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Pumpkin Log

It is now pumpkin season across Amish country and the orange orbs are flaming in the fields ready to be picked.  This is one of Lovina's favorite recipes to make for a family dessert this time of year.

3 eggs

1 cup sugar

2 /3 cup fresh pumpkin

1 teaspoon lemon juice

3 /4 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Cream eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.  Fold in rest of ingredients. Pour into jelly roll pan lined with well-greased wax paper.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until done.  Turn onto a towel sprinkled with powdered sugar.  Roll from wide side.  Unroll and frost with the following:

8 ounce package cream cheese

1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

4 tablespoons oleo

Mix well and frost. Roll log back up and slice.

dcharrison's picture
Re: Pumpkin Log

Oleo technically, would not be butter.  It is short for oleomargarine or as it is now called margarine.  Generally it refers to sticks, not the squeezable or tubbed margarine - especially when baking - as these other forms contain water to make them not harden into a solid form, so they can change the way a recipe turns out.


Re: Pumpkin Log

Can you please post what oleo is & where I might find it? I have never heard of it. Thank you - Wendy

Re: Pumpkin Log

Hi, Wendy - all it is is butter or margerine....just a very dated term.  Many Amish still refer to butter as "oleo"

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