We are a family that loves pumpkin pie. So when you go to the grocery store and buy just the can of pumpkin, thinking you surely must have a can of evaporated milk in the pantry somewhere, because you know there's a frozen pie crust in the freezer, so you can't be missing anything else, and are wrong about that, this is what you can make instead. :)
I've never had to try out an alternative recipe before, but desperate measures and all that . . . The Libby's can (yeah, sorry that it's a Nestle-owned brand, but you can buy another brand or use your home-grown pumpkins) has a recipe for Libby's Pumpkin Roll which is to die for!
Still wrapped in plastic wrap, right out of the fridge.
But first, did you know that pumpkin is:
- Low in Calories with 40 calories per 1/2 cup serving
- Low in Fat and contains no Trans Fat, Saturated Fat or Cholesterol
- High in Vitamin A with 80% as beta-carotene
- An Excellent Source of Fiber
I discovered that Libby's has videos to get you through the recipes, so if you're a beginning chef, that's a nice touch. I'm not sure what other food companies are doing this. Now I'm looking forward to making the pumpkin cheesecake! After Eddie and I got married, we traveled up to Long Island--Southold, Greenport, East Marion (where I lived for several years as a child, near Gardiners Bay) and Orient--to visit some of my family. They had a nice dinner/reception for us and had purchased several really delicious cheesecakes for dessert. One was a pumpkin cheesecake--we'd never had one before and just loved it.