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Neighbors Growing Together | Nov 23, 2014

Pumpkin season brings favorite recipes

By LOVINA EICHER, The Amish Cook | Oct 08, 2013

Since this is pumpkin season, the column is devoted to two reader favorite recipes this week involving this tasty autumn garden goodie.  More about the happenings in the Eicher household next week!

Pumpkin Sheetcake
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 c. vegetable oil
2 c. flour
1 c. chopped nuts
2 c. fresh pumpkin or 1 can
1/2 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
2 t. baking powder
2 t. cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together and pour into a sheet cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cake cool and then add frosting.

Frosting Recipe:
1 8-ounce package cream cheese
2 sticks of softened butter
1/2 c. chopped nuts
box of powder sugar
Mix well and spread on cake after it is cool

Pumpkin Pie
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 /2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, separated
1 cup pumpkin
1 cup milk

Combine dry ingredients. Add egg yolks, milk, and pumpkin. Fold in beaten egg whites. Bake at 400 for 35-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Makes 1 9-inch pie

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