Fall is an amazing time of year. The beauty that surrounds us overwhelmingly breathtaking. It is warm and embraces you. I tend to mimic this behavior inside my home as well. I rearrange the furniture to allow a cozier feel. Candle and incense are scattered about. I tend to add more colors into the house adding depth and richness to the space. I even start to enjoy and let my creative juices flow in my kitchen. Warm comfort foods are always on the menu. I even start to add a dessert here and there for the kids to enjoy. This recipe is brand new and full of fresh fall flavors, sweet creamy yogurt topped with a pop of color and flavor.
Cut your squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Place on shallow baking dish upside down with a 1/4 inch of water. Cook squash in oven at 350 for 40 mins or until tender. Once cooked, in a medium bowl, mash up your cooked squash and wring it out to remove excess water. A flour sack towel works great for this, put the cooked squash in the towel after it cools a bit and gently wring it out over the sink. You will be left with a nice ball of butternut squash.
In a medium saucepan place the squash, sugar, eggs, salt, milk (minus 1T) , vanilla and honey. Gently mash ingredients together over medium heat on the stovetop. I love this new tool from Dreamfarm to gently mix and mash these ingredients. In a small bowl, slowly add the 1T milk to the tapioca starch, mix well until blended. I find that mixing with my finger is best so that I know it is completely smooth. Stir starch blend into the saucepan and continue to cook for 10-15 minutes until the mixture begins to thicken. Continue cooking until desired consistency. Remove from heat and let cool. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
To serve, start with a layer of yogurt, add a layer of pudding and repeat. Top with a small handful of pomegranate seed and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Serves 4 in a 8oz jelly jar. Total cook and prep time: 1 hour.
If you decide to make this delicious treat, please let me know how it turned out.
Enjoy this month of Thanksgiving. Remember the small things and give thanks for them daily,