sábado, 30 de octubre de 2010

Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Jell-O

I just love Halloween, spending time with friends and sharing our own recipes and treats
I had some pumpkin puree left, so I thought of jell-o, the results were impressive, great consistency and flavor, everyone liked it, its something different to enjoy, Happy Halloween!
cream cheese LAYER
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup water
1 pkg. cream cheese
3/4 cup of sugar
1/2 Tbsp. cinnamon
3 Tbsp. unflavored gelatin
pumpkin LAYER
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup of water
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 Tbsp, cinnamon
3 Tbsp. unflavored gelatin
Beat cream cheese with sugar.
Add pumpkin puree
Add cinnamon
mix unflavored gelatin with water and take into the microwave for 30 sec.
add slowly to the pumpkin mixture.
Pour into a mold
Refrigerate and let it set
Do exactly like the first part of the recipe, only without the cream cheese.
Pour the second layer of the jell-o.
Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
Unmold, and enjoy!!!

jueves, 21 de octubre de 2010

My Best Pumpkin-Cinnamon Cheesecake

Cheesecakes are my favorite kind of cakes, I just love them, they´re so versatile and creamy, this pumpkin cheesecake is easy to make and delicious to taste hope you like it
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup firm butter cut in small pieces
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1-1/2 lb. cream cheese softened
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
5 egg yolks
3 egg whites
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup white chocolate
3 drops orange food coloring
white and orange sugar crystals

To prepare crust, sift flour into a large bowl, add sugar and vanilla and cinnamon add butter cut in squares, add and mix until mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs.
Place dough in a plastic bag and refrigerate 30 min.
Preheat oven to 475F. Grease a 8-inch spring form pan.
On a lightly floured surface roll dough to a 1/4 inch thickness.
.line greased pan with dough. Set aside.
Beat cream cheese, sour cream,sugar, flour and egg yolks and whites in a large bowl.
Stir in vanilla and cinnamon and beat until smooth.
add pumpkin puree
Spoon filling into prepared crust..
Bake for 50 minutes or more if necessary.
Let it cool completely
microwave white chocolate until completely melted.
add orange food coloring
pipe the orange chocolate doing lines or a free patern and pipe some little dots or kisses all around the cake.
add colored and white sugar.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Sables

I love Halloween treats, thinking about all the season just makes me happy
Pumpkin cookies are just a nice way to enjoy and share with friends and family
1-1/4 cups all purpose flour
pinch of salt
1/4 cup of sugar
1/2finely ground almonds
1/2 tsp.cinnamon
1/3cup butter softened
2egg yolks
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
150 grs. cream cheese
3 tbsp sugar
1 or 2 egg whites
sugar crystals, (green and orange)
How to make them
Grease several baking sheets with butter.
Stir flour, salt and sugar in medium size bowl
mix in cinnamon
Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
Add egg yolks and mix to form a soft dough.
Roll out dough on a floured surface, using a pumpkin cookie cutter .
and cut out the figures.
Place slightly apart
with a brush apply some egg white to each and sprinkle with the green and orange sugar crystals
Refrigerate unbaked for 30 minutes
Preheat oven to 350F
Bake pumpkin Sables for 15 to 20 min.
Remove, when cool
Spoon some filling and cover with another cookie.