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Sweet Treat: National Pi Day Pumpkin Pie

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It is National Pi Day today. If you have are craving a sweet treat, love math, or just love a reason to celebrate, then you will love this post. National Pi Day celebrates the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, 3.14 – but what better way to celebrate a numerically named holiday than to share in a yummy pie recipe, too!

Pritikin_Healthy Pumpkin Pie

 

Did you know that a slice of traditional pumpkin pie often has 5 grams of artery-crippling saturated fat? It’s like eating a cheeseburger for dessert! And really, you don't need it when you can enjoy deeply satisfying pumpkin flavor with Pritikin Chef Anthony Stewart’s zero-saturated-fat pie.

Pumpkin Pi Day Recipe

Ingredients

  • Half of large butternut squash (cut squash in half), seeds removed
  • 2 cups canned solid-pack pumpkin (no additives)
  • 3 egg whites, beaten until stiff peaks form
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • ½ cup soymilk
  • 3 tablespoons Splenda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups low-sodium, fat-free corn flakes (good brand choice is Grainfield's)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place butternut squash in a nonstick baking pan in oven, skin side up. Cook until fork-tender, about 25 minutes.
  • Scoop out cooked "meat" with spoon, and place it and 1 cup of the canned pumpkin in a food processor. Puree.
  • In a large bowl, combine the squash/pumpkin mixture, remaining pumpkin, egg whites, lime juice, cinnamon, cardamom, soymilk, Splenda, and vanilla.
  • In food processor, grind corn flakes until they are the size of peppercorns.
  • Lightly spray bottom of pie baking pan (8 inches in diameter) with non-stick cooking spray. To make crust, press corn flakes into bottom of pan.
  • Fill pie pan with pumpkin mixture, and bake in oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

How do you plan on celebrating Pi Day today?

 

Recipe Provided by: Pritikin link (www.pritikin.com)

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