Oh My So Much Pumpkin

This year there are pumpkins everywhere. How I love the smell of pumpkin cooking and wish it would last throughout the year. Here is one way I get my pumpkin fix for the rest of the year. I make Pumpkin chips and pumpkin powder. My dehydrator is a good friend that I often use with my bountiful baskets produce. There is nothing easier than drying fruits and vegetables for later use. You don’t even need a dehydrator as the oven on its lowest setting works fine.

Oh My So Much Pumpkin

Ingredients

  • pumpkin cut in 1/4 inch or smaller strips
  • pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  1. Wash, peel and seed your pumpkin, be sure to save those seeds for another use.
  2. Use your mandolin slicer or a knife to slice pumpkin into strips 1/4 inch or less thick.
  3. Arrange on trays and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice if desired.
  4. Dry the pumpkin until it is brittle crisp.
  5. You can now store the chips or take it one step farther and make pumpkin powder.
  6. Using a coffee grinder, grind chips into powder and store in an air tight container.
  7. Use your powder in coffee, baked goods, pancakes, whipped cream or anything you want that great pumpkin flavor in.

 

Enjoy, Cindy

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2 Responses to “Oh My So Much Pumpkin”

  1. Becky says:

    How long does the powder last? does it need to be refrigerated?

  2. Shawna Richardson says:

    What a great idea! I have never heard of either of these ideas!

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