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Our Best Recipes to Use an Excess of Canned Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin season is in full swing, and I’m in a constant back-and-forth battle with myself over the PSL-frenzy that ensues this time of year. Seriously, is the fervor surrounding pumpkin-spiced everything extra bogus this fall, or do we simply forget the rest of the year that everyone and their mother is apparently a closet gourd-munching mongrel anxiously awaiting the return of October"
Don’t get me wrong, I’m as much of a pumpkin dessert aficionado as the next basic white girl when it comes to standard pumpkin-infused baked goods like pie, cake, cupcakes, and quick bread, but–listen here–things have gone too far.
Starting this summer, and I’m talking like mid-July, our editors’ mailboxes began to fill with pumpkin flavored products from food manufacturers across the country hoping to leave us swooning over their ‘innovative’ new fall products. Our staff has tried pumpkin-flavored hummus, moonshine, Greek yogurt, marshmallows, protein bars, crackers, bagels, tortilla chips, English muffins, and popcorn to name a few. And while we did find a couple of them we surprisingly enjoyed, the majority left me wishing I’d saved the calories on a real slice of homemade pumpkin bread. Simply put: I’d choose the real deal any day–which is why I head straight to the grocery store and buy an excessive amount of canned pumpkin puree at the first sign of cooler temps. To me, homemade pies, cakes, cupcakes, quick breads and more that use canned pumpkin as a key ingredient infinitely outshine their store-bought ‘competition’ using faux flavoring.
Here are the most excellent recipes on our site using actual pumpkin purée so you can satisfy your sweater weather-loving soul any day of the week:
Pumpkin Pound Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

Seriously, the glaze on this mouthwatering cake alone is enough to make you want to lick your screen. (Please don’t.) Draining the canned pumpkin before ma...
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