It`s the pumpkin time of the year! I can feel the Halloween atmosphere everywhere, in the air, in my home, on the corner of my street. Trick-or-Treaters are getting ready for the spookiest night in the year. Everything is so orange and black and the smell of pumpkins is just awesome.
All kids love the colorful Halloween desserts. My task this time was to make something different than the sugary-packed cookies, something healthier yet funny and delicious. Picking jelly for a dessert is never a mistake. It is a wonderful source of proteins and other nutrients which support healthy bones, something any child needs. So, let`s make these cheerful little jelly pumpkins and give our little ones a hearty helping of proteins and healthy fats.
Prep time: 40 min (plus 2h in the fridge); Servings: 6
- 1 lb pumpkin
- ½ cup sugar
- 30g gelatin
- 100g cream
- 1 cup water
Method of preparation:
- Cut the pumpkin in pieces. Pour with water and add 0.2 lb sugar.
- Boil for 20 minutes.
- Strain the liquid and let it cool.
- Take 1 cup of cooled pumpkin water and combine with 20g gelatin. Stir and let rest (about 10 min) until it puffs up.
- Place the boiled pumpkin in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
- Once it puffs up, heat up the gelatin until it melts and add to the pumpkin puree.
- Fill ½ of silicone molds with this mixture and place in the fridge.
- Next, dissolve 10g gelatin in ½ cup water. Stir and let it puff up.
- In a bowl, whisk ½ cup Hopla cream and ¼ cup sugar.
- Melt the puffed up gelatin over low heat and add it in the cream.
- Remove the silicone molds from the fridge and fill with the white cream.
- Top with pumpkin mixture and place in the fridge. Let it stay for 1.30-2h.
This can be your kids` perfect light dessert after dinner or the yummy pumpkin treat served at an afternoon play date. We all enjoy the taste of jelly pumpkins. What about you?
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