Creamy Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe and Philly Apple Crumble
I have a problem. I have had this same problem for many years and can’t seem to get over it. I know many of you have the same problem. What is it? I love clipping recipes. I can’t stop myself. If I see a good recipe I have to write it down or tear it out because I am convinced I will try it some day. My problem is worse than most because I have the excuse that my readers would love this recipe so I will tear and write guilt free.
Here are two of the latest delicious recipes I have added to my collection. I wanted to share them with you because if I don’t get to make them, maybe some of you will. My timing is perfect because this week cream cheese is on sale and either of these would be nice for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Tip: If you use a lot of cream cheese, you might want to stock up. Like cheese, cream cheese has a very long shelf life and will last you into next year.
This first recipe reminds me a little of those yummy pumpkin rolls but without as much work. I would add nuts to this recipe but you don’t have to. Also you could add a little of cinnamon or nutmeg to some Cool Whip and top each cupcake when it is cool or just sprinkle with powdered sugar. Don’t forget too you can add cinnamon to your Cool Whip for your pumpkin or apple pies.
Creamy Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe
1 pkg. spice cake mix
1 (3.4 oz) pkg. vanilla instant pudding
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
Mix cake mix as directed on package. Add dry pudding and pumpkin. Mix well. Pour into 24 paper lined muffin cups. Beat cream cheese, sugar and egg together and drop a spoonful into the center of each cupcake. Swirl gently with a spoon. Bake at 350° for 18-21 minutes.
Philly Apple Crumble Recipe
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 2/3 cup vanilla wafers, crushed
4 cups baking apples, chopped and peeled
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
Heat oven to 400°. Mix cream cheese and vanilla wafers. Do not over mix. In a greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish, mix other ingredients. Sprinkle with cream cheese mix. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown and apples are tender. Serve warm. Store leftovers in fridge.
Do you know how yummy these would be with a cup of coffee or tea when shared with a friend on a snowy afternoon or what they would smell like when the kids come in from school? Do any of you have a recipe like this? One you would love to share with a friend or to have with a cup of tea on a winter afternoon? If so, pop in and share it with us!
-Jill (who is gaining weight just thinking about these) : )
photo by: apuch