I enjoy adding pumpkin to a lot of meals. Soups, breads and sauces are great examples of how pumpkin can add vitamins A & C, potassium and fiber to easy dishes. On this night, pumpkin was added to make a sweet dessert.
As most spontaneous creations in the kitchen, this dessert came from a few combined leftovers. A week ago, I had made some pumpkin pies and had leftover pumpkin puree. I had nothing really prepared for dessert that night and I was looking for something sweet myself. So, with very little ingredients, I managed to put together a simple and flavorful dessert for the family.
For this quick dessert I mixed together:
- 4 cups of Greek yogurt
- 2 & ½ cups of pumpkin puree
- Maple syrup
- Brown sugar
- Oatmeal was also sprinkled on top
For the spices, the maple syrup and brown sugar, it really is a question of your own taste. Because I used Greek yogurt, the dessert needed more brown sugar for my kids to enjoy it. If I had used vanilla yogurt, there probably wouldn’t have been much need for maple syrup or brown sugar. But, as I said, I used what I had!
The pumpkin pudding tasted even better the next day after the brown sugar and maple syrup had been absorbed more in the yogurt and pumpkin mix. So with that in mind, I would have prepared this earlier in the day for a dessert after dinner.
Have a try and let me know what you think!