Healthier Pumpkin Pie

Providence Health Team

Moist with the right touch of spices. Impress your family with this healthier pie recipe.

Sugar-free crust

⅓ cup butter-flavored vegetable shortening
1 cup flour
3 tablespoons ice water

Pumpkin filling

1 15-ounce can pumpkin
½ cup egg substitute
¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ 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 pumpkin 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.

Serves 8

Nutritional facts: Each serving contains about 278 calories, 42 g carbohydrates, 7 g protein, 6 g fat, 91 mg sodium, and 3 g fiber.

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