I love pie. All pie. But pumpkin pie is probably my favorite. If I stopped at just one piece of pie I'd be fine, but I don't. During the next two months I could easily eat two whole pies all by myself! I know it isn't a very good idea and each year I promise myself I'll only have one piece at Thanksgiving and one piece at Christmas. And, for the record, I have never succeeded. I'm the kind of person who, once I have eaten one piece there's no stopping me or I avoid a piece all together and therefore succeeding. Why can't I just have a piece and call it a day? I had to find a better way to succeed and I think I have this year! If I could eat pumpkin pie that wasn't so fat/carb/calorie laden perhaps having more than one serving wouldn't be so bad. I hit the Internet in search of the perfect pumpkin pie and was amazed at what I found!
Heart Healthy Pumpkin-Maple Pie
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 h 10 mins
• 1 can(s) pumpkin
• 1/3 cup(s) maple syrup
• 1 tablespoon flour, all-purpose
• 1¼ cup(s) flour, all-purpose
• 2 packet(s) sugar substitute, heat-stable
• 1½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
• ¾ cup(s) refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
• 1 cup(s) milk, fat-free evaporated
• 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
• frozen light whipped dessert topping, thawed
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• ¼ cup(s) milk, fat-free
• 3 tablespoon oil, cooking
In a medium bowl stir together 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Combine 1/4 cup fat-free milk and 3 tablespoons cooking oil; add all at once to flour mixture. Stir with a fork until dough forms. If necessary, add 1 to 2 teaspoons additional milk. Shape the dough into a ball.
Calories: 216, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 153mg, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Total Fat: 6g, Carbs: 32g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Protein: 8g
Exchanges: Dairy: 0.5, Starch: 1.5, Fat: 1
Carb Choices: 2
Crunchy Pumpkin Pie
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Nutritional Info (Per serving): Calories: 177, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 153mg, Total Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 24mg
To make Oat Crunch:
To make Pumpkin Mousse:
Obviously, there are endless ways to eat pumpkin pie even while keeping an eye on your heart's health; one simply needs to Google healthy pumpkin pie recipes or heart healthy pumpkin pie to net a wide variety of options.
So fear not, my friends, as the holidays approach stand firm, stand strong and fill your heart's desire with holiday delectable edibles … the heart healthy way.
I am ...
... a former blogger for a health site, which means eating healthy aka heart smart
which has become a passion for me. I will start at the beginning when I first
discovered I had high cholesterol.