An added bonus is that pumpkins are really good for you and your family. They have a massively high dose of vitamin A, with 280% of a daily serving packed into just 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree. They also are rich in antioxidants and B complex vitamins. And despite being loaded with all these vitamins they still have room for small doses of minerals like phosphorous, calcium (both great for growing bones), copper and potassium.
This recipe utilizes strained Greek yogurt, which I posted about previously as a great way to make faux cream cheese. All you need to do is strain Greek style yogurt in a cheesecloth placed in a strainer. Let it strain in the fridge for a few hours or oDespite the fact that Greek yogurt is already strained, you'll still get ~2 tablespoons of liquid if you do an additional straining. That makes for a richer, creamier spread. Add in pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, and you have a super tasty snack.
I served this with graham crackers, but you can use just about any sweet cracker or cookie. Just make sure to check your labels. Unfortunately the popular graham cracker brand Nabisco Honey Made has high fructose corn syrup. I bought my graham crackers from Trader Joe's and they are high fructose free, so just make sure to check your labels. You can also use animal crackers and Vanilla cookies, but keep that caveat in mind.
We gobbled this up, Thanksgiving pun intended. It really does taste like pumpkin pie, so if you like pumpkin pie you'll definitely like this dip. Enjoy!
Pumpkin pie dip
Prep: 5 minutes, once yogurt is strained
Serves: 4-6 people
1 cup strained Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons honey
Mix together yogurt, spices, pumpkin and honey. Serve immediately with graham crackers.