Ready to get into the fall baking spirit? Have leftover pumpkins from carving your jack-o-lantern masterpieces? Read along to learn some tips and tricks below!
With Halloween weekend coming up in just a few days, this means fall is just around the corner. Let's simple, cozy, and delicious fall recipes that will have us falling for Fall. Even if baking isn't your thing, you may find these recipes to be perfect for eve
n the beginner baker in you!
Easy & Delicious Fall Recipies
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies- What scream
s fall better than warm cookies that will fill your house with all of the fall smells- well, nothing! These cookies will have you coming back for seconds (and possibly thirds)! Grab your fav apron and get baking! Click for Recipe Details to get started!
Cinnamon Apple Crisp- This crisp is the perfect fall dessert that will bring out all the fall feels. If you're not a huge fan of the classic fall pumpkin flavor, then this apple cinnamon crisp is perfect for you! It has only a few ingredients and is the perfect dish to master before Thanksgiving dinner! Recipe Details here!
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds- One of my personal fav ways to use the leftover pumpkin seeds from pumpkin carving is roasting them with savory seasoning in the oven! You can even make them sweet with cinnamon and sugar if you prefer. This is the perfect quick recipe for a simple snack! Recipe Details here!
Salted Carmel Apple Sundae- If you're looking for a super simple no-bake recipe, this fall twist on classic ice cream is the perfect option to still get into the fall "baking" spirit without actually baking. Spice up the average vanilla ice cream with a fall flair and add some extra caramel for some fun! Recipe Details here!
Pumpkins Aren't Just for Halloween!
Wondering what to do with your pumpkins that are leftover from carving? Or maybe you haven't had the chance to make it to the pumpkin patch just yet. Don't worry Halloween doesn't mark the end of pumpkin season!
Make baked goods with extra pumpkins and still have the pumpkin patch experience, picking out your fav pumpkins from the patch and working your way through the corn maze!
Give your pumpkins to a local farmer for use as animal feed or for them to grow and cultivate new pumpkins!
Make sweet pumpkin butter with leftovers, here's how: according to https://www.thereadystore.com/ - "Add 2 cups of pumpkin puree into a saucepan along with a cup of brown sugar and a cup of water or apple cider. You can then add a pinch of salt along with some pumpkin pie spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. all the ingredients together and bring it to a boil. After it reaches a boil, lower the temperature and allow it to simmer for 25 minutes. Once the butter has cooled, store in a glass jar and refrigerator."
Use your jack-o-lantern as a candle! If your pumpkin isn't quite done yet, go ahead and add your fav spice (cinnamon, thyme, cranberry, etc.) to the inside coating of the jack-o-lantern and light your tea light inside, this will give a natural fall aroma!
A helpful tip if you would like to disregard your pumpkin is to take it to the local compost area as a safe and sustainable way to disregard leftover pumpkins rather than throwing them in the trash!
Hopefully, you're feeling inspired to get baking, head to the pumpkin patch, or re-use those pumpkin leftovers!