TIP OF THE DAY: Pumpkin Layer Cake Instead Of Pumpkin Pie

An impressive pumpkin layer cake. Photo and recipe courtesy Driscoll’s.   Few desserts are more impressive than a towering triple-layer cake. This beauty is paired with raspberries and brandied whipped cream. While Thanksgiving menus tend to favor pie (apple, mince, pecan, pumpkin, sweet potato) rather than cake, if you set a fancy table, this cake…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pumpkin Custard With Maple Pecan Crunch

As an alternative to pumpkin pie—or perhaps in addition to it—how about some pumpkin custard? It’s eggier and richer than conventional pumpkin pie filling, and because there’s no crust, it’s gluten free. This lovely recipe, from Nielsen Massey, is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. If you don’t have ramekins or custard cups, use 6-ounce tea cups.…
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