I love autumn . . . here at Past Blessings Farm, the trees and bushes are turning beautiful shades of oranges, burnt red and deep gold. And I love the smells of autumn . . . cinnamon, apple, pumpkin . . . oh pumpkin . . . how I love pumpkin pie. I think I could eat it almost everyday. However, if I did, I think I would find myself looking more and more like a pumpkin . . .
So I did some experimenting . . . I wanted something low calorie, healthy, quick and tasty. I wanted to be reminded of pumpkin pie, but without the guilt. So this is what I came up with . . . and it is pretty darn tasty if I do say so myself . . . and I do!
Don't have pumpkin pie spice in the house? Well, if you do much baking, you most likely have the ingredients. Just make your own . . . click here and I will show you how!
You could do this divided into four little individual ramkins or in a single, microwavable pie dish, like I did. It is microwaved on high and the time will vary depending on your microwave and if you are doing a single pie, all four ramkins at once or only one ramkin at a time. For the full pie, it took 9 minutes on our microwave (but ours is old and not real powerful . . . can't wait for our kitchen remodel . . . ) and for just one ramkin by itself, it took 3 minutes.
While this isn't as rich and decadent as true old fashioned pumpkin pie . . . and of course, there is no crust . . . it does satisfy my craving and give me the great taste of Autumn.
Enjoy this quick and easy fall treat . . . without the guilt!