Among the apple varieties that we brought home, were some adorable, mini McIntosh, that I just couldn’t keep my eyes off of. Clearly, something had to be done!
This purée only has the slightest hint of sweetness amidst its fall flavourings. It’s perfect as an appetizer, side or snack.
I particularly like discovering appetizers that do not involve bread (since we all have plenty that do), and I’m also a big fan of adding protein to snacks to slow down the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar and create greater satiety.
You can pull this purée together in about 5 minutes – yeah! happy mommy dance…
- 1/2 cup pure pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese (substitute silken tofu for a delicious non-dairy version)
- 1 heaping tsp fresh grated ginger
- 1 tsp pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground clove
Our sons devoured these after school the other day!