‘Tis the Season’ For a Healthful Pumpkin Pie…

Enjoy the holidays with a pumpkin pie to share with family and friends.

‘Tis the Season’ For a Healthful Pumpkin Pie…

Prepare a tasty and healthful pumpkin pie with a small amount of vegetable oil, per this recipe.

Preparing dessert for the holidays, why not try this tasty Pumpkin Pie

Crust

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil (i.e. canola oil)
  • 1 tbsp. water

Filling

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground or grated nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 can, canned pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup evaporated skim milk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare crust: Mix oats, flour, almonds, sugar, and salt in a small mixing bowl. Blend oil and water in a measuring cup with a fork or a small wire whisk until emulsified. Add oil mixture to dry ingredients, mix well. Press into a 9-inch pie pan and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until light brown.

Turn oven to 350 degrees. Prepare filling: Mix sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl. Add egg and vanilla, mix to blend. Add pumpkin and milk; stir to combine. Pour filling into prepared pie shell and bake 45 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.

Serves nine.

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