Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt with Seed Brittle
 
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A nice ending to any meal this frozen Greek yogurt has a bit of a pumpkin pie taste, with it's autumn spices. Switch this out for pie and enjoy it's Fall warm flavors.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 6
Ingredients
Yogurt Filling
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • ¾ cup sugar divided (1/2 cup and ¼ cup)
  • 1 cup whole-milk Greek yogurt (I used Fage)
  • 1½ cup fresh pumpkin puree or organic canned pumpkin
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
Pumpkin Seed Brittle
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ cups water
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¾ cup raw green pumpkin seeds
Instructions
Pumpkin Yogurt
  1. Combine 1 cup heavy cream, 1 cup whole milk, and ½ cup sugar in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  3. Whisk 3 large egg yolks and remaining ¼ sugar in a large bowl until blended.
  4. Gradually add hot cream to the egg mixture and whisk to blend.
  5. Return mixture to the saucepan and stir over medium heat until custard thickens slightly and coats the back of the spoon, or instant thermometer reads 170 degrees.
  6. Pour custard through a strainer and let cool slightly.
  7. Whisk in yogurt,salt,vanilla,nutmeg ,and cinnamon.
  8. Refrigerate until custard is well chilled.
  9. Transfer to a an ice cream maker and process until thickened .
  10. Place in a freezer container. Cover and freeze until ice cream is firm.
Pumpkin Seed Brittle
  1. Place a large 24x12 inch sheet of parchment paper on a work surface or a sheet pan.
  2. Bring sugar,water and salt to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan.
  3. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Cook mixture without stirring,washing down any crystals from side of the pan with a pastry brush dipped in cold water.
  5. Cook until mixture reaches soft ball stage of 238 degrees. Remove from heat.
  6. Stir in seeds with a wooden spoon and continue stirring until syrup crystallizes.
  7. Remove pan from heat and cook, stirring until sugar melts and turns a deep caramel color.
  8. Carefully pour caramel onto parchment paper and carefully cover with another sheet. Roll out candy as thin as possible.
  9. Remove paper and cool. Break into pieces.
Notes
Greek yogurt can be found at Trader Joe's,Whole Foods and check your local supermarket. If unavailable, place regular yogurt in a cheesecloth lined strainer, place in a large bowl, cover and chill overnight to drain.
Recipe by California Greek Girl at http://www.californiagreekgirl.com/frozen-pumpkin-yogurt-with-seed-brittle/