Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Easy Emergency Pumpkin Pie

Or, for not such an emergency.

The following recipe is great for anyone watching their fat, or sugars, or waistline. This is a very diet friendly version or "pumpkin pie". It is also super easy to make, and ready in a jiffy if you are pressed for time. I used this recipe last year because I was on a very specific eating plan at Thanksgiving, it was so good some other family members joined me and skipped regular pie. These factors totally work for me.

Put in saucepan:
2 cups milk
3 TBLS corn starch
1/3 cup sugar**
2 tsp Pumpkin Pie spice (up to 1 Tablespoon would be okay really)

Whisk well,

Stir in 1 small can pumpkin (plain pumpkin, NOT pie filling!!)
Put on medium/low heat until bubbly, boil 2 minutes or so, stirring constantly!

Remove from heat, add in 1 tsp Vanilla

Stir well, pour into dishes, or crust if using, chill, serve.

That's it.
Yummy, and way healthier!
TO be over the top healthier don't use a crust, serve it as pudding.

Filling 95 calories each serving (If split into 8 servings using 2% milk)

If you must have crust, or you are taking this to an event:
I used no-fat or low fat GINGER SNAPS, plus a few graham crackers as well. You can use any combo you want.

1 1/2 cookie crumbs
1/3 cup melted butter (not margarine or butter spread)

Mix crumbs and butter until fully moistened, press into pie pan, bake at 325-350 for 10-15 minutes, remove, let cool.
This adds at least 110 calories per serving and obviously a lot more fat.


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** We only use Evaporated Cane Juice sugar, the less processed the better. You can use honey, or regular sugar if you choose.

More facts, FILLING ONLY:

Calories 95 Calories from Fat13

Total Fat 1.4g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 4%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 18.7g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%
Sugars 13.2g
Protein 2.7g

Vitamin A 169% • Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 9% • Iron 5%
Nutrition Grade A-
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet


marky said...

Makes me hungry!!
btw..I worked and didn't get to play along yesterday..but Zoolander Cracks me up every time I watch it!

P.S.He loves you.. said...

I like easy..! THanks!

Ginny said...

Sounds yummy.

Sherry said...

Easy is good! :D