A Healthier Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

I totally owe you guys a recap post and I promise I’ll write it as soon as I finish this recipe! I’m just so excited to share this healthy & delicious pumpkin pie recipe with you! img_8211
Kyle and I headed to my parents house for dinner on Saturday night. My parents made delicious chicken and steak fajitas for us, but it was the dessert that I was most excited about.

I’ve been so busy lately that I’ve had a hard time getting into the fall spirit. That is super weird for me because I’m usually in Fall mode from September to December. Can you believe I haven’t even bought a Bath & Body Works candle yet? Things are finally starting to settle down here and I’m excited to carve some pumpkins, head to the pumpkin patches and maybe do a little more fall baking.
I was telling my mom that I wanted to make a healthy pumpkin pie for my blog because I haven’t posted many recipes for my readers lately. She decided to surprise me by making the healthy pumpkin pie! It was super cute because she kept saying “I think your readers will love this.” I knew I had to post her recipe for you all! & I totally agree with her! You guys WILL love this. Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pie
INGREDIENTS

Pumpkin Pie Crust     
*1 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
*1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
*5-7 Tablespoons Cold Water
*1 Tablespoon Honey
*1/2 Tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
*1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Pumpkin Pie Filling
*1/4 Cup Honey
*15 oz Pumpkin Puree
*1/2 Cup Baking Stevia
*Tsp Vanilla Extract
*3 Large Eggs
*3 Tablespoons Butter (or Melt Spread)
*1/2 Cup Milk
*1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
*1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

1.Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. In an electric mixer, add the butter, whole wheat flour, salt, chopped butter, honey, pumpkin pie spice and mix on a low speed. Add in the water (one tablespoon at a time) until the mixture is moist.
3. Roll out the dough and place it in a 9-inch pie pan. Use your fingers to form the perfect crust.
4. In the electric mixer, combine all pumpkin pie filling ingredients together. Do not over mix 🙂
5. Poor the filling into the pie dish.
6. Bake until the pie crust is golden and the pumpkin pie is firm. (Approximately 40-45 minutes) *Cover the pie crust with tin foil to keep it from burning.
7.
Let the pie cool for about an hour before eating! 
Healthier Pumpkin PieNutrition Facts for an Average Slice of Pumpkin Pie:
370 Calories, 15g Fat, 50g Carbs, 28g Sugar, 5g Protein

My Mom’s Healthier Pumpkin Pie: (pie makes ten slices)
215 Calories, 25g Carbs, 9g Fat, 7g Protein 11g Sugarimg_8429-2
This pie did not taste super healthy or bland. It was full of flavor and I loved the blast of spice and pumpkin! I cannot wait to make this for Thanksgiving 🙂 If you are trying to keep it on the healthier side this Fall, try out this recipe! It’s so worth it. My mom crushed this recipe and I can’t thank her enough! If you need a gluten free crust idea, you can use my gluten free dessert pizza crust recipe.

And how adorable is my pie pan!? It’s from Personal Creations 🙂 Seriously the cutest idea for gifts this holiday season! img_8192

Questions for you!

  1. Are you in Fall Mode yet?
  2. Do you have any Halloween plans yet?
  3. Are the leaves changing where you live?

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You might also like this recipe!! 🙂

 

Comments

  • haley

    Loved this recipe!

    Reply to haley
  • Liz

    I’m going to reattempt at making this pie for thanksgiving next week! LOL, the first time I made it, I didn’t bake it all the way, the filling was runny and not firm! Sooo wish me luck this time! Any added tips are much appreciated 😀
    P.S. Do you put tin foil over the whole pie when you are covering the crust to keep it from burning?? Thanks doll

    Reply to Liz
  • Angel

    I just cut the recipe in half and made baby pies in a 6ct muffin tray! So cute and yummy :3

    Reply to Angel
  • Brittany

    So excited to try this recipe! Is there anything else I could sub for the stevia? Like maple syrup or coconut sugar?

    Reply to Brittany
  • Jamie

    –I want to be, but the weather isn’t letting me! It’s still bouncing between being in the 70s and the 90s, so it’s hard to really feel like it’s fall yet.
    –No, but I don’t really like Halloween that much, so I’m happy to just bypass it on my way to Thanksgiving.
    –Not too much, probably in another month or so. What about you?

    Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to try it!

