Maple Mushroom Pumpkin Rounds

One of Our Pumpkin Recipe Finalists

This savory entry in our 2104 Pumpkin Recipe Contest took us by surprise in a good way! It begins with baking a real pumpkin and mashing the flesh with butter, cream and spices. The gluten-free baked rounds combine Parmesan cheese and almond meal – we could think of many ways to top theses! Community member Nicolette’s suggestion of sautéed mushrooms is perfect. These Maple Mushroom Pumpkin Rounds offer sweet and savory, with a little earthiness and spice thrown in. A great balance. This woman loves mushrooms! Check out her Etsy store.

Let’s get to know Nicolette:

Dédé: How did you find Bakepedia?

Nicolette: Through

Oh! So do you enter a lot? You like competing in contests?

Yes, I do! It’s an opportunity to get creative!

How did you decide what to make?

I am a big mushroom fan. I am a mushroom hunter! Even though I just used button mushrooms in this recipe I try and throw them into everything…I don’t know. It just kind of came together. I often just work with what’s on hand.

Love the creative approach! Is it a recipe you had made before?

No…I just kind of worked along the lines of the contest…I’m not good at doing things again and again…

Me neither!

I might tweak something but rarely make the same thing twice.

Any tips for those who want to make your appetizers?

As far as the mushrooms go make sure they have a good sear on them so they are just smooshy. I think a lot of aversions people have with mushrooms is the texture. Treat them like a piece of meat and use high heat…and let the liquid re-absorb. Withe purée just make sure the pumpkin is nice and smooth.

Thank you Nicolette and Good Luck!

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16 Responses to Maple Mushroom Pumpkin Rounds

  1. Derek December 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    Love the creative use of the ingredients!

  2. Jenny Moran December 7, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

    These sound amazing! I love that mushrooms are featured, as well as a fresh pumpkin! Can’t wait to try this tasty recipe!

  3. Lady Porus December 7, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    How could this not be amazing? These ingredients sound like a party.

    Much want.

  4. Francis York December 7, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    Looks absolutely smashing!

  5. denise December 7, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

    sounds wonderful

  6. M.C. December 7, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    Love it!

  7. Polly K December 7, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

    This recipe IS a winner, loved the combination of mushrooms and pumpkin.

  8. David Allen December 7, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

    OMG. A savory pumpkin dish. This looks amazing, Nicolette!

  9. CassFuentes December 7, 2014 at 10:57 pm #

    This looks super good! I love how it’s gluten free (please correct me if I’m wrong…). Would make a great starter for a Thanksgiving meal. I’ll definitely try making it sometime. 🙂

  10. Holly J December 8, 2014 at 9:21 am #

    Looks like a tasty GF recipe…the mushrooms look delicious!

  11. Tank December 8, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

    This is a great blend of sweet and savory and unusual flavors that end up working great together.

    this is like nothing I’ve had before – it’s in a class of its own instead of being a reworked version of a common thing.

  12. Xiaolei December 13, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

    It looks delicious and healthy, I will try to make this with organic ingredients!

  13. Lulu December 13, 2014 at 9:01 pm #

    Love the mushroom!

  14. kathryn December 14, 2014 at 9:49 pm #

    Absolutely love the matching of fresh pumpkin with mushrooms!

  15. chambers December 14, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

    Yummy can’t wait to try this!!!

  16. William Smith December 16, 2014 at 1:49 pm #

    We really enjoyed this dish, Nicolette. I love the sweetness. What a holiday treat!

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