Healthy Upside Down Pumpkin Pie

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[Recipe 12 of The 12 Days of Pumpkin - Click Here To Catch The Whole Shabang]
[Recipe 12 of The 12 Days of Pumpkin - Click Here To Catch The Whole Shabang]

I've got a bone to pick with your regular pie. Yes, they are quites tasty, but for me it takes a whole lot of  taste to balance out the whole-lotta-calories.

This upside down pie is half the calories of your normal piece of pumpkin pie. By substituting a thin, whole wheat crumble instead of a fat-and-calorie-heavy crust, we are saving hundreds of calories here. Additionally, by using skim milk instead of heavy cream or half and half, we're saving hundreds more and also seriously cutting the fat content.

In short, here's my advice: Print this recipe and save it for Thanksgiving...

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 55 min
Total time: 75 min
Yield: 8 servings
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Skim Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons Oats
  • 2 cups Pumpkin Puree
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup granulated Sugar
  • 2 pinches Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 5 tablespoons Room temperature butter
Cooking Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Soften cream cheese, then mix with pumpkin puree.
  3. Add egg and melted butter, stir.
  4. Add vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, salt, sugar, and cinnamon. Mix, then add skim milk and continue to beat/whisk.
  5. Pour into greased/buttered casserole dish. Put in the oven for 25 minutes.
  6. In a new bowl, combine oats, flour, and brown sugar.
  7. Add room temperature butter and work/knead into mixture using your hands.
  8. Take casserole dish out of the oven and sprinkle "crust" mixture on top. Put back in the oven for 30 minutes or until the center is hard.
  9. Serve with whipped cream

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  1. I love healthy remakes! I'm looking for a pumpkin-pie alternative.

  2. visiting from TT&J; I like the alternative ingredients-thanks for sharing :)

  3. YUM!! Can't wait to try this! I'm visiting from the NJAH linky party, I hope you'll pop by and say hello!


    I also have a linky party every Tuesday and would love it if you'd link up your tutorial, I'm featuring recipes this week! :) xoxo

  4. WOW! :-) This is amazing! :-) Your pictures are beautiful! Thanks for linking up! :-)


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