Are you wondering if you can you eat pumpkin pie filling out of the can? Yes, you can safely eat canned pumpkin pie filling right from the can, as it’s pre-cooked and ready to eat.
The problem is that you won’t probably enjoy its taste when you eat it on its own. Most people find its flavor strong and unpleasant.
Still, the good news is that you can enjoy your pumpkin pie filling by incorporating it into a plethora of delectable recipes. Better still, you can prepare a lot of these recipes within only a few minutes!
In this post, we’ll provide you with the simplest ways to enjoy a can of pumpkin pie filling.
There are plentiful ways you can use pumpkin pie filling to make tasty recipes. Here are three simple yet super delicious recipes:
You can make a cool, mouth-watering pumpkin pie filling milkshake in only three minutes or fewer. All you’ll need is the following:
- 2 tbsp. pumpkin pie filling
- ⅓ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 3 ½ scoops vanilla ice cream
- ¼ cup milk
- ⅔ tsp. brown sugar
Add all the ingredients to a blender and mix until they’re smooth.
Note that this is a two-serving recipe. So, if you want more, increase the ingredients.
What about making flavorful nontraditional pancakes using your canned pumpkin pie filling? This yummy breakfast recipe takes only around 10 minutes to prepare.
Here’s what you’ll need for it:
- ½ cup pumpkin pie filling
- 1 egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- ½ tbsp. white sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. pumpkin spice
- 1 pinch nutmeg
Once you have all the ingredients, here’s how to use them:
- Whisk eggs with the pie filling until they blend entirely.
- Add the flour, sugar, milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, baking powder, and pumpkin spice to the mixture.
- Whisk until the mixture blends perfectly.
- Spray a pan with a bit of oil and place it over medium heat.
- Pour small portions of batter into the pan using spoonfuls.
- Leave for about 3–4 minutes or until it forms bubbles.
- Flip it and cook the other side for 2–3 minutes.
- Repeat until you’ve finished all the batter.
3 – Pumpkin Donuts: In 25 Minutes
You can also use your pumpkin filling to make appetizing donuts to snack on or have as a quick breakfast. This will only take less than 25 minutes.
To do so, you’ll need the following:
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ cups pumpkin pie filling
- 3 large eggs
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- ¾ tsp. cinnamon
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ½ tsp. ginger
- 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
- ¾ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp. allspice
- 1 ½ tbsp. cinnamon
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup ¾ stick unsalted butter, melted
Once you have all the ingredients, follow these steps to get your donuts ready:
- Set the oven to 350 F to preheat.
- Sprinkle non-stick cooking spray over the donut pan.
- Mix pumpkins, eggs, sugar, and oil in a large pot. Blend them well using an electric mixer with medium speed.
- Adjust the mixer speed to low and start adding the other ingredients. Blend until the mixture combines well.
- Once you have the batter ready, fill the donut cavities with it.
- Place them in the oven for 13–15 minutes.
- After that time, insert a toothpick into the donut. If it comes out clean, it’s done. So, get it out of the oven.
- Let the donuts rest for 5 minutes.
- Mix sugar and cinnamon in a dish.
- Melt the butter in a small bowl.
- After the donuts rest for 5 minutes, dip them into melted butter and, quickly afterward, into the cinnamon mixture.
- Serve and enjoy.
- Other Recipes You Can Incorporate Pumpkin Pie Filling Into
You can also add pumpkin pie filling to many quick recipes you usually cook. Here are a few of them:
Canned pumpkin pie filling is made mainly of puréed pumpkin with a few additional ingredients. Here are they:
- Added sugar
Can you eat pumpkin pie filling out of the can? Yes, you can eat canned pumpkin pie filling straight from the can.
Nonetheless, like many other people, you won’t enjoy its taste. That way, it’s a good idea to add it to other recipes to boost its flavor and enjoy it.
Sarah is the founder of Baking Kneads, LLC, a blog sharing guides, tips, and recipes for those learning how to bake. Growing up as the daughter of a baker, she spent much of her childhood learning the basics in a local bakery.