Pumpkin is among the most versatile fruits (yes, fruit!) and even makes a sumptuous pudding that’s perfect for a fall evening.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
4 eggs, separated
1 pound canned pumpkin
6 ice cubes
3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1. In medium pan, combine sugar, water and gelatin. Let stand 1 minute. Beat in egg yolks using a wire whisk.
2. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until gelatin is dissolved and mixture is thick and foamy, about 3 minutes.
3. Pour into 5-cup blender container. Add remaining ingredients. Process at high speed until ice is melted, about 2 minutes.
4. Pour into serving dishes. Chill until set, about 1 to 2 hours. If desired, top with crushed pecans and whipped cream.