Monday, November 18, 2013

SRC: Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Parfaits

I've got something delicious and nutritious for this month's Secret Recipe Club!  I was assigned Serena and Deanna's blog, Teaspoon of Spice.  They are both registered dietitians so I was excited to see what healthy yet tasty recipes they had on their blog.  The pictures made everything look so delicious!  In fact, though I had not visited their blog before my assignment I realized I had seen some of these pictures on pinterest and even re-pinned them myself.  That's how you know you've made it big in the blog world is when people find your photos to be so beautiful that they must collect them.  Speaking of pinning recipes, did you know you can now hover over my pictures to pin them?  So easy!

It didn't take me long to decide on a recipe since I'm still working through my 16 cups of pumpkin puree and this one was staring at me on the homepage.  However, I'm not much of a gingersnap fan and wanted to keep this really light and fluffy.  Easy enough because I used graham crackers instead of gingersnaps and just sprayed some whip cream in place of the cheesecake layers.  If you'd rather use the cheesecake layer (which I'll admit, does sound wonderful!), checkout the original recipe linked below in the source.

It has all the flavor of a pumpkin pie with a light, silky texture making it the perfect easy, no-bake dessert to impress your Thanksgiving guests.  Heck, I would even eat this one for breakfast if I added some crumbled granola or maybe some nuts.  Since it's made with 0% fat Greek yogurt, it's practically sinless!

One Year Ago: Savory BBQ Pulled Pork Cinnamon Roll and Taco Dip
Two Years Ago: Roast Beef with Onion Gravy
Three Years Ago: Peanut Butter Fudge Cheesecake
Four Years Ago: Sweet Potato Souffle and Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Parfaits

Yields: 6 servings

  • 15 oz fresh or canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) 
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger 
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 
  • 2 cups nonfat Greek yogurt
  • whipped cream or Cool Whip
  • 6 graham crackers
  1. In a large bowl, stir together pumpkin puree, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and yogurt.
  2. Place cookies in a ziplock bag.  Crush with a rolling pin until you have crumbles.
  3. Starting with the yogurt on the bottom, divide pumpkin yogurt, whipped cream, and graham cracker crumbs into six tall serving glasses making however may layers you want.  Refrigerate until serving.
Source: Modified from Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD of Teaspoon of Spice


Rhonda said...

I really enjoyed being assigned your blog this month, I can tell we have a lot of food tastes in common.

Wow 16 cups of puree, you'll definitely be pumpkined out soon.

Thanks for all the great inspiration.

Karen S Booth said...

What an inspired pumpkin recipe and so seasonal too! LOVE it! Karen

Gloria Baker said...

this look really delicious!

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

Wow - thanks for your comments about our photos and I love the variation you did with the parfaits - next time, I'm making them graham crackers and whipped cream too :)

Serena Ball said...

Your photos look delicious too! Love the tall parfait glass...everything is a special occasion in that glass! Thanks for your kind comments about our photos!

Karen - Cinnamon Freud said...

Love parfaits- these look delicious!

Lisa | Authentic Suburban Gourmet said...

Looks and sounds incredibly tasty! Glad to be part of SRC group C with you!

TeaLady said...

How can something soooo simple look soooo delicious.