Cooking On A Budget: Pumpkin Pie Spiced Bisque

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Bisque

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Pumpkin Pie Spiced Bisque ~ it's creamy and delicious because the bisque is enhanced by a special ingredient!

We are heading into fall and all of the holidays associated with it. I for one am so looking forward to crisp, cool and refreshing air, aren't you? Plus, it makes baking and cooking that much more enjoyable. I can't wait to share with you all a new recipe that is going to help make your holidays even more memorable!
Fall is the most perfect time of year and anyone who has been following my blog knows that fall is my absolute favorite season. It's the time when I enjoy the crisp clean air and when I love being in my kitchen whipping up something delicious. And for some reason I enjoy my morning coffee more in the fall too. I love a great cup of rich coffee and to my amazement have gotten hooked on flavored coffees.

While others are running out to their local coffee shop I am enjoying my coffee with a bit of International Delight® Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer right in the comfort of my own home! And while I usually keep my coffee consumption to mornings, I now enjoy another cup with this great pumpkin pie spice coffee creamer in the afternoon after all my house chores are done!

If you are wondering where to find the coffee creamer, I found it at my super Walmart store. I was picking up some groceries and needed milk for mashed potatoes when I spotted the display bin for the coffee creamers. I zoomed in on a couple of them because of the flavors. Pumpkin Pie Spice Coffee Creamer was my first choice. Then I spotted another flavor I thought I would enjoy: Chocolate Hazelnut! More on that flavor later on.

Once I unloaded all of my groceries I was staring at the International Delight Coffee Creamers and thinking about all the other ways I could use their flavors in cooking and baking!

Aside from flavoring my coffee, the best thing that I discovered was how to use the pumpkin pie spice coffee creamer in other recipes. I am going to share my bisque recipe with you. The pumpkin pie spice coffee creamer is going to replace the heavy cream in my pumpkin bisque to give it an even deeper pumpkin flavor and because it's spiced, I'll use very little extra spice in the bisque. I chose the sugar free version as I was already using some brown sugar in my recipe. Wait until you taste this! It's thick, creamy and has the flavor of pumpkin pie ~ not to mention it takes so little time to prep and cook.
  • 2 - 15 oz. cans pure pumpkin
  • 1 - 32 oz. box chicken broth
  • 1 cup International Delight® Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
  • 1 lrg. shallot - finely diced
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 heaping tbsp. brown sugar
  • small pinch salt
  • small pinch black pepper
  • good pinch cinnamon
  • toasted pumpkin seeds (for garnish - optional)
  • sour cream (for garnish - optional)
  1. Prep your shallot by finely dicing it and open up your cans of pure pumpkin.
  2. Get a sauce pot going over medium heat and add in the butter. Let it melt and add in your shallots. Stir and cook until the shallots soften.
  3. To the pot add in your pure pumpkin and the broth. Stir.
  4. Add in the salt, pepper and pinch of cinnamon and the brown sugar. Stir well.
  5. Cooking on low heat, simmer for about 20-30 minutes until the flavors meld together. 
  6. Last add in the pumpkin pie spice coffee creamer and stir well to combine. Let that heat through for a couple of minutes.  
  7. For garnish take a small dollop of sour cream and swirl with a toothpick. Top with some toasted pumpkin seeds.
With fall arriving soon and the upcoming holidays I will definitely be using International Delight Coffee Creamers to make each and every holiday memorable!

Before the kids headed off trick or treating it was always a rat race to get something on the table for dinner. However it's easy as "pie" with this warming and comforting Pumpkin Pie Spiced Bisque. And if the Farmer's Almanac is on the money we are in for some really cold weather and it will be cold on all Hallows Eve. So while you can't always bundle up the kids because of costumes you can make this hearty bisque to warm their insides!

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Bisque comes together so quickly it's great for dinner for the night before Thanksgiving. After all, you have enough holiday prep as it is, so make it easy on yourself. And if you are asked to bring a dish to Thanksgiving it is perfect for that too! It serves quite a few people and I am sure it will be a big hit! It's kind of like sneaking in the pumpkin pie before dessert even happens!

I know many of you bake for the holidays and give baked gifts. These International Delight Flavored Coffee Creamers are definitely a way to kick up your holiday baked goodies to give away as gifts! Imagine what you can do with pumpkin loaves and chocolate loaves?

As many of you know, my husband the chocoholic loves his chocolaty desserts. While shopping at Walmart I scooted over to the bakery department to get a loaf of Italian bread and noticed they had double chocolate cupcakes. Well dessert for my husband ended up to be an easy solution. What I did to kick it up a notch was to make some whipping cream using heavy cream and the  NEW International Delight® Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Creamer. I had a very, very happy and content chocoholic let me tell you!
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup International Delight Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Creamer
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. white sugar
Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix on high speed until whipped to the consistency you like. I ended up piping some on for my husband to make it look prettier. Oh my goodness was this ever delicious! It has the best taste ever and this chocolate hazelnut whipped cream will certainly spruce up all of your holiday desserts. And for the Pumpkin Pie Spice Coffee Creamer add that to your whipping cream to top your favorite pumpkin pie recipe! YUM.

With all of the different flavors of International Delight Coffee Creamers I know I will be experimenting with them in my kitchen this fall. Have you check out all their flavors? What clever recipe idea do you have to use these flavored coffee creamers? I'd love to hear your ideas!

DELIGHT IN THE FLAVORS OF FALL with International Delight Coffee Creamers:


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