Canned Pumpkin Underachievers Unite!

If you have a stockpile of pumpkins laying around, you COULD rock on with your bad self making your own puree. Organic! Sustainable gardening! Living off the land! We can practically smell your virtue from here.

But don’t break out the old knife and scooper yet. Because, come a little closer, THERE IS A COMPANY THAT DOES ALL OF THE PUREEING WORK FOR YOU. And we swear on a pile of Martha Stewart Living magazines, we can’t tell the difference between fresh pumpkin slop and canned. Don’t you ‘tsk tsk’ at us. We have both traveled the treacherous path of home pureeing and you know what it got us? Not fame and fortune or even rave compliments, that is for sure. It got us slimy and tired and picking seeds out of our hair.

Pumpkin Guts

Libby, save us from pumpkin guts!

With The Great Pumpkin as our witness, we will never again raise anything but a can opener to wow our family and friends. From appetizers to dessert, canned pumpkin recipes are not only adequate, they are fabulous!

Canned Pumpkin Underachievers Unite! - Recipes For Real People

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

A great way to start any day, these cupcakes, er muffins, are nutritious-ish too!

Mini Pumpkin Sage Balls

It’s an appetizer! It’s pumpkin! It deserves to be in your belly right now. These savory little yummies are great on their own or dipped in some Honey Dijon dressing. Either way, this is one of those recipes that impresses. Keep it to yourself just how easy they are to make.

Pumpkin Chili

How do you follow up pumpkin appetizers? With more pumpkin of course! This chili is hearty, flavorful, and on the mild side. Great for the whole family.


Pumpkin Pie Cake

Sure, pumpkin pie is good. We are big fans, but a good crust takes some time and attention. This cake is all the fantastic without any of the fuss. It not only uses canned pumpkin, it uses boxed cake mix, too. It doesn’t get much simpler than that. This cake is so good, Ellen has been known to make it in August and the only reaction she gets is “Hooray!”



Or you could just use your canned pumpkin to make yourself the best loved one in all the land . . .

Erin's Aunt makes each kid their own pie for Thanksgiving dinner

Erin’s Aunt makes each kid their own pie for Thanksgiving dinner

And we’re not knocking that. At. All.

In fact, we feel like the Wonder Twins: Underachievers Unite! Form of Pumpkin Awesomeness!

See all of our yummy recipes here.


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10 thoughts on “Canned Pumpkin Underachievers Unite!

  1. samatwitch

    Since I’m not much of a pumpkin fan, my go-to recipe for Thanksgiving dinner (which for us Canadians was last weekend) is pumpkin ice-cream freeze. Tastes like pumpkin pie but milder & very easy to make. Ginger snap crumb crust and mixture of vanilla ice cream, canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie-type spices – plus some brown sugar. Delicious!
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  2. Keesha

    Pumpkin muffins are fabulous, and I love the idea of the pumpkin cake. And Trader Joe’s seems to have run out of pumpkin waffles, so I must be making those! Great ideas!

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