Pumpkin Juice

pumpkin juice

There’s more to pumpkin juice than just breaking into a haunted pumpkin patch, fending off the zombies, and juicing a pumpkin. This Harry Potter-inspired version simmers spices, fresh ginger and vanilla bean – with apple juice to infuse it. Then it’s blended with soaked dried apricots, pumpkin purée and a little nutmeg. It’s sweetened only with dried apricots. Reprinted with permission from The Ghoulish Gourmet: A Bewitching Collection of Vegan Halloween Recipes by Kathy Hester © 2016 printed with permission.

Pumpkin Juice
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Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: Halloween
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Serves: 3 to 4
 
There’s more to pumpkin juice than just breaking into a haunted pumpkin patch, fending off the zombies, and juicing a pumpkin. This version simmers spices, fresh ginger and vanilla bean – with apple juice to infuse it.
Ingredients
  • 10 dried apricots
  • 1½ cups water
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 7 whole allspice berries
  • 2 (2-inch) pieces thinly sliced ginger
  • ½ vanilla bean, split (or ½ teaspoon vanilla extract)
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Soak the apricots in the water for at least 4 hours or overnight in the fridge.
  2. Add the apple juice, cinnamon stick, allspice, ginger and vanilla bean to a saucepan. Bring almost to boil, then turn heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Take off heat and let it cool a bit.
  3. Add the apricots and the soaking water to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Add the pumpkin purée and nutmeg and blend again.
  5. Strain the apple juice mixture into the blender to make sure only the liquid comes through. Blend until smooth.
  6. Put a fine mesh strainer over a pitcher and strain the pulp so that only the thick juice drips into the pitcher. Sprinkle with ground nutmeg before serving.

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Pumpkin Juice

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