Every year I eagerly await the fall season (for many reasons) but one of them is for any excuse to whip up my favorite dessert! I make what I call my “pumpkin bread” every year for Thanksgiving and just randomly throughout the season because it happens to be the *only* pumpkin flavored anything that Joey actually likes.
I am sharing the recipe here with you for you to try for your own Thanksgiving! I can almost guarantee it to be a hit with the family!
What you’ll need:
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 large egg (not pictured below)
- 1 can 8 count Pillsbury Grands Biscuits (I use homestyle but buttermilk will work too)
- Cream Cheese frosting- I buy the Betty Crocker Cream Cheese frosting but you could also always make your own!
How to make:
- Preheat oven to 350* and spray an 8×4 or 9×5 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Stir together the 3/4 cup pumpkin puree, egg, 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and pumpkin spice then set aside.
- Open the can of biscuits and cut each in half horizontally.
- Stir together the remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar and the teaspoon of cinnamon in a small bowl. Then cover each half of the cut biscuits with the mixture, coating both sides of the biscuit.
- Now, using one half of the biscuits at a time, coat the top of the biscuit with the pumpkin puree mixture created earlier and stack the biscuits together layering each top with the pumpkin puree before adding the next layer. Continue to do so until you’ve run out of biscuits. I also add some of the pumpkin puree to the top of the loaf once it’s in the pan-just to give it some more pumpkin-y flavor!
- Bake for 18-30 minutes, depending on the strength of your oven. [Making this in Miami only took 20 min of oven time but when I made it here in the OC I found myself leaving the loaf in the oven for 30 min. I suggest checking on the loaf and taking it out every once in a while and pricking it with a fork to see how well the biscuits have cooked through. You don’t want them gooey but you don’t want them rock solid either.]
- Once done, remove from oven and let cool.
- Finish off by layering on the frosting before serving!
** Photo shown above prior to frosting 🙂