Fall has officially arrived and you know what that means! Yes – it is pumpkin season. We wait all year for the change in weather and for the leaves to change colors so we can curl up with our pumpkin spice latte or a slice of pumpkin pie. Now, you can try a new and delicious pumpkin recipe – Pumpkin Tiramisu.
Pumpkin tiramisu is sweet, savory, and ultimately satisfying. Tiramisu is an easy dessert to put together, as there is no baking required. You can simply prep this recipe in advance and serve it at any holiday gathering or just as a delicious dessert to enjoy with your family. This tiramisu recipe varies from others, as it uses lighter ingredients and less sugar.
Is Pumpkin Good For You?
Yes, pumpkin is highly nutritious and good for you! It contains an abundance of vitamins and minerals, whilst being low in calories. One of the best things about pumpkin is its rich source of vitamin A.
Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that is known for protecting eyesight. Ensuring proper intake of vitamin A can help prevent sight loss and decreases the risk of developing ocular diseases, such as cataracts and glaucoma.
Can I Eat Pumpkin Seeds?
Yes, you can eat pumpkin seeds, and in fact – they are quite good for you. They contain heart-healthy fats, fiber, and important minerals, like magnesium, zinc, iron, and manganese. Since these seeds are packed with so many vitamins and minerals, they have been found to protect the body against inflammation and reduce the risks of certain cancers.
How To Prepare Pumpkin Seeds
Preparing pumpkin seeds is easy as 1, 2, 3. One of the great things about pumpkin seeds is that you can season them in so many different ways. The possibilities of flavor variations are endless! A popular recipe is using olive oil, salt, garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper. You can also go for a sweeter profile by using cinnamon, nutmeg, and light brown sugar.
First, preheat your oven to 350 F and lightly grease a baking sheet with the oil of your choice. Then, you would slice open the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds. You will need to rinse the seeds in a colander to remove any pulp or fibers. After, toss the seeds in a bowl with oil and the seasonings of your choice. Evenly spread out the seeds on the baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes, or until they look slightly toasted. Transfer the seeds to a bowl and allow them to cool. They can be enjoyed and stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks!
Other Pumpkin Desserts
If tiramisu isn’t for you, there are many other pumpkin recipes that you can whip up. Check out these other sweet treats that contain pumpkins.
- Pumpkin Pie White Chocolate: A delicious and decadent seasonal hot chocolate.
- Low-Calorie Pumpkin Pie: Pumpkin pie that is also low in calories? Yes, please!
- Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal: A delicious breakfast recipe that gives you a hint of sweetness.
Pumpkin Tiramisu Recipe
- 1 Stand Mixer
- 16 oz light ricotta cheese - liquid squeezed
- 1 cup 2% plain greek yogurt
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1 cup brewed strong coffee - cooled to room temperature
- ½ cup erythritol
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie seasoning
- 16 ladyfinger cookies
- ½ cup dark chocolate - chopped
- Using an electric stand mixer, place the ricotta cheese, greek yogurt, pumpkin puree, erythritol, and pumpkin pie seasonings and blend until creamy and smooth. You can also do this by using an electric hand mixer.
- Take the ladyfinger cookies and break them into halves. Dip each ladyfinger piece in the coffee for about 3-5 seconds and then place them in the bottom of 6 glasses.
- Using the pumpkin cream mixture, spread it on top using a large spoon. You can also use a piping bag if you prefer. Sprinkle with the chopped chocolate.
- Repeat this same process for an additional 2 layers with the ladyfingers, cream, and chopped chocolate.
- Cover each glass with plastic wrap and allow it to refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Enjoy!