Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Cooking with Kels

Kelsey C.

Pumpkin Pie Twists

Hello Everybody! As you know last week I did a vlog post but this week I had some technical difficulties (not having enough storage on my phone to video tape…oops!) and was not able to film my video.  So this week I will be writing a blog post of what I have made.This week, since it is the beginning of fall and today is the first day of October, I decided to be festive and do a quick snack recipe with pumpkin! With the help of my friend Ashley, I got the recipe for Pumpkin Pie Twists. Now these looked so delicious and simple that it would have been a crime if I didn’t make them! I followed this recipe through Pinterest (http://deliciouslysprinkled.com/pumpkin-pie-twists/) and was able to make these twists in less than 20 minutes!
Like last week, I used crescent rolls AGAIN! I had 3 rolls so I had to use them for something! Plus, let’s be honest, crescent rolls are a gift from heaven; there is nothing you can make with a crescent roll that wouldn’t be good.
Okay so to begin, I gathered all my ingredients: crescent rolls, 100% pure pumpkin, pumpkin spice (which I homemade with ground cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg (and ginger if you have it)), and butter. THAT’S IT! That’s all the ingredients you need! I know it is so simple.



Next I preheated my oven to 375 degrees and lined a baking sheet with a silicon baking mat (or you can use parchment paper), then I opened the crescent roll package and separated the dough into four squares (keeping two of the triangles attached.) Next I spread a thin layer of the pumpkin on two of the squares. I then sprinkled my pumpkin spice mixture over the pumpkin.
The next step is to take the two remaining plain dough squares and place them on top of the squares with the pumpkin, creating a sandwich. Then, using a pizza or pastry cutter, I cut each sandwich into four strips to make eight total. With these strips all you need to do is twist them around, then spread each twist with some butter and sprinkle with the pumpkin spice.

Pop these bad boys in the oven for 8-10 minutes until they are golden brown and you got yourself a treat!
(An optional addition is to make a cream cheese icing to drizzle over which is made with cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Just mix these ingredients together starting with the butter and cream cheese then add the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk as needed. You can drizzle this on the twists right when they come out of the oven.)


Let me tell you, these twists were so delicious and addicting I think I am going to have to make a batch every week so my family doesn’t eat them all!
I really hope you try this recipe, I promise you won’t be let down and it will get your right in the fall spirit!! 

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