What's a Thanksgiving meal without a slice of tasty pumpkin pie? Even though this dessert is technically made with a vegetable, it's traditionally high in saturated fat because of the butter used to make the crust, the whipped cream or condensed milk, and not to mention eggs. More than a few of you asked for a pumpkin pie alternative and here's a lowfat version made with silken tofu (to add protein and creaminess), and a pre-made graham cracker crust (it's lowfat and also makes your life easier).
To see how I make a healthier version of this Thanksgiving favorite
- 1 can (16 ounces) pureed pumpkin
- 3/4 cup sugar or Sucanat (or 1/2 cup maple syrup)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch to firm up the pie filling
- 1 package (10-12 ounces) silken/soft tofu
- 1 9 inch graham cracker crust pie shell (I used one from Arrowhead Mills)
- Preheat oven to 425° F.
- Mix the pumpkin and sugar. Add salt, spices, cornstarch and tofu, mix thoroughly.
- Pour mixture into pie shell and bake for 15 minutes.
- Lower heat to 350° F and bake for another 60 minutes. Chill and serve.
- Desserts, Pies/Tarts
- North American
Do you have a healthy snack or recipe to share? Then share it in the Lite'n it Up - Healthy Recipe Group and I might just post it on FitSugar.