Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy good food and family. Here is a delicious, healthy, high fiber, naturally sweetened, high in vit A dessert to bring to your Thanksgiving meal.


Serves: 1.5 cups


  • 6 Medjool dates, pits removed
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 can white beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp water (more if necessary)
  • to top: pumpkin spice pumpkin seeds
  • to dip: apples, pumpkin or sweet potato chips, or smear on toast


  1. In a food processor, process the dates until a smooth consistency. Drizzle water, slowly to help make the smooth consistency.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Place in carved pumpkin and top with pumpkin spice pumpkin seeds (homemade recipe below).
  5. Dip with apples, pumpkin chips, whole wheat pita, or spread on toast!
  6. Enjoy!