Contributed by: NAPSA
A Recipe for Sweet Success
(NAPSA) - Celebrate a happy and healthy holiday season that everyone can enjoy. This year, more and more Americans are watching their waistlines and wishing for desserts that are lower in sugar but still great tasting. The solution? Chefs around the country are recommending SPLENDA(r) No Calorie Sweetener, as it allows for a little indulgence in sweet cravings, without all the added calories from sugar. SPLENDA(r) has proven itself to be a healthy alternative in cooking and baking.
This delicious, yet nutritious, pumpkin pie shaves away more than half the calories, and almost all of the sugar. As one of America's most popular desserts from the time the leaves fall to the time Santa comes down the chimney, it's a great choice for the whole family. Want more good news? It's a great option for people with diabetes, too.
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Blend pumpkin puree, SPLENDA(r), cornstarch, spices, and salt in a medium sized mixing bowl. Mix until all ingredients are well blended. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Pour into prepared piecrust. Bake 35-40 minutes or until set in the center and the crust is golden brown.
This recipe, when compared to a traditional full fat pumpkin pie, has a 54 percent reduction in total carbohydrates, a 56 percent reduction in calories, an 87 percent reduction in cholesterol, a 6 percent reduction in fat and an 87 percent reduction in total sugars!
Preparation Time: 10 minutes - Bake Time 35-40 minutes
Serving Size: Makes 8 Servings
Nutritional Information: Per Serving: 1 1/2 starch, 1 fat. Serving Size: 1 piece (1/8 pie). Calories 170; Calories from Fat 70; Total Fat 8g; Saturated Fat 3.5g; Cholesterol 15mg; Sodium 140 mg; Total Carbohydrate 21g; Dietary Fiber 2g; Sugars 4g; Protein 4g; Vitamin A 170%; Calcium 2%; Vitamin C 0%; Iron 8%.
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