What is one thing you HAVE to have on Thanksgiving?

What is it that makes Thanksgiving for your family? Is there a certain dish that HAS to be there or it’s just not Thanksgiving? We have Several that we HAVE to have, one being Libby’s Pumpkin Logs so I have included the recipe here as well. There are several things actually that we have to have for Thanksgiving, Libby’s Pumpkin Logs, Lasagna, Deviled eggs, and a few other items or it’s just NOT Thanksgiving.

Libby’s Pumpkin Log Recipe:


* 1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel)
* 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 3 large eggs
* 1 cup granulated sugar
* 2/3 cup LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
* 1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
* 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
* 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
* 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* Powdered sugar (optional for decoration)

PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan; line with wax paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with powdered sugar.

COMBINE flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts.

BAKE for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. (If using a dark-colored pan, begin checking for doneness at 11 minutes.) Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool on wire rack.

BEAT cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

Be sure to put enough powdered sugar on the towel when rolling up the cake so it will not stick.

**NOTE** Now, from making these for so many years I will tell you that making just 1 is NOT going to be enough. You will want it for the next day as well for serving your left overs as well. Also be sure to wash the towels that you use to put the powder sugar on and roll the cakes in the washer by themselves!! This way you get the powdered sugar off them without getting it on other towels and clothes.

Thanks to Libby’s for this GREAT recipe.

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