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Ginger-Chocolate Crunch Pumpkin Pie
3 h 15 m
Diabetic Living Magazine
“An easy gingersnap topping jazzes up this crustless pumpkin pie.”
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
⅓ cup sugar or sugar substitute equivalent to ⅓ cup sugar (see Tips)
2 tablespoons honey or pure maple syrup
1½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
½ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed (see Tips)
1 teaspoon vanilla
¾ cup evaporated fat-free milk
8 gingersnap cookies, crumbled
2 ounces dark or bittersweet chocolate (60 to 70% cacao), chopped
2 teaspoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
1Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 1- ½-quart souffle dish, 8-inch springform pan, or 8 4-ounce ramekins; set aside. For filling, in a medium bowl, combine pumpkin, sugar, honey, and pie spice. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat lightly with a fork just until combined. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. Pour into prepared dish, pan, or ramekins. If using a springform pan, place on a foil-lined baking sheet. If using ramekins, place in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
2Bake for 45 to 50 minutes for dish or pan or 30 to 35 minutes for ramekins or until center appears set when gently shaken. Cool 1 hour on a wire rack. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours before serving.
3Just before serving, preheat oven to 350°F. Evenly top the chilled pumpkin mixture with crumbled gingersnaps. Then top evenly with chocolate and ginger.
4Bake, uncovered, for 4 to 6 minutes or just until chocolate is softened slightly. If using a springform pan, loosen pumpkin from sides of pan by running a thin metal spatula around the edge. Remove sides of pan. Cut into wedges to serve. If using souffle dish, spoon pumpkin out of the dish onto serving plates.
Tips: For a sugar substitute, choose from Splenda(R) Granular or Sweet 'N Low(R) bulk or packets. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to ⅓ cup sugar. PER SERVING WITH SUBSTITUTE: 112 calories, 5 g protein, 22 g carbohydrate, 4 g total fat, 1 mg cholesterol, 2 g sat. fat, 2 g fiber. Exchanges: 1.5 other carb 1.5 carb choices.
You can substitute 2 eggs, lightly beaten, for ½ cup refrigerated egg product.