Crisp air? Check! Cozy sweaters? Check! A pumpkin pie filling that is both delicious and skinny? Look no further! I’m not sure about you, but one of my favorite things to do after I’ve eaten until I can’t put one more fork-full into my mouth is to load up a slice of pie with whipped cream and go to town! My husband absolutely loves pumpkin pie and the filling is usually filled with sugar and butter. Now, I’m committed to cooking lean and green for my family and comforting desserts are no exception. So I’ve come up with a skinny pumpkin pie filling that is just as luscious and satisfying as Grandma’s!
This filling recipe is 8 servings and clocks in at a whopping 85 calories per serving (just the filling). It will fill a standard frozen pie crust. To be honest, I’ve found the frozen pie crusts are just as flaky and delicious as any I could make myself. However, if you make your own more power to you! So here we go!
- 1 15oz can of pumpkin puree
- 6 pitted medjool dates (Aldi has great ones in their produce section!)
- 2 T softened cream cheese
- 1 T pumpkin pie spice
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg yolk at room temperature
- 1 pie crust
In a saucepan over medium heat combine the can of pumpkin and the 6 dates, pumpkin pie spice, and pinch of salt. Cook this for 5-7 minutes until the dates become soft and the pumpkin turns a dark brown color. This is the point where your house starts to smell heavenly!
Add your pumpkin mixture to a food processor or high speed blender and blend with the cream cheese until silky smooth. After its been spinning a while add in the egg yolk. You want your mixture to cool down a bit in the food processor or your egg to be room temperature otherwise you will scramble it! No beuno!
Add your filling to the pie shell and bake at 350 for 50 minutes and enjoy!
I’ve also made these into little hand pies that were hit and perfect for portion control.
Hello, I’m Sara Ayesh! I live in College Hill with my husband, beautiful daughter, and 2 pups. I’ve loved cooking for years and my love for cooking & entertaining was probably passed down from my Dad. My cooking necessities are my white kitchen and glass of red wine!
I love to cook recipes passed through my family, friends, and creations from my own kitchen. As a creative person I feel like whipping up a beautiful (easy) meal from scratch is a creative outlet I get to exercise every day.