December 13, 2017

Recipe: No-bake pumpkin pie with vanilla pudding

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No baking, no fuss with this pumpkin spice treat.

It’s one of the dominant flavors of the season. Pumpkin spice is everywhere. If you’d like a pie with the taste, with fewer calories and without the fuss (who wouldn’t?), give this no-bake pie a try. Made with vanilla pudding and Cool Whip, it’s the healthier alternative to a traditional pumpkin pie.

Recipe: Pumpkin Spice No-Bake Pie
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 ready-to-use graham cracker crust
  • 2 small boxes of Jell-O sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1 can cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tub (8-ounces) Cool Whip, thawed
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine dry pudding mix, milk, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice in a mixing bowl. Beat together with a wire whisk, or hand-held blender, until thick and creamy. Spread 1 1/2 cups into the pie crust (this is the 1st layer).
  2. To the remaining pudding mix, add 1 1/2 cups Cool Whip and stir until combined. Spread over the pudding layer in crust (for the 2nd layer).
  3. Spread the remaining Cool Whip on top (for the 3rd layer) and cover with the enclosed lid.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. It’s best to make ahead and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Before serving, sprinkle the top with chopped pecans if desired.
Serving size: 1/8 of pie Calories: 212 Fat: 3 grams Saturated fat: 1 gram Trans fat: 0 grams Carbohydrates: 19 grams Sugar: 8 grams Sodium: 620 milligrams Fiber: 1 gram Protein: 3 grams Cholesterol: 1 milligram
Notes
To reduce the sodium in this recipe, substitute the pudding mix listed above with Jell-O Simply Good Vanilla Bean Instant Pudding Mix.

This recipe was provided by Emily Murray, a 2017 Vanderbilt Dietetic Intern and Tennessee Tech University graduate.