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Pumpkin, Spice, and Everything Nice!


Enough with the fall themed blogs—we know! But we can’t let the fall season pass without mentioning everyone’s fall favorite: pumpkin! There are so many ways to incorporate pumpkin into a menu and we want to let you know our favorite dishes with a pumpkin twist to get into the fall spirit! Here are some pumpkin dishes you can put on your menu:

Pumpkin Cheesecake

  • 4 pounds cream cheese
  • 4 cups brown sugar
  • ¼ cup bourbon or whiskey
  • ¼ cup vanilla paste
  • 3 pounds + 12 ounces pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 10 eggs

Whisk together the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt, and pumpkin, and then combine the cream cheese with brown sugar, until fully smooth. Slowly add the pumpkin mix, and bourbon and vanilla. Add the eggs one by one and then bake for 35 minutes at 250 degrees. This recipe yields one cheesecake! Here’s the link:!

Pumpkin Soup

  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • One 4-pound sugar pie pumpkin
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup creme fraiche
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ cup toasted pepitas

Cut the pumpkin into quarters and remove seeds completely. Brush olive oil over the flesh of the pumpkin and sprinkle with brown sugar and roast in oven at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Once cooled off, peel skin off pumpkins and dice into large chunks. Heat 4 teaspoons of olive oil and sweat the onion, garlic, and salt until translucent. Add the spices and stir. Add the roasted pumpkin to the onion/garlic mixture and then add the vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce head and simmer. Once the squash mixture is done, stir the cream and creme fraiche. Use a blender to process the soup until smooth, and garnish with the toasted pepitas, creme fraiche, and sage leave. Check it out:!

Whether you’re incorporating pumpkin into a drink, or a dish, it’s a great way to celebrate fall and make your restaurant feel more cozy!

2019-10-09 00:00:00
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