While I really enjoy Weight Watcher's, I sometimes think that they are being impractical when they tell you that you can eat ONE small piece of "their" pie/cake/cookies for 3 Points when you know darn well that you will end up eating the whole thing before the day is out! As I've said in previous posts, I'm HUNGRY! I want more than one piece - I want at least two & maybe more!
1 Cup Honey Nut Cheerios
1 Can Pumpkin Puree (not Pumpkin Pie filling)
1/4 Skim Milk
1/4 Cup Splenda
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Ginger
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
First, spray your pie plate with non-stick spray. Next, put the Cheerios in a small ziplock bag and crush them until they are fine. I used a wooden roller to go over them a few times and it did the trick!
Pour the Cheerios crumbs into the pie plate and give them another bit of non-stick spray just to tamp them down.
Then, mix the remaining ingredients and pour on top of the crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Allow it to cool for an hour and put it in the fridge for at least another 2 hours (but overnight is the best). That's it!
Serve yourself a big piece with 2 Tablespoons of your favorite lo-cal, lo-fat whipped topping for an additional 1 Point (15-20 Calories). Oh, by the way...for a really great comparison between Cool Whip Free Topping and Fat Free Reddi Whip, check out this article from Hungry Girl!
Now, would I serve this pie on Thanksgiving Day? Absolutely not. This is for the days before and after Thanksgiving when it is hardest to stay on track and it seems that dessert is everywhere! This is one "special treat" that will help get you through!
The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Fake Pumpkin Pie: Entire Pie = 12 Points, or 400 Calories
Total Per Serving: 3 Points per Quarter of Pie, or 100 Calories per Quarter of Pie
Compare to Traditional Pumpkin Pie: 9 Points per Slice (225 Calories), 18 Points per Quarter of Pie (550 Calories)
Total Points/Calories Savings: 15 Points per Quarter (450 Calories)
Total Fake-It Cost: About $1.00 for the entire pie!
Compare to Store-Bought Pie ($4.99)
Total Fake-It Savings: $3.99
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