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Here's a pumpkin-cheese cake recipe that I made for my family many times. I reduced sugar so it's rich but less sweet:

PUMPKIN AND CREAM CHEESE COFFEE CAKE (quick-dough or yeast dough)

FILLING: 2 packs of cream cheese & 3/4 c. sugar & 1 beaten egg & 1 t. vanilla.

QUICK DOUGH: 4 cups flour & 1/2 cup sugar & 4 teas baking powder & 4 teas cinnamon & 4 teas. pumpkin spice & 4 eggs & 2 small cans of pumpkin & 2/3 cup olive oil & 1 TBS. vanilla

YEAST DOUGH: check to see yeast is active by dissolving in 2 packages dry yeast in ¼ cup of warm water. If it doesn’t foam up in 15 min, then do quick dough instead. Over low heat melt ½ cup butter with ½ cup sugar & 4 teas. cinnamon & 2 teas. pumpkin spice. Add 2 small cans or 1 large can of pumpkin, add yeast-water, add 2 beaten eggs, then 4 cups flour. Mixture should be wet & sticky (no-knead method). Let rise overnight or in fridge for 2 to 4 hrs. Stir down raised batter with 25 strokes. Spread dough to 1/2 inch. thick in greased non-stick pans. Spread filling on top. Let rise THE SECOND TIME for 1/2 hour. Bake in pre-heated oven at 375 for 25 min in middle rack. Press whole pecans into cream cheese topping, drizzle sugar glaze. Put back in oven and bake for another 10 min.

GLAZE optional: 1 cup confectioners sugar & ¼ cup milk & 1 teas. vanilla. Mix with spoon in a small bowl.

FILLING: Beat 2 packs full-fat cream cheese until soft. Add 1 egg, 1 tea. vanilla and 3/4 cup sugar until smooth. Set aside.

QUICK DOUGH: see dough above. Fill pan with dough until they're about 1/2 full. Top with cream-cheese filling. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 min. Top with raw pecans and drizzle sugar blaze. Bake for another 10 min.

Most decadent and HUGE BLOOM (very deep cup) with zillion petals is Sweet Mademoiselle, lasting 7 days in the vase in cool weather:


Second most decadent and bloom up to 4.5" is The Dark Lady, old rose scent


Third most decadent bloom is Golden Celebration (smells like fresh lemon cupcakes from the oven) and Annie (perfumes the entire room with lilac scent):


Below Stephen Big Purple is 4.5" across, lasting 5+ days in the vase, scent is better than most purple rose. Survived 9 winters until I forgot to winter-protect it last year.


Sonia Rykiel (left) and Evelynn (right) are both decadent in scents. My daughter wanted to eat both when she's in grade school.


Below Princess Charlene de Monaco (big ruffles) and Evelyn (tighter ruffles) are both decadent. PCdM has a pear-nectar scent versus Evelyn with peach nectar.


Yves seedling is perfection, thanks to breeder Robert Neil Rippetoe in CA. It's a 7th-year own root & 100% thornless & delicious red-wine and grape scent.


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