Author Recipes: Fun with Pumpkin

When many people think about the Amish, they picture tables filled with delicious, home-cooked food. And what better time to enjoy good food with family than fall? Two of our Amish fiction authors share pumpkin-themed recipes that were big hits in their own families!


Leslie Gould’s Pumpkin Curry Soup

Love the fall colors on Leslie's newest book, Becoming Bea!

Love the fall colors on Leslie’s newest book, Becoming Bea!

2 large onions, chopped
3 Tbsp. coconut oil
3 Tbsp. yellow curry
2 (28 oz.) cans pumpkin puree
2 (15 oz.) cans coconut milk
4 c. chicken stock
Salt to taste

Sauté onions in coconut oil in a pot, add curry. Continue to sauté for several minutes. Onions should caramelize and curry should brown. Then add pumpkin, coconut milk, and chicken stock. If too thin, add more pumpkin. If too thick, add more coconut milk. (As with many soups, this one is even better the second day!) Stir together and keep over medium heat until warmed through. Serves 10.

GOULD_Leslie1cropLeslie Says: I served this soup to friends and family last year at our annual soup night. It’s one of my favorite evenings of the year. Nothing says fall like pumpkin…and the leaves, colors, warm days, and crisp nights of fall are glorious. All reminders of God’s goodness.


Beverly Lewis’s Pumpkin Cookies

The River also has an autumn setting.

The RiverBeverly’s latest novel, has an autumn setting.

½ c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 ¾ c. flour
1 c. pumpkin
1 c. All-Bran cereal
½ c. chopped nuts
½ c. raisins
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. ground cloves
¼ tsp. nutmeg

Mix together shortening, sugar, and egg. Stir in remaining ingredients until well blended. Drop onto lightly greased cookie sheet; bake at 375 degrees for 7-10 minutes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABeverly Says: The lovely smell of these cookies, freshly baked, brings back happy memories of returning home from school and finding Mother waiting, all smiles. Good at any time of year, but especially during the beautiful months of autumn!


Recipe is taken from the Amish Heritage Cookbook, compiled by Beverly Lewis

For more Amish-style recipes, visit the Cook’s Corner at Amish Wisdom!

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