A few years back I was attending Weight Watchers and one of the members there shared this recipe with us as a lighter dessert option to pumpkin pie for our Thanksgiving dinner. Considering the recommended serving size of pumpkin pie has 323 calories (a Thanksgiving-sized slice with cool whip is likely over 500 calories) we blow it out of the water with this one at only 70 calories per (appox. 1/2 cup) serving. I took this recipe to a friend’s house for Turkey Day and everyone loved it, however many of them used it to top their pie. D’oh!
This recipe makes approximately 8, 1/2 cup servings and should do the job of curbing that desire for pumpkin pie after dinner. If you try this recipe I hope you enjoy it and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
Pumpkin Pie Mousse (Weight Watchers Recipe)
My take on the WW recipe, several variations can be found online.
- 1 box vanilla instant pudding (sugar-free, fat-free)
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 can pumpkin (15 oz)
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or ¼ tsp each cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves)
- 1 can Fat-free Reddi Whip (6.5 oz size)
This one is super easy.
- Add the pudding and milk to a bowl and mix until slightly thickened
- Add the pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice and blend until combined evenly.
- Add the can of Reddi Whip and fold into pumpkin mix, don’t get too aggressive here.
- Chill at least 20 minutes and serve
Tips, tricks and shortcuts
- The original recipe calls for fat-free Cool Whip which is sweetened and whipped partially hydrogenated oil (trans fats) which I try to avoid. Reddi Whip is a dairy product.
- You can try different ratios of pumpkin, whipped topping and pudding to get the consistency you prefer.
- You can try different spices or amounts to suit your preference.
BASIC NUTRITION INFO (per serving)
Carbohydrates: 15 grams
Fat: 2 grams
Protein: 2 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
- Pumpkin Pie Vi-Shake (talesofinspiration.wordpress.com)
- A Low-Calorie Thanksgiving with All The Flavor, Half the Fat (wsaw.com)