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So I mixed together a recipe by /u/billgarmsarmy, along with /u/HeadlessMami's "Ugg Juice" both from reddit, because I felt like these both had good components, but were just lacking slightly. I changed around some percentages, and came out with this. It's pretty delicious, but I'm thinking the gingerbread could be brought down just a tad along with the HS Pumpkin Pie, but I like where both of them are at personally.
It's rich in pumpkin flavor as well as spices! It takes around 3-5 days for it to come together, but it just keeps getting better and better with time. HS Pumpkin Pie tastes really odd at first, but definitely becomes rich and full of pumpkin goodness.
I'm conflicted in putting this as an original recipe, because I used two others to get to this point, so I'm just going to leave that off, even though I feel like it is, there's definitely no debate it was inspired.
If you're as basic as me, this is up your ally.
Straight up pumpkin pie just as God intended, no crazy whipped cream or ice cream or any other toppings to get in the way of the worlds most perfect dessert.
Real Flavors pumpkin pie is the Raw extract, not the VG concentrate.
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Pumpkin Cider: A Collaborative Recipe
Formulated by mlNikon and CheebaSteeba
Fall is a time for all things pumpkin; This is our take on a pumpkin cider -- a less common but oh-so-delicious pumpkin pairing.
Apple and pumpkin play surprisingly well off of each other, and the spices from both the pumpkin spice and cider work together. Pumpkin cider can be taken a few different directions such as light and refreshing, dark and spicy, bubbly, or sweet and creamy. We went more towards the dark and spicy + a bit of sweet and creamy end of the cider spectrum. This profile also pairs well with alcohol, if so inclined feel free to add 0.5%-1% FA Jamaican rum or another spicy and warm alcohol note.
* FW Pumpkin Spice -- This is a nice, well rounded group of spices. TFA was too harsh and capella's version, although way better, wasn't quite as soft, if you will, as Fw's offering. With Fw you get that blend if nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice without one off flavor jumping out at you.
* TFA Pumpkin -- As pleasant as Fw pumpkin spice is, it doesn't have much if any actual pumpkin flavor . We didn't just want to leave that taste if pumpkin up to power of persuasion so this was a must. TFA pumpkin by itself is a little raw tasting so we enlisted the help of liquid amber to give the pumpkin a more cooked taste
* TFA Yam -- This flavor does wonders for the overall pumpkin taste. It is just the sweet starchy flavor that this mix needed. It makes the recipe more mellow and thickens it out.
* TFA Apple -- This is the main apple flavor we went with as it provides a more "red" type apple flavor and is on the darker side and not overwhelmingly apple.
* FA Fuji -- Fuji is used here as an accent to reinforce the "apple" aspect of the profile, as well as providing a touch of brightness that the mix needs.
* FA Liquid Amber -- This ingredient works well here to provide a sort of cider base with its "cooked fruit" aspect and dark, somewhat spiced, tones, allowing you to take it a number of directions
* CAP Vanilla Whipped Cream -- This flavor kind of brings the "whipped cream melted in to the cider" effect and really helps to tame the spice a bit as well as adding a vanilla nuance and sweetness to help round out the spices. We decided on the CAP Vanilla Whipped Cream over the TFA Whipped Cream since the CAP's vanilla aspect played so well off of the different spices that were present in the mix.
* TFA Toasted Marshmallow -- Works well to tone down some of the spice, give the recipe some velvety body to hold on to, and lend a touch of sweetness.
It was really fun to work collaboratively on a recipe and I think led to some discoveries that we may not have otherwise made. I feel like the entire process was really a team effort, from deciding on a profile to work on, down to fine tuning the %s; I will say though that the idea of adding the TFA Yam to accent the pumpkin was entirely mlNikon's idea, and I think is a real hidden gem as far as working with pumpkins go. I think it is important and really played to our benefit having a mixing partner that has a similar palate and mixing style to yours, as we could really rely on each other to mix up specific batches and provide good feedback that we could build off of, effectively doubling (or maybe even more) our productivity in developing the recipe.