We’ve tracked down and taste-tested a lighter version of this month’s traditional favorite, nestled in a sugar-free crust and packed with vitamins from real pumpkin puree. Find more great recipe ideas and healthy lifestyle tips at www.stjhs.org/health-library
- 1/3 cup butter-flavored vegetable shortening
- 1 cup flour
- 3 tablespoons ice water
- 1 15-ounce can pumpkin
- 1/2 cup egg substitute
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 12-ounce can evaporated skim milk
- Put flour and shortening into a small bowl. With 2 knives, a fork, or a pastry blender, cut shortening into flour until thoroughly mixed. Work on the crust at this time, not after adding water.
- Add water and use a fork to toss quickly. Handle as little as possible. It can be a bit crumbly when you put it onto plastic wrap. Form a ball as you wrap it tightly and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- When ready to make the crust, sprinkle a little flour on a large piece of plastic wrap. Put dough on the floured wrap. Turn once to get flour on both sides. Cover with a second piece of plastic wrap. Use a rolling pin to roll crust to fit a 9-inch pie pan.
- Preheat oven to 425°F. In a medium bowl, whisk pumpkn with egg substitute, sugar, and spices. Add evaporated milk; stir thoroughly. Pour mixture into pie shell.
- Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F and keep baking for 30 minutes longer or until tester inserted in center of pie comes out clean. The center will get firmer as it cools
Each serving contains about 278 calories, 42 g carbohydrates, 7 g protein, 6 g fat, 91 mg sodium, and 3 g fiber.