By Kevin Williams
Looking for Amish pumpkin recipes? You've come to the right place. I update this post every year and someday, it'll be "12 Amish pumpkin recipes", or 15, and so on. This year's addition: an easy, flavorful pumpkin soup.
AMISH PUMPKIN RECIPES
Ah, we are in mid-September and that means menus are beginning to trot out their selection of everything infused with pumpkin specials. I'm sure Taco Bell will next roll out a pumpkin taco. This whole pumpkin proliferation seems to be a relatively recent phenomena. I remember when I was a kid pumpkin was basically reserved for pie at Thanksgiving and my grandma would always seem to have a few untouched cans of Libbys pumpkin pie sitting in her pantry. Now, pumpkin has exploded and is used almost everything it seems during the September - November season. And what happens is that by Thanksgiving everyone is sick of pumpkin, so the pies are a last hurrah for another year. But in the beginning, pumpkin is a welcome site, infusing its wonderful flavor everywhere. Ah, who doesn't like a pumpkin latte??
Yoder's Restaurant in Sarasota, Florida takes the cake...er pancake for most wonderful pumpkin pancakes. Man, these are good. If ever have a chance to stop by there during pumpkin season you won't be disappointed with these fluffy, pumpkiny wonders!
We'll be showcasing several pumpkin recipes over the weeks ahead on Amish365.com,but let's start with an easy pumpkin soup. My wife makes a pumpkin soup every autumn that is really good, but it does have some spice to it and some people don't want fire with their pumpkin. This Amish recipe pumpkin soup is milder yet equally flavorful, so I think it is worth a try.
FLAVORFUL PUMPKIN SOUP
¼ cup chopped green peppers
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups water
2 chicken boullion cubes
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1 teaspoon parsley flakes or fresh minced parsley
1 diced tomato
2 cups mashed, cooked pumpkin
2 cups mik
1 /8 teaspoon pepper
Saute pepper, onions, parsley and bay leaf in butter until tender. Do not brown. Add tomatoes, pumpkin, water, and bullion. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat,simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. In a small bowl, combine flour and milk,blend well. Stir into soup mixture, add salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until mixture boils.
- ¼ cup chopped green peppers
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups water
- 2 chicken boullion cubes
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon parsley flakes or fresh minced parsley
- 1 diced tomato
- 2 cups mashed, cooked pumpkin
- 2 cups milk
- 1 /8 teaspoon pepper
- Saute pepper, onions, parsley and bay leaf in butter until tender. Do not brown. Add tomatoes, pumpkin, water, and bullion. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat,simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. In a small bowl, combine flour and milk,blend well. Stir into soup mixture, add salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until mixture boils.
The Rest of Our Amish365 Pumpkin Hall of Fame!
HOMEMADE AMISH PUMPKIN PANCAKES: with butter and syrup, please! If you have never had pumpkin pancakes before you should try them. I think IHOP has them on their menu, although I know eating out is out most of the time these days. Click here for the recipe.
PUMPKIN CHRISTMAS CAKE: Every year someone gets mad at me for calling it Christmas cake, so I waver between calling it Christmas cake or Holiday cake, but either way it is delicious! Click here.
SOUR CREAM PUMPKIN COFFEECAKE: Wow, this is just an amazing coffeecake. Make this on a crisp October morning and have a warm cup of coffee with it. Yum! Click here.
AMISH PUMPKIN BARS: a delicious classic: click here.
MINI-SUGAR COOKIE PUMPKIN PIES: This is a touch of pumpkin elegance, enjoy!
PUMPKIN BLUEBERRY BREAD: Quirky recipe, but very delicious, moist bread. Click here.
HOMEMADE PUMPKIN ROLL WITH CREAM CHEESE FILLING: This is a staple of most Amish bakeries this time of year. Now is a dessert that I just think is super chilled, slice a chilled piece of this and you'll be in culinary bliss! Click here.
Love all the recipes thanks. I want to make the pumpkin Christmas cake but in the directions says add the nuts, not mentioned in the ingredients and, also, is the pumpkin caned or fresh? Thanks
Thanks for the kind words, Gale, the pumpkin is canned and you can add a half cup of english walnut pieces if you want, but that is optional.
Kevin, don't EVER let someone make you move away from calling something Christmas that IS Christmas! After all, if it wasn't four CHRISTmas, where would the HOLIDAY come from? There seem to be just too many haters these days!
Take care. Have yourself some CHRISTMAS CAKE!
Thanks, Steve, I think I will!:)