Healthy Recipe, Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

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  1. Healthy Recipe, Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie


    This frozen version of the classic pumpkin pie is light, airy and satisfying. Swap the butter in the gingersnap crust with better-for-you canola oil, then fill the pie with a pumpkin-and-frozen-yogurt mixture.


    • 8 ounces gingersnap cookies, broken (about 2 1/2 cups)
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
    • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    • 1 quart low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt, softened

    Maple Whipped Cream, recipe follows, optional

    Maple Whipped Cream:

    • 1 3/4 teaspoons unflavored powdered gelatin
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 1 cup 2 percent reduced-fat milk
    • 1/4 cup maple syrup
    • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Combine the gingersnaps, oil, and 2 tablespoons brown sugar in the bowl of a food processor; pulse to form fine crumbs. Press the crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake until the crust is set and golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
    3. In a large bowl, stir together the pumpkin puree, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and remaining 1/3 cup brown sugar until blended; stir in the frozen yogurt. Spread into the cooled pie crust and freeze until firm, about 3 hours. Wrap tightly in plastic to freeze up to 1 week.
    4. When ready to serve, transfer the pie to the refrigerator to soften slightly, about 30 minutes. Top with Maple Whipped Cream, if desired.

    Maple Whipped Cream:

    1. Sprinkle the gelatin over the water in a medium bowl; let stand until absorbed, about 5 minutes. In a small saucepan, heat the milk until steaming. Whisk the hot milk into the gelatin to dissolve. Stir in the maple syrup and vanilla.
    2. Place the bowl in a bowl of ice water and stir occasionally until just beginning to set around the edges, about 15 minutes. Using a hand-held mixer, beat the cold milk mixture on high until thick and fluffy, about 8 minutes. Spread on top of the frozen mousse pie; swirl like a meringue topping. Serve.

    Level: Intermediate

    Yield: 12 servings

    Total time: 4 hours, 45 minutes (30 minutes prep, 4 hours inactive, 15 minutes cook)

    Nutritional Information:

    Calories, 279, Fat, 8.5g, Sodium 158mg, Carbohydrates, 44g & Protein, 7g

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