The holiday season has been marked by pumpkin spice EVERYTHING for the last few years, but many of the seasonal items have been pretty much the same from year to year. If you're looking to bring a pumpkin spice treat to your next holiday gathering, why not bring a dish that's different from what everyone else makes? Here are a few things that you could make to wow the crowd.
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
Start with refrigerated crescent roll dough to make an indulgent pumpkin treat. Separate each crescent roll triangle and place them on a cutting board or other work surface. Combine a half-cup or so of powdered sugar, a little bit of vanilla extract and a dash of lemon zest to a small brick of cream cheese that's been softened. Mix it all together so that it's well blended. Brush pumpkin spice syrup on the inside of each crescent roll until there's an even layer of the syrup, then spread a little bit of the cream cheese mixture inside. Roll them up, place them on a baking sheet, then brush the top of each crescent roll with a little bit more of the pumpkin spice syrup. Bake them according to the directions of the dough product you selected, then dust them with powdered sugar right before you serve them.
Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding
Making bread pudding in your slow cooker gives you a portable serving container and everything. Whisk together three eggs with a cup each of heavy cream and milk. Then, add a half-cup of brown sugar, a teaspoon of cinnamon, a half-teaspoon of nutmeg, a teaspoon of vanilla and two tablespoons of pumpkin spice syrup. Mix it until it's combined. Spray your slow cooker with non-stick spray, then tear up 20 slices of day-old white bread or one large loaf. Put the bread into the slow cooker, then pour the liquid mixture over the top. Add a half-cup of chopped pecans to the mix. Slice six tablespoons of butter into tablespoon-sized slices, then place them over the top of the bread and liquid mixture. Cover the slow cooker and cook the bread pudding on low for two to three hours, or until it's set completely in the middle.
These are two unique ideas for pumpkin spice dishes using pumpkin spice syrup. Your holiday gatherings will never be the same again when you serve a treat like this. Contact a company like Monin to find your pumpkin spice syrup.