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Delicious Pumpkin Dish


As the air gets cooler, we all start spending a little more time inside of our Stonefire apartments. The leaves are falling outside, and inside just feels cozier! We’ve found the perfect recipe for a yummy fall dish. Make it this weekend — it pairs perfectly with your favorite Netflix series. Our favorite part of this bread? Pumpkin! We love recipes featuring this bright orange ingredient — it can be dressed up or down, savory or sweet. We found this recipe from The Novice Chef, and we can’t wait to try it out this month!


1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

1 tablespoon pumpkin spice

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 (15 oz) can pumpkin (pure pumpkin puree)

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

2 large eggs

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

8 oz cream cheese

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg yolk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract


— Preheat oven to 375°F. Place paper baking cups into muffin pan. Set aside.

— In a medium bowl, whisk flour, pumpkin spice, baking soda and salt until well combined. Set aside.

— In large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, sugar and brown sugar. Beat in eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the flour mixture, until there are no lumps.Fill muffin tins 3/4 full.

— In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add in sugar, egg yolk and vanilla extract and beat until well combined.

— Top each muffin with about 1 tablespoon of cream cheese mixture and use a toothpick to swirl it into the batter. This will not look smooth, but it will bake up much prettier.

— Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

— I liked these best at room temperature or even slightly chilled! Store in an airtight container in the fridge.