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A "light" pumpkin pie to try this Thanksgiving...


Thursday, November 05, 2009

I have never made this recipe - just received it in an email today and wanted to share. I'm definitely going to try it. I often skip the crust and just bake the filling in custard dishes. It's a very healthy treat that tastes great too!

The Best Light Pumpkin Pie

This pumpkin pie saves 100 calories per slice from the traditional version and it tastes identical!

1 cup ginger snaps (about 16 cookies)
16 oz can pumpkin
1/2 cup egg whites (about 4)
1/2 cup sugar (or substitute 1/4 c sugar + 1/4 c Splenda)
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (1.25 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp cloves)
12 oz can evaporated skim milk

Preheat the oven to 350. Grind the cookies in a food processor. Lightly spray a 9" glass pie pan with vegetable cooking spray. Pat the cookie crumbs into the bottom of the pan evenly. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Pour into the crust and bake until knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Store in the refrigerator.

Allow to cool and slice in 8 wedges. Optional: serve each wedge with fat free whipped cream.

Serves 8. Each slice: 165 calories, 1.5 g fat, .5 g saturated fat, 1.5 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic exchange: 2 bread.

Pumpkin Pie Calorie Facts:
Store-bought pumpkin pie: About 260-290 calories per slice
Use a traditional pie crust in place of ginger snaps for this recipe: Increase from 165 calories to 220 calories per slice
Use 1/3 cup sugar and 1/3 cup Splenda in place of 1/2 cup sugar for this recipe: Decrease from 165 to 150 calories per slice
Cut this pie in 6 instead of 8: Increase to 202 calories per slice
Cut this pie in 10 instead of 8: Decrease to 120 calories per slice
Add light whipped cream from the can: 15 calories per 2 tablespoons

This recipe is excerpted from the 2004 Holiday Presentation Kit (www.foodandhealth.com).



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CORRINER 11/6/2009 3:04PM

    Thanks for the post. Good to have better alternatives with the holidays rolling around. emoticon

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FELICE73 11/5/2009 3:49PM

    I have been searching for pumpkin stuff on sparkrecipes and found a few recipes - even pumpkin cheesecake and a no crust pumpkin pie that I am going to try! My mom doesn't cook healthy so I will bring a few treats myself!!

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HULAMOMI 11/5/2009 1:30PM

    Yum, wondering if I can actually eat at thanksgiving is my biggest thing right now, seeing as I will have about 25 people at the house that day! I will pass this along to whoever of the 4 moms that will be here that day that we decide is going to make desserts!

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