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Monday, October 29, 2012

Pumpkin Sensation Week: Day 6

A sweet and pumpkin loaded dessert dip to leave out at a party or use as a topping on fruit salad, ice cream or baked desserts. Since it does not contain any dairy you can leave it sitting out and not worry about it going bad or souring. Great warm or chilled so it can suit whatever need you might have.





Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp Milled Flax Seed
  • 1 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/4 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Sachet Chai Tea
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup and 3 tbsp Warm Water
  • 3 Apples (optional)



Hardware
Mixing Bowl
Handheld Electric Mixer or stand mixer or a lot of elbow grease (not recommended)
Cutting Board
Sharp Knife
Small Pot
Wooden Spoon and/or Spatula
Measuring Cup, tsp and tbsp

Time 15 minutes to 20 minutes
Prep 15 minutes to 20 minutes
Cooking 15 minutes to 20 minutes
Yield 3 Cups



Time To Get Cooking!!!
Mix together 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in small pot and bring to a simmer
Let simmer and reduce for 10 minutes to 15 minutes
Th mixture should result in the consistency of light syrup
*Meanwhile*
In mixing bowl add milled flax seed and 3 tbsp warm water
Mix slightly and let sit for 5 minutes
After 5 minutes add 3/4 cup pumpkin puree, oil and 1/4 sugar
Beat together until full combined and creamy, approximately 5 minutes on high
Add sugar syrup to mixing bowl and let beat together on high for 5 minutes
Slowly add 1/2 cup pumpkin and beat for an additional 5 minutes
Add chai tea and cinnamon and mix until fully incorporated





Serving
2 tbsp serving size (per individual) with apple slices, other fruits of choice or sweet crackers
Serve at a dinner party, birthday party or any other gathering.
Great to use for a desert course or to leave out as a snack

Storing and Reheating
Storing in airtight container in fridge for 1 month
Reheat in the microwave or leave chilled

Nutritional Facts Per Serving
Calories 51
Fat 1g
Carbs 12g
Protein 1g
compared to a popular used product
Calories 70
Fat 4g
Carbs 10g
Protein 0g
Nutritional Difference (our recipe)
Calories -19
Fat -3g
Carbs +2g
Protein +1g

Cost
Recipe Cost: $0.88
Cost Per Serving: $0.04
compared to a popular used product
Product Cost On Average: $3.99
Product Cost Per Serving: $0.33
You Save On Average Per Serving: $0.29

Tricks
-Make sure to occasionally stir the sugar and water to prevent the sugar from burning
-Sugar will start to turn syrupy when the bubbles become thick and pop slower
-We used chai to help the pumpkin pop and we are finding out the chai tea is great for pumpkin anything and less expensive than all the other "pumpkin pie" spices






           

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