Double Layer Pumpkin Pie

I got this recipe at a Weight Watcher meeting years ago.  When I say “years ago,” I mean back when you were given a point range (mine was 18-23 points per day) and when you ran out of points, you were stuck eating green beans for supper.  Thank goodness it’s not that way anymore!

I have made this pie with both sugar free pudding and regular, and it works well either way.  I’m not a fan of sugar substitutes so I figured the WW points both ways. I will say, however, I really can’t taste the sugar free aftertaste in this pie at all (you know what I’m talking about I’m sure, if you aren’t accustomed to using sugar substitutes).  My 11-year-old daughter didn’t even notice a difference!

I make this pie for Thanksgiving often and it’s always a popular dessert choice.  You can’t go wrong with cheesecake and pumpkin! ~Erin

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Double Layer Pumpkin Pie
    Ingredients
  • ~ 4 oz. fat free cream cheese, softened
  • ~ 1 c. plus 1 T. 2% milk
  • ~ 1 T. sugar
  • ~ 1 ½ c. Fat Free Cool Whip
  • ~ 1 9-inch graham cracker crust (regular or reduced fat – doesn’t change points per serving)
  • ~ 2 small packages vanilla instant pudding mix, dry (regular or sugar-free, fat-free)*
  • ~ 1 (16 oz.) can pumpkin puree
  • ~ 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ~ ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • ~ ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  1. Mix cream cheese, 1 T. milk, and sugar in a medium bowl until smooth.
  2. Gently stir in whipped topping.
  3. Spread all but about ½ cup of the mixture on the bottom of the crust.
  4. Pour 1 cup of milk into a medium bowl; add both packages instant pudding mix and beat with a wire whisk or mixer until smooth. The mixture will be thick.
  5. Stir in pumpkin puree and spices; mix well.
  6. Spread the pumpkin mixture over the cream cheese layer; top with dollops of the remaining cream cheese mixture.
  7. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or, preferably, overnight.

Weight Watchers info.: This recipe makes 8 servings.

*If using sugar-free, fat free instant pudding mix, each serving is 7 SmartPoints. If using regular instant pudding mix, each serving is 12 SmartPoints.

https://foursistersdish.com/2018/09/20/double-layer-pumpkin-pie/

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Summer Ice Box Pie

Many years (and pounds) ago, when I first started Weight Watchers, I was given a recipe similar to this by a friend who had been a Weight Watcher for years. I was desperate for something that made me feel like I was having dessert! That was over a decade ago and my family and I are still enjoying this cool, summery treat. You can make this pie using any flavor combination of yogurt and Jello that you want. For the one pictured here, I used strawberry Jello with lemon yogurt. ~Tracy

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Summer Ice Box Pie
    Ingredients
  • ~1 (.3oz) package sugar free jello in your favorite flavor – I used strawberry
  • ~2 (8 oz.) containers low fat yogurt – I used lemon (mine were 4 points each)
  • ~1 c. boiling water
  • ~1 (8 oz.) container fat free Cool Whip
  • ~1 reduced fat graham cracker crust
  • ~fresh fruit for topping, optional
  1. Stir Jello into boiling water and mix until well dissolved.
  2. Add both containers of yogurt and mix well.
  3. Fold in Cool Whip.
  4. Pour mixture into graham cracker crust.
  5. Chill until ingredients are set.
  6. Top with fresh fruit and serve.

Weight Watchers Info: Divided into 8 servings, this dessert is 7 points per slice.

https://foursistersdish.com/2018/06/05/summer-ice-box-pie/