Harry Potter’s Pumpkin Juice screams Halloween! I mean, who wouldn’t want a glass of this healthy pumpkin beverage at a Halloween party or on a break from trick-or-treating? It’s sweetened with dried apricots instead of sugar and is the perfect shade of festive orange. Harry Potter’s Pumpkin Juice is another fabulous recipe from my favorite Halloween cookbook, The Ghoulish Gourmet by Kathy Hester.
I fell in love with The Ghoulish Gourmet when I got my hands on a copy last year. Kathy is a genius when it comes to party decorations, recipes, and all things Halloween.
Just look at this book cover!
I don’t know where Kathy lives, but if I ever get invited to a Halloween party at her house, I’m definitely jumping on a plane and going!
Fortunately, now I know all of Kathy’s secrets, so I can throw a Halloween bash at my house. Or even a cozy festive soiree for two! Whether you have kids or not, this book has everything you need to celebrate Halloween.
And Kathy was kind enough to allow me to share her recipe for Harry Potter’s Pumpkin Juice with you!
Harry Potter’s Pumpkin Juice
- Soak the apricots in the water for at least 4 hours or overnight in the fridge. 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.
- Add the apricots and the soaking water to a blender and blend until smooth. Add the pumpkin purée and nutmeg and blend again. Strain the apple juice mixture into the blender to make sure only the liquid comes through. Blend until smooth.
- 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.
Kathy’s book is also available in the Amazon Kindle store.
And you may be interested in these other festive recipes:
What are you favorite festive Halloween recipes? Leave me a comment and let me know!
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