Make your usual pumpkin filling using non-fat condensed milk & egg whites (2 = 1 whole egg) or Eggbeaters. Use Splenda or Stivia instead of sugar ---and you can cut down on the amount by 1/4 to 1/2. Instead of making a pie shell, use glass or ceramic custard cups sprayed with Pam. Place the cups in a long cake pan. Fill each with 1/2 c. of pumpkin mixture for portion control. Fill the cake pan around the cups with boiling water (not too full.) Bake as recommended in your usual... (continued)
recipe until a knife comes out clean. Top with fat-free or lite whipped topping. The eggs & milk add protein & the pumpkin has fiber, so this is a rather healthy alternative to pumpkin pie, but with less fat & fewer calories. I like to serve mine with coffee/tea after other dishes are washed.
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A can of canned puree pumpkin contains more than 7 times the daily value of vitamin A and has 7 grams of fiber. When making pumpkin pie use Pumpkin Puree as it is 100% pumpkin while pie filling or mix is pumpkin PLUS sugar. Dont forget to make your pie shell as thin as possible. Have a small slice AND FREEZE THE REST.
Make some yummy pumpkin pie pudding. All you have to do is take 1 vanilla pudding cup, or make fat free, sugar free instant pudding and divide into 1/2 cup servings. Then, mix with about 1/3 cup of pure canned pumpkin and some pumpkin pie spice. For extra pie effect, serve with 1 graham cracker.4
Just check the label: no salt, no sugar, no flavorings or preservatives. It's just 100% Pure Pumpkin YIPEE! Slather some pumpkin mixture on wheat bread and mic with 1 wedge of Laughing Cow light vceamy swiss cheese & a slice of Bordens Fat Free Cheese and Grill with onions to get Pumpkin Grilled Cheese. Pumpkin! Enchiladas, The pumkin stands in for thr refried beans. Pimpkin pie, pumpkin bread or pumpkin muffins. Yum!
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