Carrot Dessert That Thinks It’s a Pumpkin


Discover the delightful Carrot Dessert That Thinks It’s a Pumpkin! This simple yet delicious recipe transforms humble carrots into a vibrant and tasty treat that everyone will love. With just three main ingredients, you can create a dessert that is not only easy to make but also incredibly appealing. Perfect for kids and adults alike, this carrot delight is sure to become a favorite in your household.


  • 3 large carrots (1.1 lbs)
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of corn starch
  • Optional: coconut flakes and nuts for decoration


1. Preparing the Carrots

Start by peeling the carrots and cutting them into pieces. Place the carrot pieces in a pot and add just enough water to cover the top. Boil the carrots until they are fully cooked and tender.

2. Making the Carrot Puree

Once the carrots are cooked, drain the water and transfer the carrots to a blender. Puree the carrots until smooth. This puree will be the base for your delicious dessert.

3. Cooking the Carrot Mixture

Transfer the carrot puree to a non-stick pan and add the sugar. In a separate small bowl, dilute 3 tablespoons of corn starch in 100 ml of water until fully dissolved. Pour the starch mixture into the carrot puree.

4. Thickening the Mixture

Turn on medium heat and start stirring the carrot mixture vigorously. Cook for a few minutes until the mixture thickens to a pudding-like consistency.

5. Setting the Dessert

Grease a mold with vegetable oil and pour the thickened carrot mixture into it. Smooth the top with a spatula. Cover the mold with foil and place it in the refrigerator to stabilize for at least 3 hours. This chilling process helps the dessert set properly.

6. Serving the Carrot Delight

Once the dessert has set, remove it from the mold. You can sprinkle powdered sugar or coconut flakes on top for added flavor and texture. Garnish with nuts, pumpkin seeds, or any other desired toppings. Cut the dessert into cubes, similar to Turkish delight, and serve with tea or as a standalone treat.

Nutritional Information

This carrot dessert is a healthier option that is both delicious and nutritious. Here is the approximate nutritional breakdown per serving (based on 8 servings):

  • Calories: 70 kcal
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Fat: 0.2g
    • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
    • Fiber: 1.5g
    • Sugars: 10g
  • Sodium: 10mg
  • Vitamin A: 80% DV
  • Vitamin C: 5% DV
  • Calcium: 1% DV
  • Iron: 1% DV


This Carrot Dessert That Thinks It’s a Pumpkin is a delightful, bright, and beautiful treat made from the simplest ingredients. It’s perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without compromising on health. Kids will love its vibrant color and delicious taste, and you’ll love how easy it is to make. Enjoy your meal and share this delightful recipe with your loved ones!

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