Pumpkin Pie Awesomeness
I want you to bring the dessert to Thanksgiving this year! However, put a yummy twist on the fall classic, pumpkin pie. With this recipe you can impress your friends and family and at the same time create a dessert that will significantly lower your guilt over eating a sweet treat.
The desserts at any get together can be very heavy and yet incredibly tempting. That’s why this great and delicious alternative will steal the show without destroying the hard work you’ve been putting in to get yourself healthy!
To make the homemade crust, you’re actually going to use graham crackers. It creates a nice crunch without adding too much sugar.
• Process about 11 full graham crackers in your mixer
• Spoon in 3.5 tablespoons of melted Smart Balance butter and process this whole mix
• Press firmly onto the sides and bottom of a 9” pie pan
This crust requires no baking so go ahead straight to the filling!
• 1 15-oz. can of 100% pumpkin
• ½ cup light coconut milk
• ¼ cup honey
• Pinch of salt
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
• 1 whole egg
• 2 egg whites
Process all these ingredients together until well blended and pour on top of the crust. Then bake on 350° for 35-45 minutes. You’re looking for a crispy shell and fully cooked middle. Once pulled out of the oven, chill in the fridge for at least a couple hours for the filling to fully solidify.
Now enjoy this delicious, and most important, better-for-you pumpkin pie having only 14 grams of sugar per slice compared to a traditional slice at 25 grams!! Way to go you, you don’t have to run nearly as far to burn this dessert off ;-) ! Now the important part is not to eat the whole pie, this truly destroys the fact that you made each slice a bit healthier. Seriously, don’t eat the whole thing, please.
- Written by Erin Oprea
- Published: 25 November 2014