Subtle hints of classic pumpkin pie spices complement the sweet squash undertones of this perfectly-sweet pumpkin cheesecake.
Sometimes cold pumpkin pie straight out of the fridge the day after Thanksgiving tastes even better than it did the day before. The sweetness is cut by the chill, and the custard is almost creamier than every after setting in the cold overnight. Why not get the same effects by making a pumpkin cheesecake instead?
This cheesecake is tall and impressive enough with its striking orange hue to be the centerpiece of any dessert table, and it's not overly complicated to make. Since it needs at least 12 hours in the fridge before serving, it's a true make-ahead dish. A blend of classic pumpkin pie spices give it that familiar autumnal warmth, but the use of goat cheese as well as cream cheese adds a depth to the overall flavor, keeping you wanting for more after every bite. And a bonus - instead of spending hours preparing and chilling a flaky pie crust, you simply press buttered graham cracker crumbs into the pan!
Graham Cracker Crust:
Serves 8-12. Adapted from BraveTart.
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Are you sick of pumpkin-flavored things yet? Yes? No? Either way, this tea cake is for you. Rather than the standard mix of spices that linger in the background and provide a general warmth to a pumpkin-flavored treat, this tea cake goes big and bold with the spices, incorporating a whopping 5 teaspoons of Vanns Ground Cinnamon, 2 tsp.
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So, you’ve sampled every flavor of hummus available at the grocery store. Maybe you’ve even been making your own, and you’re ready for a change, a hummus that is the perfect balance between sweet and savory, and is spiced with a warm blend of flavors.
Both of these recipes are kind of magical -- they take super simple ingredients like water, flour, butter, salt, and Vanns Smoked Spanish Paprika and turn them into beautiful, impressive golden brown focaccia and a deeply orange-red, perfectly flavored smoked paprika butter to be spread on top. It makes a great appetizer for any occasion, but be careful that your guests don’t fill themselves up on it! It’s a little bit addictive.
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