Pumpkin Pancakes with Cranberry Compound Butter

Well guys. We made it. One whole month of pink food (well, there were a few exceptions). Today is the last pink recipe for a while. Hubby was a good sport, but I think he’s sick of it.

This was honestly one of my favorite recipes of the month. The pumpkin pancakes are fluffy and light. And that cranberry compound butter has an amazing fresh tart and sweet flavor that compliments the pumpkin pancakes just perfectly.

We also enjoyed this cranberry compound butter spread on some toast. I think it would be a great condiment to have on the Thanksgiving table.

One Year Ago: Cranberry Sauce
Two Years Ago: Pumpkin Pasta and Pumpkin and Chocolate Caramel Corn
Three Years Ago: Halloween M&M Treats
Four Years Ago: Lemon Berry Muffins

Don’t forget about my Power of Pink Challenge – make something PINK by the end of the month to raise Breast Cancer Awareness!


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Pumpkin Pancakes with Cranberry Compound Butter

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

For the Pumpkin Pancakes
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Alternatively, use:
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 cup pumpkin puree
4 eggs, separated
4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Cranberry Compound Butter
1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1/4 cup maple syrup
zest of 1 orange
1 cup butter, softened

Directions:

For the Pumpkin Pancakes
In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.

In a separate bowl, combine the milk, pumpkin puree, egg yolks, melted butter, and vanilla extract together, mixing well until smooth.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing with a spatula until just combined.

In another small bowl, using an electric hand mixer (or whatever you have on hand), beat the egg whites until thick and stiff.

Gently fold the egg whites into the pancake batter, mixing until smooth.

Meanwhile, heat a frying pan over medium heat.

Lightly spray the pan with cooking spray, and, in 1/4-cup increments, cook each pancake until lightly browned on each side, about 1 minute per side.

Repeat with the remaining batter.

For the Cranberry Compound Butter
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine cranberries and syrup.

Cook over medium heat until berries pop, about 10 minutes.

Transfer to a small bowl and add orange zest; cool slightly. Beat in butter until blended.

Pumpkin Pancakes recipe from The Curvy Carrot, originally from Bon Appetit, as seen on Epicurious
Cranberry Compound Butter recipe from Real Mom Kitchen

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12 Responses to “Spiced Caramel Apple Pie”

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    amanda @ fake ginger — October 15, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I think I use my apple corer once a month but the time it saves me is so worth storing it!

    The pie looks beyond delicious. I haven’t been feeling apple desserts this year but this is one I could get into.

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    Sarah — October 15, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I am making Thanksgiving dinner for the first time this year and I think this pie is definitely going to make it to my table!

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    Jen — October 15, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    This pie would def be great for Thanksgiving dinner Sarah!

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    Cara! — October 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    This pie looks incredible! My husband loves apple pie and I am planning on making this for him!

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    Boston Food Diary — October 15, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Um seriously-this looks ridiculous! I always think that my moms apple pie is the best but…

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    Megan — October 15, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of apple pie (I make it for a certain someone I live with), but an apple pie with a crisp-like topping and spiced filling is one I could definitely get behind.

    And I seriously want one of theose peeler/corer/slicer things. Every year I go to Freeport and inevitably someone in LL Bean is demo-ing one.

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    Alisa — October 16, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Now that’s a delicious apple pie!I saw your blog from the foodie blog roll and I like what you have here.if you won’t mind I’d love to guide Foodista readers to this post.Just add the foodista widget at the end of this post and it’s all set, Thanks!

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    newlywed — October 16, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Looks delcious! I love my apple peeler/corer/slicer machine. I use it for crisps, apple cakes, applesauce, etc. My husband packs my lunch too…it is nice to be spoiled!

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    becksterslaboratory — October 17, 2010 at 12:35 am

    We LOVE apple desserts in our house…I’ve bookmarked this delicious looking pie and will try it soon! : )

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    tobiascooks! — October 17, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Beautiful treat. Look so yummy.

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    nutmegnanny — October 21, 2010 at 2:36 am

    Ok it’s been decided….I’m making this for Thanksgiving! Amazing!!!

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    Eliana — October 21, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    What an awesome twist on apple pie! It looks stellar Jen. Bravo!

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