Monday, December 27, 2010

An entire pie for less than 900 CALORIES.



I made it my goal to get through the holidays the same weight that I went in. Success? Yes. The reason why? The following recipe I am about to share with you for pumpkin pie.

A typical piece of pumpkin pie has about 330 calories. But lets be honest, who eat just one slice? Not me. I took a recipe from hungry girl for pumpkin pie and tweaked it a bit to cut the calories by another 200. The grand total for the WHOLE PIE? 880 calories. With nutritional this low and all natural/healthy ingredients, why not eat half the pie (~440 cal.) and not feel guilty about it? Did I do this? Let's just say I've probably eaten about 1 pie in the last day and a half.

You will need:
For the crust:
1.5 cups Fiber cereal (I use Trader Joe's fiber cereal: it packs 8 g. fiber per 2/3 cup + there's no artificial sweeteners)
3 tbsp light butter (I use bummel and brown)
2 tsp cinnamon
1 packet stevia (I use Trader Joe's)

For the filling:
One 15-oz can of canned pumpkin
1/2 can or 3/4 cup fat free-evaporated milk
3/4 cup almond milk
1/2 cup egg whites
2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tbsp + 2 tsp brown sugar
1 tbsp honey
5 packets stevia
1/4 tsp salt

1. Put fiber one cereal in food processor and blend under very fine.
2. Melt 3 tbsp in microwave for about 20 seconds and add about 2 tbsp water
3. Pour butter/water mixture into crushed fiber cereal
4. Take an 8-9 inch baking pan and flatten cereal to make crust
5. Mix filling ingredients together
6. Pour into crust
7. Bake at 400 degrees for about 40-45 minutes
8. Let sit in fridge until firm (or if you're like me, put it in the freezer so you can eat it a LOT SOONER!).
Enjoy!


9 comments:

  1. YUM!!!!!!!! I've been looking for a good recipe for pumpkin pie!! I'm new to your blog and so far LOVING IT!!!!! Follow my blog if you'd like!!
    http://greensk8r-fireandice.blogspot.com
    :D

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  2. randomly came across your blog, love it! LOVE the recipe also! I have to document that for the next time I want to make some pie!

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  3. Love Hungry Girl. I will definitely make this for Thanksgiving next year. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Fiber One crust sounds amazing! And I love hungry girl--I have two of the books! I just need to dust them off. ;)

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  5. Umm I want this. I would have never thought to use fiber one for a crust!!

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  6. Pumpkin pie is the best!!! I never thought of using Fiber One in the crust -- such a great idea!

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  7. wa-ho girl! You got me at this title! I love pumppkin pie! and I could eat like 3 slices for 300 calories! I'M ON IT!

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  8. Love that you use the Fiber One piecrust..I am a huge fan! :-)

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