Wednesday, October 5, 2016

My Version of "Pumpkin Juice"

As you might have guessed from yesterday's post, we have a Harry Potter fan in our home. We have visited Universal Studios for the express purpose of seeing the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  I knew that I wanted to try the (non-alcoholic) Butter Beer; what I didn't expect was to find that I really prefer pumpkin juice.  

I figured it wouldn't be too difficult to replicate the flavor of pumpkin juice. There are multiple recipes online, but none that I found tasted quite right--though they were delicious.  I decided to experiment a bit, and this is what I came up with.  Though pumpkin juice is served cold at Universal Studios, this version is also delicious warm.  I was generous (some might say "heavy-handed") with the spices; if you like things a bit more mild, you can cut the spices in half.




Ingredients:

128 oz. apple juice
46 oz. apricot nectar
2 cans (15 oz each) pumpkin
2 T ginger
1-1/2 cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoons cloves
2 T lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar

Combine everything together and heat over the stove to blend the spices--and to make the house smell great!  Enjoy some warm, then cool the rest.  

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Thanks for pumpkins and fall!

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7 comments:

  1. I bet it smells delicious while it's warming.

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  2. Ooh my, I need to try that. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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    1. You're welcome. I tasted it again this morning, and adjusted the cinnamon amount in the recipe down a bit. Depending on your taste, you might want to start slowly on the spices and add more as desired.

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  3. Hi Kristi, love this. Would you like to share this with the other participants in Food on Friday over at Carole's Chatter? I have a weekly link up party – each week there is a different ingredient or theme. The current theme is Pumpkin and/or Parsnip.
    You can see upcoming themes in one of the pages at the top of my home page. If you would like to join in the fun please schedule a reminder for each week. The collection starts at 7am Friday New Zealand time – which is probably some time Thursday your time – I do find time zones quite confusing. Hope to see you soon. Cheers, Carole

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    1. Thanks for the invite! I'll link up now. :-)

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  4. I am not a huge fan of pumpkin but I have to say that does sound good, especially warm! Thanks!

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Thanks for making this a conversation. I love to hear your comments!