This fall, trade your traditional pumpkin pie for this lighter dessert. Filled with beta-carotene, which helps fight against macular degeneration, it will nourish your eyes and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Course: Dessert
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup pumpkin puree from can (240g)
  • 1/2 cup plain 0% or 2% fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 envelope gelatin
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream, very cold
  • zest of one orange
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger)


  1. Put medium bowl in the freezer.
  2. In a large bowl, mix pumpkin and yogurt, using a whisk.
  3. Sprinkle gelatin on orange juice and let sit for about three minutes, just enough time to get maple syrup ready.
  4. Bring maple syrup to a boil on medium-high heat in a small saucepan, stirring constantly.
  5. Pour boiling maple syrup over orange juice and stir until gelatin has melted.
  6. Pour maple syrup mix into pumpkin preparation and mix well, using a whisk.
  7. Add orange zest and spices; stir to combine.
  8. In chilled bowl, whip cream to firm peaks, using a hand mixer.
  9. Use your mixer to whip pumpkin mix for about one minute.
  10. Fold whipped cream gently into pumpkin mix, using a spatula.
  11. Ladle into serving cups and chill in the refrigerator for two to three hours, until set.


Recipe source, Discovery Eye Foundation

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