Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian family and friends! I hope you all have a wonderful weeend filled with lots of love, gratitude and plenty of good eats. Family dinners, they're the best! I've been working hard for the past few weeks to figure out a dessert recipe that I could eat that would be just as satisfying as Pumpkin Pie (traditional at Thanksgiving feasts!) and here I am down to the wire and guess what! I figured one out and it's fabulous!
You almost won't miss the pastry at all . . . okay, you probably will, but hey . . . you can't have it all can you? And this is pretty close to having it all.
A rich indulgent feeling custard . . . spiced just right and filled with lovely little bits of ginger . . . not too sweet, just sweet enough . . .
Velvety . . . pumpkiny . . . gingery . . . in just the right sized portions to satisfy without making you feel like you've gone over the top.
For those who don't have to watch their sugars . . . a tiny bit of chopped candied ginger gilds the lily perfectly . . . and they might even enjoy a dollop of softly whipped cream on top . . .
But for those of us who do have to watch their sugars . . . leave that bit off. There's plenty to satisfy in every other way. Trust me on this. You WILL enjoy! A Thanksgiving Dessert that comes in at only 112 calories. Why yes please! Thank you very much!
*Gingered Pumpkin Custards*Makes 10 servings
My one indulgence in this recipe was two tablespoons of this lovely Duerr's Ginger Chunky Preserve. Zingy chunks of ginger lovingly enveloped in juicy jelly. For those who like a bit of zing at breakfast time. This stuff is really good. The Toddster loves it. I'd love to love it. Ginger is one of my favourite things to eat. I wish they would come up with a sugar free version so I could indulge, but it worked out really well in this once in a blue moon treat!
It's great for autumnal baking or as a fabulous sticky glaze for a baked ham. (Just stir together a couple of dessert spoons of Duerr's Ginger Chunky Preserve and a tablespoon each of brown sugar, English Mustard and plain flour)
For a really tasty looking Sticky Ginger Cake recipe, click here.
Duerr’s is the oldest family-owned jam maker in England. Based in Manchester, in the glorious North West, they have been making quality preserves from their own family recipes for 132 years.
To check out all of the Duerr's delicious products do check out their website.