Vegan MoFo #21: Iron Chef Finale, and How To Re-use A Pumpkin Pie
Jody did a post all about cranberry sauce earlier in the week and ‘cheated’ and just submitted that, and i’m letting her because everyone knows I appreciate laziness and recycling!
Kate made Cranberry Dosas – two kinds, one sweet and one savory!
Megan made Cranberry Walnut Nog Fudge – a great way to use up Silk nog, which you will buy too much of and inevitably get sick of. If you’re like me, anyway. And now you know what to do with the rest of the carton!
Funnily enough, when I posted this challenge I didn’t have a single cranberry of any kind in the house. I didn’t even go out and buy cranberries until I got off of work today. Earlier today I was lamenting that I had half a pumpkin pie left and Brian broke my can of Soyatoo (I kept telling him that the 30 second high wasn’t worth it, but he wouldn’t listen*), so I didn’t want to eat it as is. How do you recycle a pumpkin pie?
Answer: you make pudding.
And how do you incorporate cranberries into that?
Answer: you make a parfait.
I had a busy evening ahead of me, so I was happy that I was able to think of something that came together quickly. I made the cranberry sauce first, just following the instructions on the bag with slightly less sugar so it would be more tart. I took half of a pumpkin pie, cookie crust and all, and tossed it in the food processor with 1/4 a cup of oat milk, blending and adding a few splashes of milk at a time until it was a pudding-like consistency. I didn’t want it to be runny but I wanted to be able to spoon it into the glasses easily.
I had granola already made, I just sifted out the raisins and big chunks. So when the sauce had cooled I just layered everything in the glass and was done! The pumpkin pie pudding was obviously plenty sweet and a nice contrast to the cranberry sauce. Half of a pumpkin pie made enough pudding for a little more than two of these glasses, and I had plenty of cranberry sauce to spare. Shit, now i’m going to have to recycle that too!
*I’m just kidding about Brian huffing the whipped cream air, he doesn’t do drugs! I wasn’t kidding about the 30 second high not being worth it, though. I’d rather get my whipped cream out of the can!