest recipe you will find and so delicious. Spiced pumpkin puree (fresh or canned) is combined with brown sugar and apple cider. Simmer on low for 5 hours and viola! Lovely pumpkin butter that you can bottle up to enjoy during the predicted long winter.

Pumpkin Butter Hand Pies with Blahnik Baker @hamiltonbeach

Pumpkin butter is very versatile. You can enjoy it as a spread on your morning toast, a dip for your snacking apples or butter for dinner rolls. Or in my case, use it as pie filling!

Pumpkin Butter Hand Pies with Blahnik Baker @hamiltonbeach

For these pumpkin hand pies I am sharing today, I used my homemade pumpkin butter as filling instead of traditional pumpkin pie filling. These hand pies are made of a buttery, flaky crust and are filled with a lightly spiced and sweet pumpkin butter filling to give you the perfect bite-sized pie. I hope you enjoy it!

Pumpkin Butter Hand Pies with Blahnik Baker @hamiltonbeach


Pumpkin Butter Hand Pies
YIELDS: 12 servings

For pumpkin butter
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin puree
½ cup apple cider (or apple juice)
¾ cup light brown sugar
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch ground cloves
For Hand Pies
Pie Crust
Ice cold water
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
14 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon milk for egg wash
Cinnamon and Turbinado sugar for sprinkling
For Pumpkin Butter
Set your slow cooker to LOW. Combine all the ingredients in your slow cooker and stir thoroughly to combine. Cook for 5 hours, stirring occasionally, until pumpkin butter is thick.
Transfer pumpkin butter to a mason jar and let cool. Store in refrigerator.
For Hand Pies
Prepare ½ cup ice-cold water and keep in fridge. In a food processor, pulse flour, sugar and salt. Add in half of the butter and pulse for 30 seconds. Add in the rest of butter and pulse until the mixture looks like coarse meal. Sprinkle about 6 tablespoons cold water over mixture and pulse until dough comes together in clumps. If dry, add a little bit more water (1 teaspoon at a time) until dough comes together.
Remove dough from processor and pat into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for at least an hour or overnight. The dough can be made up to 3 days ahead. Keep chilled. Let stand at room temperature a few minutes before rolling out.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to a large circle. Using a 2 or 3-inch round biscuit cutter, cut out at least 24 circles. You will need to roll the extra dough to cut out more circles.
Place 6 dough circles on each prepared baking sheet. Add about a tablespoon of pumpkin butter to the center of each circle. Place another dough circle on top and using your fingers press together to seal. Use a fork to crimp the edges.
In a small bowl, whisk together egg and one tablespoon of milk. Brush the top of dough with egg wash. Sprinkle with cinnamon and turbinado sugar.
Bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a serving platter.
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Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Fall is here and the local pumpkin patches are full of families searching for just the right jack-o-lantern to decorate the front porch. A chill in the air makes you crave hot beverages and those favorite fall flavors like cinnamon, apples and – of course – pumpkin.

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Combining the tastes of fall, pumpkin donuts make a delicious breakfast or dessert topped with ice cream and perhaps a drizzle of caramel. Making your own donuts does take some effort, but when you bite into this warm treat covered in cinnamon-sugar, you’ll be rewarded. We make them in a deep fryer to ensure a crisp, even coating and a soft interior.

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

These donuts are cake-style, meaning you won’t have to wait for the dough to rise and you can satisfy your donut craving even sooner. The dough comes together very quickly, and after a quick rest in the refrigerator, they’re ready to roll. Kids love to help roll out dough and cut out donut shapes. Save the donut holes and fry them last. They are delicious little leftovers – or a secret reward for the hungry cook!

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Using the deep fryer, donuts take just two minutes to cook. Cool them on a wire rack lined with paper towels. A quick shake in a resealable plastic bag of cinnamon sugar completes the process. Grab a mug of hot cider and enjoy!

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Pumpkin Donuts
YIELDS: 16 servings

Ingredients
1 cup pureed pumpkin
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large egg
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch ground allspice
1 cup sugar
Instructions
With a mixer on medium speed, beat pumpkin, brown sugar, buttermilk, oil and egg until blended.
Gradually stir in flour, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, salt, ginger, nutmeg and allspice until well blended. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Heat oil in deep fryer with basket to 375ºF.
Roll dough to 3/8-inch thickness on floured surface. Using a floured donut cutter, cut donuts. Gather pieces, roll and cut again. Repeat cutting and rolling with remaining dough.
Carefully, lower donuts into deep fryer. Cook 1 minute and turn over. (Donut will raise to the surface before 1 minute.)
Cook an additional minute. Remove to a wire rack lined with paper towels. Cool 5 minutes.
Shake sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a resealable plastic bag to combine. Add donuts, two at a time to bag. Seal bag and shake until donuts are coated with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Notes
Use extra dough to make donut holes. Shake them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture after frying for a delicious snack.
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Today is officially the first day of autumn. Fall into the season with these twelve seasonal recipe favorites – including plenty for your slow cooker.

Just in time for fall! Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts

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Warm Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad

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Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Pumpkin Bread Pudding

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

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Pumpkin Pie Spiced Coffee from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

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Pumpkin Spice Coffee for Thanksgiving from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 

You know the scene. Everyone is stuffed from a huge Thanksgiving meal and falls into the nearest couch, recliner or pillow to relax. After a little rest, people are ready to come back to the table for dessert. Wouldn’t it be nice to offer a hot cup of coffee to help everyone through the lull? This delicious pumpkin pie spiced coffee is the perfect holiday treat to serve your guests after dinner.

 


Pumpkin Pie Spiced Coffee
SERVES: 1

This recipe was written for the Hamilton Beach® The Scoop™ Single-Cup Coffee Maker. It’s perfect for ensuring everyone gets their favorite kind of coffee. The Scoop allows you to customize your coffee and brew it right into an individual mug or travel mug.
Ingredients
1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1 teaspoon crystallized ginger
2 Tablespoons ground coffee
12 ounces water
2 Tablespoons half and half
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
Whipped cream
Pumpkin pie spice
Instructions
Place cinnamon stick, cloves and ginger in Scoop filter. Fill Scoop filter with ground coffee up to MAX fill line. (Do not use ground spices or overfill Scoop filter with coffee.)
Fill mug with water and pour into coffee maker.
Select BOLD setting. Brew coffee into mug.
Stir in half and half and brown sugar.
Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice.
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