Red Bean Pumpkin Chestnut Pudding Recipe. Gluten-Free
Posted on 5th of August, 2010 by Lévana
Does Red Bean Pumpkin Chestnut Pudding sound funky enough for you? The best part is, no, make that the best parts are: No cooking, Delicious, and nutritious enough to be much more than dessert, indeed part of dinner. No time to make dessert? I have here what it takes to make 1 dozen ample servings of something absolutely delicious without turning on your oven or your stove. I admit it: I was in a mad scientist mood when I dreamed up this chestnut pudding: The ingredient combo is as improbable as it gets, but it works! Still, a star was born and it became one of my favorite comfort foods! All natural, and no cooking whatsoever! Just listen to what my son Yakov wrote me: “Ma, your unlikely bean-chestnut-pumpkin concoction pudding (I think that’s what you should call it) was delicioso! My kids gobbled it up, and I stole a few bites. Yummy!” At first he had looked too horrified to taste it after I rattled off the ingredients, even though I offered him a dollar bribe, just for old times’ sake, but then he reconsidered….. Morality: Do NOT rattle off funky ingredients, especially when they are blended and do their unseen magic, just offer a serving of the delicious stuff for dessert, and don’t talk about beans, OK?
My son must have felt guilty that his sixteen-month old twins wiped it out and he, the devoted father, wouldn’t get near it. Well I guess I will give him that buck after all. So here comes my Red Bean Pumpkin Chestnut Pudding!
Vacuum-packed chestnuts became widely available, and a real pleasure to use in savory and sweet dishes.
1 large can (29 oz) natural canned pumpkin (100%pumpkin, not pie filling)
2 cups vacuum-packed roasted chestnuts (about 10 ounces)
1 large can (29 ounces) all-natural red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 15-ounce can coconut milk
2/3 cup pure maple syrup, start with a little less, and add up to the listed amount only if you need it
2 tablespoons cinnamon
Process all ingredients in a food processor a full minute, until perfectly smooth. That’s all! Your Chestnut pudding is readyStore refrigerated in a glass jar, or pour into individual serving glasses. Serve chilled.