Sugar-free Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie
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Ratings (28)
  • Total: 85 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Yield: One 9-inch Pie (8 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
276 Calories
17g Fat
23g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: One 9-inch Pie (8 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 276
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 154mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Protein 8g
Calcium 141mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Most people enjoy pumpkin pie in the fall. The creamy texture and warm spices remind us of favorite fall traditions, memories and holidays. Can't have sugar anymore but still want pumpkin pie? This sugar-free pumpkin pie offers signature pumpkin pie flavors without harmful sugar.

A slice of traditional pumpkin pie has about 323 calories and about 25 grams of sugar. Luckily, there are many bakers out there who want to experiment and have created some recipes that meet certain diet guidelines -- or are just healthier, to begin with.

The recipe uses an artificial sweetener instead of sugar. With all of the sugar alternatives on the market today, you can probably find one that works best in this recipe. Splenda, Truvia or any granulated artificial sweetener will work. You may also substitute half of an artificial sweetener and half of real sugar to cut down on the sugar content. Liquid sweeteners, honey, barley malt extract, and agave syrup have also been used as the sole sweetener in some recipes. 

Healthier Pumpkin Pie

Looking for a few ways to make pumpkin pie healthier? Try any -- or all -- of these ideas:

  • Try coconut milk instead of evaporated milk
  • Make an oat crust instead of a traditional pastry crust
  • Get even more creative with sugar alternatives and use a combination of pure maple syrup and vanilla crème stevia. 
  • Skip the full-fat whipped cream. Opt for a sugar-free or low-fat variety, or don't add any on top.

Ingredients

  • 9-inch pie pastry
  • 16-ounce can pumpkin
  • 12-ounce can evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup artificial sweetener
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon*
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger*
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg*
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves*

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.

  2. Beat pumpkin, milk, and eggs. Beat in rest of ingredients.

  3. Pour into pastry lined pie pan.

  4. Bake for 15 minutes.

  5. Reduce heat to 350 F.

  6. Bake for 40 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

  7. Serve with sugar-free whipped cream.

* Or 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Once you make the recipe, you may want to play around with the type of artificial sweetener you use. Some have an after taste that may bother you or the others eating the pie.

Also remember that some sugar substitutes can be more or less sweet than actual sugar, so read the directions carefully. In some cases, you only use half the amount than you would with a traditional sugar.