Dessert? Yes Please!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!

My favorite dessert as a child was always pumpkin pie.  Back then I’d be sure to eat a least two pieces.  I’m all grown up now and saddly, can’t eat like that anymore.  I’m pretty sure someone once told me, “that’ll catch up with you one day”.  ‘True that’,  but I also don’t want to miss dessert, that’s the best part. Right?  Here’s a simple recipe that offers the best of both, big pumpkin flavor but low in calories and zero fat….repeat zero fat.

It’s from The New Dieters Cookbook by Better Homes & Gardens.   I use this book so often, I’ve placed tabs on the pages of my favorite recipes. The recipes are easy, have simple ingredients and all include nutritional information, I like that.

Their Pumpkin Custard recipe:

  • 2 slightly beaten egg whites (or 1/4 cup if you buy a carton)
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup evaporated skim milk ***
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground allspice
  • dash of salt

***  I make mine with ‘no fat’ evaporated milk and bake for 30 minutes longer, it turns out perfect every time.

Mix all ingredients well and pour into ramekins or custard cups. Place cups in pan with 1/2 inch of boiling water and bake in preheated oven at 325 degrees for 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean (*** 1 hr 10 min if using no-fat milk).

Serve chilled or warm with a dollop of whip cream. I also like to sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice. It’s heavenly, like pumpkin pie without the crust.

Dessert? Yes please!

Nutrition Facts per serving: 104 Calories, 0 g Fat, 2 g Fibre, 6 g protein

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19 thoughts on “Dessert? Yes Please!

    1. Hehe, it doesn’t look like you need to do any counting AT ALL. For the rest of us, who think the crust is the BEST part, this is a yummy low cal substitute. I love pumpkin pie, I wish it loved me back. HA.

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  1. Wow, that sounds good, and i could have it, too! I see that your beautiful new stand mixer was helping out as well. 😉 Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    And happy belated Thanksgiving to my Northern friends. 🙂 Hope it was wonderful and that you had a delightful celebration!

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    1. Hi Jen, thank you for the wishes – it was nice to have my hubby home and to get out and enjoy the last bits of warm weather. I love that mixer, I could’ve done it by hand but I just feel so 1950’s cooking and mixing with it.LOL One can of pumpkin and 1 can of milk will make the recipe twice or 8 servings if you have a group…it was yummy. Thanks for visiting!

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    1. I found my ‘Unread’ file too, appologies. Thanks for your message and thoughfulness too. I got these dishes at Safeway on sale. I bought them as a change up from my other dishes which I’ve had for over 25 years. It’s only coffee mugs and this salad size plates. I bought 8 of each, they’re fun for breakfast or desert or coffee parties with dessert and friends like you. 🙂

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  2. Great article, I’ll have to try
    ur recipe for Pumpkin Custard – looks easy and we really don’t need the crust. Sorry I missed it but I was under the weather all weekend. LUL

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    1. Hi Aunty, oh no, I should have called…time just got away on us. These weekends are a blurr. Hope you’re feeling better soon. Don’t stop making your scrumptious crusts…they are ‘too die for’. I’m trying to be good for now, but we always love your pie! Talk to you soon xoK

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    1. You got it darlin’ If you like pumpkin pie you will love it. I’m still on WW and pulling all the tricks out of the bag. I don’t even feel deprived with this dessert, it’s that yummy. Let me know what you think. xoK

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    1. Mr Boomdee also loves chocolate desserts, his favorite is ‘Death By Chocolate’, it’s chocolate mouse, chocolate cake, chocolate shavings, chocolate syprup…very sexy, decadent and sinful….does that sound familiar? 😉

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