Monday, October 18, 2010

Simple Halloween Recipe For Kids

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Halloween doesn't have to be all about candy! I always throw a big Halloween party for the kids and their friends, and since I know they are going to be getting enough of pure sugar on the big night, I want the treats at the party to be something else. These adorable ghost pumpkin pudding cups are sure to delight the kids. And while I'm not going to claim that pumpkin pudding is a health food, compared to candy corn it's a well balanced diet. Plus these are sure to please any adult guests too.

Recipe is from the Food Network.

Ingredients

Pudding:

  • 1 package gelatin
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 large egg yolks (reserve 2 whites for topping)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pure pumpkin puree

Topping:

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 pinch fine salt
  • Small candy, for eyes

Directions

Put 1 tablespoon of cold water in a large bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over the surface, do not stir, and set aside until gelatins softens and blooms
Bring a few inches of water to a boil in a saucepan that can hold a stand mixer's bowl above the water. Whisk milk, sugar, yolks, cinnamon and salt in a heat-proof bowl. Set the bowl above the boiling water and cook, stirring constantly with a heat-proof spatula, until mixture begins to thicken and coats the back of a spoon and almost boils, 10 to 12 minutes. Immediately remove from the heat and pour over the gelatin, whisking constantly until gelatin is completely dissolved and evenly distributed. Whisk in pumpkin until combined and completely smooth.
Evenly divide mixture into 12 small 3-ounce cups (paper works fine) and refrigerate until set, about 4 to 8 hours.

For topping:

Bring a few inches of water to a boil in a saucepan that can hold a stand mixer's bowl above the water. Whisk the 2 egg whites, sugar, cream of tarter, and salt in the bowl by hand. Set the bowl above the boiling water and continue whisking until the mixture is hot to the touch and the sugar dissolves, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer bowl to mixer and beat with the whisk attachment at medium-high speed until eggs hold a stiff peak, about 5 minutes.
Spoon topping onto puddings in the shape of a ghost. Decorate with candy eyes and refrigerate until ready to serve.

To find more recipes go to:  http://blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2009/10/26/spotlight-recipes-halloween-party-treats/

1 comment:

MeenyMoe said...

So cute! You inspired me with this idea. My son doesn't like pumpkin but I thought, why not do this with chocolate pudding and use air-whipped whip cream on the top and then put the little ghost eyes on?! Thanks!! - Karen