The secret to this light pumpkin pie recipe involves egg whites, skim milk and reduced fat cream cheese. Spice it up with cinnamon and nutmeg for a homemade taste that has fewer carbs and cholesterol.

Pumpkin is a good source of Vitamins A and C, antioxidants, and fiber, making it one of the more healthful desserts at your table. To reduce calories in this version, consider swapping out the sugar to a no-calorie sweetener intended for baking. Follow that product’s instructions for substitution amounts, as they can vary. If making holiday meals and desserts are a tradition in your family, consider modifying favorites to more healthful versions for everyone’s benefit, and go for a walk after dinner to balance out the indulgence associated with the season.

 

Theresa Jackson RD, CSOWM, CDN

Clinical Nutrition Manager, Kenmore Mercy Hospital

Ingredients

  • 8 oz reduced-fat cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups no-salt added canned pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 6 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup trans fat free margarine melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pre-made pie crust

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 425°.

In a large mixing bowl, mix ingredients except pie crust with a hand mixer.

Pour filling into crust and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350° and bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out dry. Place pie on a wire rack and cool to room temperature. Cut into 10 slices.

 

Yield: 10 servings

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 slice

Calories: 224

Sodium: 265mg

Fat: 11g

Carbohydrates: 26g

Saturated Fat: 11g

Fiber: 2g

Cholesterol: 11mg

Protein: 6g

* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe’s nutritional content

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