This spicy and sweet pumpkin spice filling is so easy to make and bursting with all the best flavors of fall! I'm using it now to fill my microwave pumpkin mochi, but you can also use it to fill mooncakes, sweetbreads, or use it as a spread for your morning toast!
Ingredients Used to Make This
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Sweetened White Bean Paste (a.k.a. Shiro An): I eat this stuff by spoonfuls! It's a versatile ingredient that goes inside my sweet rice mochi recipe as well my tofu mochi recipe, but it's also used as fillings inside sweet breads, pancakes, cookies and more. While some asian grocery stores carry them, I usually buy them in bulk directly from a Korean bakery. You can also find Sweetened White Bean paste online (just look up Shiro An on Amazon). Or make your own. I recommend this recipe from Just One Cookbook.
- Pumpkin puree - I used canned pumpkin puree, which you can find in the baking aisle.
- Pumpkin Spice powder - you can also use cinnamon powder with a pinch of cloves and nutmeg!
How to Make
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Filling for Mochi and Mooncakes
In a small bowl, mix sweetened white bean paste with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice
you can adjust the amount of pumpkin spice you add, if you want more flavor.
If using it for mochi and mooncakes, portion out the bean paste using a tablespoon, or a cookie scoop
Use as filling for breads / asian-styled pancakes, spreads for toasts, or mochi stuffing, like this Microwave Pumpkin Mochi Recipe. Enjoy!
How to Store
- You can store this pumpkin bean paste in the fridge for up to 4 days, or freeze up to 4 months.
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Pumpkin Spice Bean Paste for Mochi and Mooncake Filling
- In a small bowl, mix sweetened white bean paste with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice
- Mix well