Friday, September 18, 2015

Save it or Dump it - Pumpkin Crescents

Pumpkin Crescents
Earlier this week, we had a Pinterest play date where everyone brought a Pinterest dish for everyone to sample. I hate to say it, but I think mine was the weak one in the group. Womp womp.

With fall around the corner, I thought for sure I'd have a hit if I focused on something pumpkin-based (who doesn't like pumpkin?).  There were lots of recipes to choose from, but after careful consideration (i.e. it looked the easiest), I decided to make pumpkin crescents

The directions themselves are easy enough to follow. You make your filling, roll the filling inside a crescent triangle, bake said crescents, add icing and voila - a tasty snack. For the record, I believe they referred to it as a a dessert whereas I envisioned it on my breakfast plate next to a cup of hot tea. I digress.

The rolling part was a bit difficult and I definitely had some filling leak through the cracks, but overall it wasn't a tough recipe. It gets high marks for ease, that's for sure. 

My two issues with the recipe are 1) my icing was too runny and 2) it tasted like canned pumpkin.  The icing was obviously my fault. It said 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of milk and I went full throttle and maxed it out. Dialing it back to 1/2 a tablespoon would easily fix that problem.

As for the pumpkin taste...I don't know. I mean, I did want pumpkin ("it's in the name of the recipe" - you, "I know...." - me). I think the problem was that it tasted like canned pumpkin. And if I wanted to eat canned pumpkin I would simply eat it out of the can. I think it needed something else. If I were to make these again (not likely) I would add pumpkin pie spice to the filling. I think that would do the trick.

Right so, the other moms assured me that it was good, but I'm on the fence about it. I gave one to my husband at breakfast this morning and he said it was gross. Granted, I did leave it in the fridge overnight so that probably affected it somewhat. 

But since I'm already on the fence, I know what needs to be done. You don't need to waste your time with an iffy recipe. When it comes to the pumpkin crescents: