Tuesday, November 26, 2013

THE Pumpkin Pie that will still fit after the BIG meal!

Why not have the great taste without popping the seams on your jeans!

Slave has searched for many years to find a great tasting pumpkin pie that did not weight a ton! So here is something that has the wonderful taste without all the heavy stuff that brings on the guilt.

2 pkg 3.5 oz Cheesecake Flavor Instant pudding (no sugar)
1 cup caned pumpkin (not pie filling)
1Tub (8 Oz.) Frozen Non-fat dairy Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
1 lot fat ready made graham pie crust
1 ¼ cup skim milk
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice*
1 TBS butter substitute
2 TBS Brown sugar
½ cup chopped Walnuts
*NOTE: May substitute ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ground ginger and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves in place of pumpkin pie spice.

In large bowl hand beat milk, pudding mix and spice with wire whisk for 1 minute. Whisk in pumpkin. (Mixture will be thick.)
In a separate bowl measure out about half of the thawed topping. Lightly stir a small portion (maybe ½ cup of the pumpkin mixture) into the topping then carefully add that back to the rest of the pumpkin.

By doing this with a light touch you keep the mixture fluffy. If you just mix it in quickly it will beat down into a soupy mess!
This is called “folding”. Do this when you see any recipe direction to “fold in”.
Spread in crust. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or until set.
NOTE: That clear plastic cover that came on the pie crust can be inverted and by just crimping the foil edge 2 or 3 times will hold on as a great cover!
Now if you wish to use the optional crunch type topping.
In small microwave-safe bowl combine walnuts, brown sugar and butter substitute. Microwave on high for 1 ½ to 2 ½ minutes or until bubbly, stirring once. Spread on foil to cool. Be careful nothing burns you quite so much as melted sugar!
Crumble walnut mixture over pie.

Serve with remaining whipped topping. Store in refrigerator.
NOTE: this is a great topping technique to use on both pies and cakes!

Hope that you have a fun time with Your meal!

Serving Master Indy

PS: Since slave had some of the phylo cups left over, some of the pie filling was piped into them to use as an appetizer!

To satisfy and restore. To nourish, support and maintain. To gratify, spoil, comfort and please, to nurture, assist, and sustain …..I cook!

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