Photo: © Natalie Lewis
Although Thanksgiving is a day for complete indulgence, I always like to balance things out and throw in a few guilt-free options for the days surrounding.
BY MAGAZINE COLUMNIST NATALIE LEWIS
We haven’t had our fill of pumpkin just yet!
Before you jump into the upcoming holiday with both feet, check out this healthier, yet super delicious, version of pumpkin butter. Although Thanksgiving is a day for complete indulgence in my book, I always like to balance things out and throw in a few guilt-free options for the days surrounding.
This is a slightly different variation of the traditional pumpkin butter that requires no cooking and adds an extra punch of creaminess from the Greek yogurt. You first get a smooth sweet taste on the front of your tongue followed by a punch of that holiday spice we all love.
Is it just me or is this what happiness is all about?
Maple Pumpkin Butter
2 1/2 cups pureed pumpkin
1 container (6 oz) vanilla flavored Greek yogurt
2-3 tbsp pure maple syrup (adjust according to taste)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cloves
1/8 tsp all spice
In large bowl combine all ingredients and mix until incorporated. Adjust sweetness to taste. Store in refrigerator for up to one week.
Enjoy more of Natalie’s delicious recipes, gorgeous photographs and engaging writing at the Daily Crave. And if you’re lucky enough to live in Northern New Jersey and need catering, personal chef services or group cooking lessons, look no further than Chef Natalie Lewis.
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