Just in time for Thanksgiving I’ve got a pumpkin recipe that will please the masses. My guests described it as tasting “like pumpkin pie only better”.
I started by making pumpkin pastry cream according to this recipe except I replaced the nutmeg with 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves. Then I chilled it in the refrigerator where it became very firm.
I whipped up a pint of heavy whipping cream with about 1/4 cup of powdered sugar then folded the whipped cream into the pumpkin pastry cream. It became light and spreadable.
Having already purchased some lady fingers at the store I spread the light pastry cream on the flat side. (I also tried piping the cream. Either works.)
The cream spread lady finger was topped with another one to make a tiny, sweet, yummy sandwich. This recipe of pastry cream will make about 72 lady finger sandwiches — 6 boxes.
Lady finger sandwiches with pumpkin pastry cream is especially delicious with coffee.
What your favorite flavor? Chocolate? Vanilla? Pumpkin?