November 11, 2009
As fall comes around, I start to get really excited about the apples and pumpkin just waiting to be baked. I dream of pumpkin pies, apple crisps, and other classic desserts. I also start school, which makes it very difficult to transform any of these dreams into reality. I went apple picking a total of zero times this fall, and didn’t even have time to carve a pumpkin.
However, I have diligently squeezed in time to make a few fall-themed goodies. I am a pumpkin lover (we have about 4 giant cans in our pantry right now), so I will add pumpkin to everything! My first experiment was chocolate pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins. Whew, that’s a mouthful. I actually made these low-fat, and was not one-hundred percent happy with the texture. They were a tiny bit dry. I think adding more pumpkin (or more fat, if you want to) would easily solve this. The taste, on the other hand, was delicious, and they looked so pretty!