Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Crustless Pumpkin Pie Recipe (1 ww pt)

I follow Weight Watchers by proxy of my friends that are doing it. I know how many points I'm allowed and it has honestly turned into a good tool to facilitate conscious eating. I just add the points to my journal along with food I eat and exercise I get in. This works for me and allows me to review it as needed to figure out what works and what doesn't. So, here's a recipe I plan to make for Thanksgiving. I actually don't like pie crust and leave it anyway, so I thought I'd try one that doesn't even start with a crust!

Crustless Pumpkin Pie
  • 3/4 c granular Splenda
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs worth of egg beaters
  • 1 - 15 oz can of pumpkin puree (not the pie mix)
  • 1 cup skim milk
Preheat oven to 425. Mix all the dry ingredients together. Mix sugar and eggs together. Add the dry ingredients, then the pumpkin, and finally the milk.

Spray a 9-inch pie plate with non-stick stuff of choice and pour in mixture.

Bake at 425 for 12 to 15 mins. Reduce heat to 350 and bake for an additional 30-35 mins. Voila! Cool and refrigerate.

8 servings at 1 pt each. (I'm adding fat-free topping to mine!)

Exercise so far this week:
  • Mon - 111 mins
  • Tues - 95 mins


LapBandGirl said...

Question (from a non American): why wouldn't you make pumpkin pie from real pumpkins, rather than from a can? Seems a bit nuts to me!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Fluffy said...

Well honestly - cause Americans are lazy and you can buy it already prepared in a can. I can also tell you that's why I do it - way less effort. Horrible, but true. ;-)

smiles said...

Hi Fluffy,

Have been reading your story from start to now, haven't quite finished it all.

Firstly, if you don't like pie crust (I try to make stuff for my gluten free friends) a crust made from shredded coconut is my fave and almost as good as normal crust. This would go so well with pumpkin too.
2 cups shredded coconut (biggest shred you can get)
1/2 cup sugar (substitute splendor for light option)
2 egg whites
If this appeals, let me know and I'll post the method.

I admire your dedication, your blog has been a great find. I'm set for surgery Jan 15, 2009. Am so excited. I might have to pick your brains for a few questions if you don't mind.

Cheers Em.

Fluffy said...

Hey Em - Thanks for stopping by and for the recipe. I'll have to try that out. If you have questions, sure thing send them my way! Congratulations on your surgery date!