Friday, October 17, 2008

Weekend Treat Pumpkin Dip

R and I whipped this up yesterday in the kitchen. It is pretty tasty. We dipped letter cookies (the kind from Trader Joe's), pretzels and apple slices. My favorite were the apples...R predictably liked the cookies best. Then again, he would eat cookies dipped in just about anything.

This is a good alternative to the traditional caramel dip for apples. Think about it...a snack where kids dip fruit in a vegetable? And it has yogurt for some probiotics? Love it.
Sweet Pea's Pumpkin Dip

1 c canned pumpkin
1/2 plain or vanilla yogurt, strained for ten minutes*
3 T maple syrup
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/4 t ground nutmeg
1/4 t ground allspice
1/8 t salt

Mix well. Dip. Repeat.

*Take a colander, line it with two layers of paper towels, and let the yogurt hang out while you get everything else ready. This gets rid of all the extra liquid.



Deep in the Heart said...

This sounds great and I have left over pumpkin from the bundt cake. I'm on it for afternoon snack!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Wow, now THAT is unique!!!!!

Tabitha Blue said...

Great idea! Certainly is unique and would be a great alternative!! :)


Anonymous said...

I love those letter crackers.

runjen said...

Great blog! I have a two year old and am constantly trying to figure out how to trick her with healthy foods. She is an empty carb addict! Ugh! I'm going to give some of your recipes a whirl.

Caitlin said...

Hello! I just found your site, and I cannot WAIT to try this dip!! You have a beautiful family...