Allergy Free Pumpkin Pie Popsicles

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Allergy-Free Pumpkin Pie Popsicles

(Pumpkin Piesicles)

Makes 8

This recipe was inspired by one I saw on TAKEAMEGABITE.com, which was inspired by one on OMFGSOGOOD.com.  I was smitten by the concept of a no-bake Thanksgiving treat, with all the rich flavors of pie, but a lighter hit on the tummy, post feast.  I tried the recipe as written and found it much too sweet for my taste.  I’ve cut the sugar in half, and made them allergy-free, vegan, and gluten-free by using my allergy-friendly Cybele’s Free-to-Eat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, and swapping light coconut milk for the cream (also bumping up the proportions by an extra half a cup so you get a truly creamy piesicle).  The only problem? These pops won’t make it anywhere near Thanksgiving. I already ate 2 today!

 

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup water

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

pinch of ground nutmeg

pinch of ground cloves

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree

3/4 cup canned light coconut milk

pinch of salt

6 Cybele’s Free-to-Eat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, crumbled (1 scant cup), or 1 scant cup of allergy-free granola

 

1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, about 3 minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the pumpkin puree and warm through, stirring until completely combined.  Remove from heat, and stir in the coconut milk and pinch of salt. Once completely combined, stir in the cookie bits.

2. Use a ladle to spoon into popsicle molds.

3. Freeze overnight or at least 6 hours.

Allergy-Free Pumpkin Pie Popsicles
© 2013 by Cybele Pascal

Greetings from the Field of Dreams: If you bake it, they will come

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Dear Friends:

I spent last week in lovely majestic Iowa, where we manufacture our allergy-friendly Cybele’s Free-to-Eat cookies. We make them right next to the Field of Dreams. There’s something about that, that’s achingly poetic. Every time I start to feel defeated or beaten down by the business, I think to myself “If you Bake it, they will come”.

Here are some kids, eating our cookies.

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This picture was taken in Los Angeles, the night before I went to Iowa… to bake more cookies. Because IF YOU BAKE IT, THEY WILL COME.  And you will need to make more cookies. Which is exactly what we did.  216,000 cookies, to be exact.

In the next couple of weeks, please look for our cookies in all Kroger brand stores. That means Kroger, King Soopers, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, QFC, etc. We will be in the core cookie set, so look for us there, in the cookie aisle. Let me know if you find them. And please let me know if you don’t!

Here are cookies being trayed to bake….

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And cookies cooling….

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And cookies being sorted….

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Meanwhile… outside the window of my motel….

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This helicopter took off and landed all day long. It’s an Agriculture and Pest Control copter.  They seemed to have some serious business to attend to!

It’s the heartland for corn here.  Yup, that’s corn.  All along the horizon.

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All in all, it was a good time  Lots of cookies baked. And lots of cookies shipped. Can’t wait to go back, to the Field of Dreams.

Spring into Action! It’s Allergy Friendly Friday 4/12/13 and 4/19/13!

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Happy Friday, Allergy-friendly Folks!

Hope everyone is enjoying these first weeks of spring. Has anyone found anything popping up in their produce section or farmer’s markets of note?  I’m waiting eagerly for asparagus and strawberries. I would like to make a plea to all you fabulous cooks out there that we SPRING into ACTION, and start cooking up an allergy-friendly new produce storm.

This ALLERGY FRIENDLY FRIDAY LINKY PARTY WILL RUN FOR TWO WEEKS. I WILL POST THE HIGHLIGHTS ON APRIL 26th, SO LINK AWAY!

I will be in CHICAGO next weekend (Saturday and Sunday 20-21st), at the Gluten and Allergen-Free Expo giving out samples and COUPONS (yay!) for my Cybele’s Free-to-Eat Cookies, so for anyone in the greater Chicago area, please come visit me at booth #218!

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Thank you for contributing to the last Allergy-Friendly Friday!  Please post your allergy-friendly and/or gluten-free Spring recipes.  Or   Here are the recipe highlights from the last roundup. Remember, the featured  recipes are also being featured on my Allergy-Friendly Friday Highlights Pinterest board, so check them out there, along with other featured allergy-friendly recipes from weeks past. If you have been featured, I encourage you to grab the Allergy Friendly Friday Badge from my right sidebar and share it on your blog, so others know you’ve got a featured recipe on Allergy-Friendly Friday.

Please add your allergy-free and/or gluten-free recipe links to Allergy-Friendly Friday. PLEASE remember you have to link back from your post, for me to feature your recipe. That means link WITH A HYPERLINK THAT LINKS BACK HERE. When you link back to this post, you can share both your own and everybody else’s.And remember, I specialize in creating gluten-free recipes that are free of the top 8 food allergens, but yours do not have to be. They just have to be allergy-friendly in SOME way.

Just remember:

  • Please link back to this post so your readers can find all the recipes. This is a sharing page.
  • Link to your recipe, not to your homepage.
  • Recipes do not have to be completely allergen-free, just allergy-friendly in some way.
  • When you link, let us know who you are. For example, I might add Allergy-Friendly Halloween Cupcakes (cybele@cybelepascal.com)