Low-Calorie Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie Recipe

By Kelsey – November 10, 2010

What would Thanksgiving be without rich, delicious pie? What would rich, delicious pie be without tons of calories? Well, you wouldn’t think it would be rich. Or delicious.


But that doesn’t have to be true! If you’re looking for a way to finish up Thanksgiving dinner with fewer calories, saturated fat and sodium without sacrificing that special holiday flavor, try out this healthier pumpkin pie from EatingWell. It has a gingersnap crust, which cuts out butter and shortening, and doesn’t require fatty cream or milk.

Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie 10 servings

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including freezing time)

30 small gingersnap cookies, (about 7 1/2 ounces)
2 tablespoons raisins
1 tablespoon canola oil

1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2 pints (4 cups) frozen low-fat vanilla ice cream, softened (see Tip)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan with cooking spray.

To prepare crust: Combine gingersnaps and raisins in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add oil and pulse until blended. Press evenly into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan.

Bake the crust until set, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To prepare filling: Combine pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in a large bowl and mix well. Add ice cream and stir until blended. Spoon the mixture into the cooled pie crust. Freeze until firm, at least 2 hours. Let the pie soften slightly in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes before serving.

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and freeze the pie for up to 3 days. | Equipment: 9-inch deep-dish pie pan
Tip: To soften ice cream quickly, microwave on Medium-Low for 30 to 60 seconds.

Per serving: 230 calories; 5 g fat (1 g sat, 2 g mono); 4 mg cholesterol; 42 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 2 g fiber; 179 mg sodium; 165 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (80% daily value)

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 other carbohydrate, 1 fat


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