Post by Jessica R.
Because of the less-than-stellar pumpkin growing weather conditions this year, pumpkin crops were not as plentiful as farmers had hoped. While this didn’t mean much in regards to the bounty of Jack-O-Lanterns that lined doorstops this past October, it does mean you might not have pumpkin pie on your plate this Thursday.
That’s right. There’s a canned pumpkin shortage!
Let’s not panic and storm the nearest grocery store now. There are alternatives. Or you could just skip all that pumpkiny goodness this year. (Oh, who am I kidding?)
- Go with fresh pumpkins. People say that once you’ve had pie made from fresh pumpkins you’ll never go back. Visit All Recipes for a great fresh pumpkin recipe!
- Use frozen winter squash puree—same color, same consistency and apparently same taste.
- If you’re looking for pumpkin puree for breads or muffins, some say you can use sweet potatoes instead. Always worth a try!
- Uh… have a different kind of pie? Or something else all together? Come on, it’s not like the kids even like pumpkin pie anyway..