    Reply to Jamie
  • Sapphire

    I am in fall mode, I want to wear so many sweaters and not feel hot, and I love smell of fall air, the pumpkin. I probably will be working on Halloween which is kind of fun working, but then you have to tell people ta the candy, costumes and all have not been discounted. Lol. The trees have changed a little, I just can’t wait to see the orange color on them.
    P.S: this recipe is so brilliant, I love how there’s only 11 grams of sugar compared to 28 grams that’s amazing and you don’t have to feel so guilty even though it taste good.

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  • Jordan

    I love pumpkin pie so much! I’ll have to give this a try. I’m definitely in fall mode! I live in Canada and our thanksgiving was this past weekend…that really makes it feel like fall! The leaves around me are so pretty right now, was just on a walk tonight taking in all the pretty fall colours.

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  • Shannen

    I’ll have to give this recipe to my sister. She loves pumpkin pies!! And your mom is so sweet!
    I was in the fall mode the second September hit! I think it’s the earliest I have ever been full on in the mood! I have had candles burning and fallish coffees everyday. I might be a basic white girl, but pumpkin is something I’ve never been completely into. I have one psl a year (to say I’ve had one) and that’s it. I’ve never been a fan of pumpkin pie, but every year nothing changes. I do, however, like pumpkin cream cheese cookies. They are to die for!
    I have never been a Halloween girl. I’m a fall girl and a Christmas girl. But costumes and houses covered in spiderwebs aren’t really my thing. (Again, anti basic girl thing! I know..)
    My family went camping over the weekend and when we came back it was like fall had hit overnight. All the trees are changing, some are losing their leaves. But it’s still early so there is time to enjoy all the colors!

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  • Harley

    I’ve never liked pumpkin pie, but this actually looks really good! Maybe I’ll finally have to make my first pie!

    Reply to Harley
  • Jennifer

    Yes and have been for some time now!!

    Not as of yet. Unfortunately my friend’s have never been the halloween-party type. I wish they were I love halloween!

    Yes, and we are so close to our peak! The colors are so vibrant right now!

    I can’t wait to make this pie for my mom 🙂 She’s going to love it.

    Reply to Jennifer
  • Dana

    The pie looks perfect, I never thought to sweeten with honey.

    The trees in the NW have been turning for a few weeks now and are just starting to get the pretty dark red color. I’ve had my Fall and Halloween decorations up for about 2 weeks, so I have really been in the mood.

    I use Halloween as one of my three no-guilt candy splurges a year. (Easter and Christmas are the others, I rarely eat it.)

    Reply to Dana
    • Taralynn McNitt

      The honey as perfect for sweetness 🙂

      You seriously have been in the mode! That is great:) Our leaves are starting to slightly change here and we are finally out of the heat! Crazy how fast it transitions here. Im wondering if it was because of the hurricane or if it’ll stay this cool!

      Thats a great little treat 😉 I like the little coconut almond joys! yum!

      xo

      Reply to Taralynn McNitt
  • Brooklyn

    THAT PIE PAN IS THE MOST ADORABLE PIE PAN IN EXISTENCE! Omg so cute!!
    I really hate pumpkin pie 🙁 Every year I have a piece hoping I’ll like it, and every year I actually dislike it more. It sucks, but hey, now others can enjoy more of it 🙂

    Your mom is so sweet!

    http://www.justbeingbrooklyn.com

    Reply to Brooklyn
    • Taralynn McNitt

      LOL SERIOUSLY IT IS!! & ITS SUPER CHEAP!!

      I never used to like it, but then loved it as I got older!

      You can always make this crust for a cherry or apple pie!! xo xo xo

      Reply to Taralynn McNitt
  • Kelly Doherty

    Did you find the crust very sweet? The honey plus the stevia sounds like it would be very very rich!
    Also – why go with unsalted butter and then add salt? Is there a reason?

    So looking forward to trying this!

    LOVE your personalized pie holder 😀

    Reply to Kelly Doherty
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Oh no!:) The stevia goes in the filling. There is only 1 tablespoon of honey in the crust! 😀

      There is more salt in the salted butter than the salt added! You could use salted butter if you’d like.

      xo xo & thank you!!!

      Reply to Taralynn McNitt
  • Jenn

    What constitutes a serving for your pie? Like 8 slices, 10 slices? It sounds really good, but I can’t get the nutritional values to work out like you have and I’m really careful with what I eat!

    Reply to Jenn
  • Sarah

    This looks amazing!!! Pinning 🙂 Thank you for sharing — tell your mama thanks, too!! 🙂

    -Sarah http://www.thefrugalmillionaireblog.com

    Reply to Sarah
  • Linda @ the Fitty

    Oh gosh how I love everything pumpkin spice 🙂

    Reply to Linda @ the Fitty

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