Pumpkin Gingersnap Dessert

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The Gingersnaps are the star of this dessert!!! Made with PURITY Gingersnaps and leftover pumpkin puree plus it’s NO BAKE! Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and all spice made into a creamy cheescakey pumpkin dessert with 2 spicy layers of PURITY gingersnap cookies.

I hope everyone in Canada had a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hosted family with turkey and all the fixings plus mini pumpkin and apple pies for dessert!

Thanks KVM for the picture above ~ I was so busy cooking that I forgot to take any pictures of the food.

Like everyone else, I’ve had the turkey, then the hot turkey sandwiches followed by turkey soup. I’ve used up my leftover potatoes in potato salad, my carrots and turnip I mashed with some butter for a tasty side, and my leftover cabbage went into my turkey soup. But I had some pumpkin puree leftover and wondered what to make with it ~ waste not want not! I also had a open box of PURITY gingersnaps.

A search on the internet yielded a bunch of recipes so I took ideas and came up with this PUMPKIN GINGERSNAP DESSERT! It is very creamy and the combination of the pumpkin and gingersnaps is a match made in heaven. Now, to find something to do with that leftover Cranberry Sauce!!!

This dessert must set up overnight in the refrigerator for the gingersnaps to soften up. A great make ahead dessert!

Pumpkin Gingersnap Dessert

  • Servings: 9
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Turn leftover Pumpkin Puree into a creamy pumpkin cheesecake gingersnap dessert that is quick and easy and NO BAKE!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 250g package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp each allspice, nutmeg and ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar (powdered)
  • 2 cups prepared whipped topping plus more for piping on top of dessert
  • 27 gingersnap cookies (whole)

PREPARATION:

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy, mix in pumpkin puree and all the spices. Beat with mixer until well blended and no lumps remain. Add icing sugar and mix to combine. Fold in 2 cups of whip topping. Mix to combine until no white streaks remain. Set aside.

In an 8×8 pan, lay 9 gingersnaps in a single layer, add half the pumpkin mixture and spread into a smooth layer, add another layer of 9 gingersnaps then add the remaining pumpkin mixture and spread into a smooth layer. Decorate the top with more whip topping (I used a piping bag but you could just spread a layer of whip topping on top of the pumpkin mixture. Decorate with the remaining 9 gingersnap cookies. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight so that the cookies have time to soften up. ENJOY! 🙂

NOTE: I used Rich’s Whip Topping that comes in a bag with a piping tip, found in the freezer section. You could also use Cool Whip or a whip cream that has been stablized with some icing sugar. I used PURITY Gingersnaps but you can use your favorite gingersnap cookie or even homemade as long as they are crispy. @Purity is a Newfoundland Company that distributes more than 50 products ~ from cookies, candies, and salt fish on the Island of Newfoundland and across stores in Canada.

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Loving this Life Living “Around the Bay” ~ DD

original recipe by “Around the Bay with DD”

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Blueberry Zucchini Cake with Lemon Glaze

An unbelievably moist “Lightened Up” Cake studded with wild Newfoundland Blueberries and Zucchini picked from my garden! And the icing on the cake, a tart Lemon Glaze!!!

What is it with sunny days! Got a great dose of Vitamin D today after 5 days of rainy weather! It’s been so blaahhh and dreary so today the sun is shining and I am gearing to go….doing laundry, baking cakes, sitting outside, getting veggies out of my greenhouse, and picking berries to make this melt in your mouth Blueberry Zucchini Cake with Lemon Glaze.

This year I’ve had an abundance of Zucchini in my garden and I’m always looking for yummy ways to use it up. I freeze some for blustery winter days to make a batch of Double Chocolate Zucchini muffins or to throw in a pot of soup. Today I’m using it fresh from the garden in this deliciously moist Blueberry Zucchini Cake with Lemon Glaze. Super moist from the zucchini, pops of blueberries in every bite and the lemon glaze just makes it so much more decadent!

When I saw this recipe online, it had a ALOT of sugar and oil so I lightened them up considerably. I also switched out some of the white flour with some whole wheat flour. I topped it off with a litle Lemon Glaze instead of the thick icing in the original recipe and the result ~ AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!

Blueberry Zucchini Cake with Lemon Glaze

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A “Lightened Up” cake studded with wild Newfoundland Blueberries and super moist from the grated zucchini topped off with a tart Lemon Glaze!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce, unsweetened
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups zucchini, shredded
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking power
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen

Lemon Glaze

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP water
  • 2 tsp lemon zest

PREPARATION:

Set oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 9×13 pan.

Whisk eggs, egg whites, melted coconut oil, applesauce, vanilla extract and sugar until well blended. Stir in the zucchini until combined. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk the flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix lightly until just combined. Add blueberries and fold in gently.

Pour batter into 9×13 pan and bake for 45 – 50 minutes. Remove pan from oven and let cool.

To make the glaze, in a small bowl mix the icing sugar, lemon juice, water and lemon zest until combined and smooth. Using a spoon, lightly drizzle over cooled cake. ENJOY!!

NOTE: When you grate the zucchini, make sure you squeeze out the moisture with a paper towel. If you do not have coconut oil, just use vegetable oil. If using frozen blueberries, do not thaw. Add them frozen to the batter.

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Loving this Life Living “Around the Bay” ~ DD

original recipe from: http://www.theviewfromgreatisland.com

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