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Creamy Fat free Key Lime Pie with Gingered Crust

13 Aug

This was born out of my husband’s love of Key Lime Pie and my own love of not having to thaw them from the freezer. It sets up in the fridge and its ready to serve, doesn’t get easier than that.
Plus it’s fat free, low in sugar and uses an oat bran crust — so it’s almost healthy? Yeah, I know. It makes one large 9-inch pie big enough for that family potluck or book club meeting, or just my husband.

Ginger Oat Bran Crust:
1 C. Oat bran (I used Hodgeson’s Mill brand)
6 tsp. Splenda brown sugar blend
6 tsp. warm water
1/2 to 1 tsp. ground ginger (You may want to add last and start with 1/2 and see what you think, I used a full 1 tsp. but I really love a little gingery kick.)
Mix with fork, let it sit a bit as the Oat bran will soak up the moisture. Use bottom of small measuring cup to press it evenly into a 9 inch pie dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes until golden in color. Let cool. I speed this up a bit by sticking it in the freezer, along with some hot pads cause I don’t want to melt the shelving.

Creamy Key Lime Filling:
1/2 C. Warm water
1 packet unflavored gelatin ( dissolve in warm water)
1 1/4 C. Cold fat free milk
1 small package of fat free, sugar free instant vanilla pudding
1 package (8 oz.) fat free cream cheese at room temperature
1 tsp. lemon juice
14 packets of True Lime
Zest of one lime
1/8 C. Splenda
1 container (8 oz.) fat free cool whip
Dissolve gelatin in warm water, add milk then pudding. Mix well, till thick then add cream cheese and mix til smooth and creamy. Add lemon juice, lime and Splenda. Last mix in thawed cool whip. Pour into cooled crust and let set up in refrigerator overnight. Serve with a bit of fat free Reddi Whip, then lightly dust whipped cream with a little ginger.

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Fat Free but Creamy Pumpkin Pie

2 Jun

I was looking for a certain creamy cheesecake fat free, low sugar pumpkin pie. I had one that I could freeze but it wasn’t always convenient waiting for it to thaw and serve. This one can be made ahead and frozen but it stabilizes well in the fridge, slices nicely and even our pickiest eaters love it. It’s a lighter dessert and packs in the fiber when combined with my oat bran crust.

Crust Ingredients:
3/4 C. Oat bran
1/8 C. Splenda brown sugar blend
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 C. Warm water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine oat bran, Splenda, cinnamon. Then slowly add warm water until well incorporated. Press into large pie pan. I like to use the bottom of a small measuring cup to press it in as it tends to create a more uniform result, occasionally you’ll have oat bran stick to it I just brush that back into the pan and keep going. It should press 3/4 the way up the sides approximately, you can use a larger pie tin and it will be 1/2 way both are fine. Bake in preheated oven at 350 for 10 minutes. Let cool.

Filling Ingredients:
1/2 C. Warm water
1 envelop unflavored gelatin
1/2 C. Cold fat-free milk
1 small package fat free sugar free vanilla pudding ( you can even order the kind sweetened with Splenda on Amazon if you prefer)
1 tsp. pumpkin spice
1 C. Canned pumpkin (plain)
8 oz. fat-free cream cheese
8 oz. fat- free whipped cream (Cool Whip brand has fewest calories but you can use another kind)
Dissolve unflavored gelatin in warm water, let sit stirring occasionally until fully dissolved. Add milk, add pudding, mix well, add spice. I like to use my hand mix blender at this point but you can use a regular hand mixer. Add cream cheese, mix well. Gently stir in container of thawed whipped cream. Stir until well incorporated. Pour into prepared crust and refrigerate over night. Serve with fat free whipped topping. So yummy. They won’t even miss the extra calories!

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GF, sugar free, fat free apple crisp cupcakes

4 Mar

Apple Filling:
6-7 tart apples
3/4 C. Splenda or Stevia sweetener
2 Tbsp. gluten free all purpose flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
Dash nutmeg
Dash salt
Pare apples, slice. Combine sweetener, flour, spices and salt; mix with apples. Cook in sauce pan medium heat until sugar dissolves and mixture thickens. Take off stove let cool. I like to make ahead of time and store filling in quart sized bags and freeze. I take one quart bag out and let thaw or defrost in microwave to make apple crisp.

Crisp Crust:
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 C. Warm water
1 C. + 4 Tbsp. oat flour (I make my own by putting it in the blender. Use GF oats if making GF.)
1/2 C. Oatmeal ( use GF if making GF)
1/2 C. Splenda brown sugar (or other zero calorie brown sugar)
Next time I make this I’ll probably add a couple drops of butter extract flavoring. Mix well.

Line cupcake pan with foil cupcake liners. Fill little over half with apple filling. Spread crisp crust topping over apples, evenly. Should make 12 cupcakes. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Can serve with a bit of fat free whipped topping. Very tasty treat. It also freezes very well, I put them in ziplock gallon bag, can take one out at a time, take foil wrapper off and put in microwave on defrost for short period of time.

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Butternut Squash Crustless Pie

20 Feb

Ingredients:
1/4 tsp. Butter extract flavoring
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 eggs
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 C. fat free milk
1/2 C. Splenda
1 tsp. vanilla extract
I cook my butternut squash whole in the oven on a cookie sheet like a baked potato but prick it with a fork in a few spots, it is easier to cut in half after it is cooked. Cut butternut squash in half, scoop out seeds and throw them away, then scoop out baked squash and measure 2 cups and place in blender. Add milk and blend, then rest of ingredients and blend some more. Pour into ramekin or pie dish and bake at 375 degrees for one hour until set the top will start to crack a little and lose some glossiness. Let cool and store in fridge. This is also a easy one to make into cupcake size portions, just use the foil liners as they are a bit more stable later, reduce cooking time to 30 minutes. Top with fat free whipped cream. Sugar free, low carb, low fat and gluten free. This can be made ahead of time and just let it sit out and unthaw on counter or in fridge.

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