Skinny Autumn Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Written by ThinThin
Go grab Mister Scarecrow and let's get busy in our humble kitchen preparing a delicious, golden orange autumn pumpkin pie.
Pumpkin is so fitting for the season - and is one of the better choices for dieters, whether it is born from a skinnizied recipe or the full-blown deal.
And when we reference the full-blown deal - we're referring to the standard recipe for this pie, not one with magical fluffy ingredients added such as regular cream cheese and sour cream. These bad boys are just two of the blow holes in many a failed weight loss plan.
The Lower Calorie Recipe Ingredient List
In order to make a lighter pie, we're going to have to concentrate on using ingredients that are less fatty than those that are contained in the basic recipe. For example, evaporated milk is a chief ingredient in this recipe - and by using the reduced fat version, we can hit those unwanted calories our of the ballpark.
This in turn can equal a home run for your diet plan. Yeah!
Here is what we'll need to prepare:
1 medium size can of pureed pumpkin
That's it - the basic ingredients that you'll need to create a delicious golden wonder.
To prepare, simply mix the first five ingredients together by hand and then pour into the unbaked pie shell. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about half an hour - or until the center is set.
Keep in mind that the pie will continue cooking a bit after it is removed from the oven so don't overcook.
If you wish, spray a long thin strip of foil with cooking spray and make a tiny tent cover that will protect the edges of the crust from burning or overcooking. The spray will keep the foil from sticking to the dough. Do leave the center of the pie uncovered - just use the foil on the rim.
About Sugar vs Splenda
We suggested Splenda because it holds up to the heat amid the baking process. You can certainly use it over sugar if you're wanting to cut calories even more.
About the Crust
Those big old hunks of dough wads have the ability to create big old wads of fat on the body - so possible, roll the dough as thin as possible, even if using commercially prepared crusts.