A Thanksgiving dessert table is never complete without the pumpkin pie. Did you think I would leave it out? Well I just couldn't. This recipe is quick and easy, and I found a really simple solution to a lighter pie crust using store bought crust...
(he he, you're going to love this!)
I rolled it out thinner.
Isn't that genius?!! I thought it was, although I can't take full credit; someone left a comment on my sweet potato pie, brilliant!! Since I had all the extra dough, I cut out some leaves, pumpkins and letters with a cookie cutter to make it pretty. Of course, this will increase the calories if you do so. I calculated the pie crust based on Pillsbury, using just under 5 oz dough.
I'm pulling this one out from the archives since I made it this week for Madison! I had pumpkin I didn't want to waste, perfect for making pie! Pumpkin pie filling is really easy to make from scratch, which I prefer to do. I roasted the pumpkin the night before, then pureed it in a food processor. The step-by-step tutorial is here.
Skinny Pumpkin Pie
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1 slice • Points+: 5 pts • Smart Points: 8
Calories: 172 • Fat: 6.5 g • Carbs: 31.5 • Fiber: 2 • Protein: 3.5 g • Sugar: 21
Sodium: 143 mg
- 15 oz canned pumpkin (or homemade pumpkin puree)
- 2 tbsp whipped butter, softened
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar, unpacked
- 1/2 cup fat free milk
- 1 large egg
- 2 large egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 frozen pie crust sheet, Pillsbury (thawed to room temperature)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Lightly dust a large cutting board or flat surface with flour. Roll out a room temperature pie crust sheet, so that it becomes thin enough to cut off about 30%, so that your final crust is 5 oz. Place into a 9-inch pie dish, cutting off excess dough. (If you prefer to skip this step and use all the dough, increase calories and points+ to 6 per slice).
Place pumpkin puree in a large bowl. Add butter, and mix well. Using an electric mixer, mix in brown sugar, milk, eggs, egg whites, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Pour filling into unbaked pie crust.
Bake about 70 to 75 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into 8 slices and serve with whipped coconut cream or whipped cream if desired.
To make the letters and leaves, I used Wilton's Harvest Mini Metal Cookie Cutters and these metal letters to make the word PIE. Brushed it with a little egg white wash that I mixed with a drop of water, then baked 350°F until golden 12 to 15 minutes on a baking sheet.
Hope you enjoy!