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Basic Pumpkin Pie Recipe for Dieters

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Pumpkin Pie Recipes, Reduced in Calories

Diet Pumpkin Pie RecipePumpkin pie recipes vary greatly in calories, but a slice of pumpkin pie is actually a very good choice when it comes to holiday desserts.

Below are 3 recipes from the Diet Bites humble kitchen.

All are easy and take mere minutes to prepare.

Although the third recipe is the lowest in calories, we actually prefer the richer version - Recipe #1.

Using two small shells rather than poking all the filling into one pie shell makes all the difference in the number of calories. Everything else is the same.

Directions for Basic Pumpkin Pie

Pick and choose the recipe, then bake in a 300 oven for about 45 minutes.

To prevent the rim of the pie crust from over-browning, attach a band of foil around the rim. Spray with cooking spray to prevent foil from sticking to pie crust.

Your holiday pumpkin pie is done with toothpick can be inserted into the middle of the pumpkin and comes out clean.

Always use caution when loading and unloading your pumpkin pie from the oven and when testing for doneness. Even a seasoned old baker like me still gets a nasty burn when carelessness enters into the baking process.

Pumpkin Pie Recipe Recipes, Comparisons

1. Basic Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Using 2 Small Pie Crusts

198 calories per slice

2 small pie shells (16 servings at 1,600 calories)

1 fifteen ounce can of 100% pure pumpkin (140 calories)

1 cup of sugar (800 calories)

1 twelve ounce can of evaporated milk (480 calories)

2 eggs (140 calories)

2 Tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice

dash of vanilla

2. Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Using 1 Deep Dish Pie Crust

325 calories per slice

1 Deep Dish pie shell (8 servings at 1,040 calories)

1 fifteen ounce can of 100% pure pumpkin (140 calories)

1 cup of sugar (800 calories)

1 twelve ounce can of evaporated milk (480 calories)

2 eggs (140 calories)

2 Tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice

dash of vanilla

3. Basic Pumpkin Pie Recipe for Dieters

158 calories per slice

2 small pie shells (16 servings at 1,600 calories)

1 fifteen ounce can of 100% pure pumpkin (140 calories)

1/2 cup sugar + 1/2 cup Splenda (400 calories)

1 twelve ounce can of evaporated skim milk (240 calories)

2 eggs (140 calories)

2 Tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice

dash of vanilla

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