A simple way to cut Thanksgiving calories!

Just swap out your usual high calorie pumpkin pie recipe for PLC’s lower calorie version.  Your family probably won’t even notice! This pumpkin pie saves 100 calories per slice from the traditional version and it really does taste identical!

Lower Calorie Pumpkin Pie

1 cup ginger snaps (about 16 cookies)
16 oz can pumpkin
1/2 cup egg whites (about 4)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (1 ¼ tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp cloves)
12 oz can evaporated skim milk

1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Grind the cookies in a food processor. Lightly spray a 9″ glass pie pan with vegetable cooking spray. Pat the cookie crumbs into the bottom of the pan evenly.

2. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Pour into the crust and bake until knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Store in the refrigerator.

3. Allow to cool and slice in 8 wedges.

This recipe serves 8. Each slice contains 165 calories, 1.5 g fat (.5 g saturated fat), 1.5 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, and 6 g protein.  If you cut this pie into 10 pieces instead of 8, each slice is only 120 calories!  The typical store-bought pumpkin pie is about 260-290 calories per slice.

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