Which fruit do you usually associate with Thanksgiving and Halloween? Pumpkin, of course! Pumpkin has many uses when it comes to cooking as most of its parts are edible, including its seeds, leaves, and flowers. It can be used to make both savory and sweet food, and its most notable use is in pumpkin pies. To have a guilt-free pumpkin pie, some people use stevia instead of sugar. Some use the liquid form of stevia, while others use stevia powder to make it. Whichever you prefer, you can also have your very own stevia pumpkin pie recipe!
Pumpkin pie with Stevia Recipe:
Pumpkin pie is a traditional dessert, particularly during Thanksgiving and Christmas in the US and in Canada. It usually does not have a top crust and has a pumpkin-based custard, which can be brown or orange in color. The pie can be flavoured with spices, such as ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. The pumpkin used in making the pie is generally smaller in size than the pumpkin used to make a Jack-o-Lantern. It is sliced in half, with the seeds removed. The sliced halves are heated to soften. The softened pulp is then scooped out and pureed. The pureed pulp is then mixed with other ingredients and put into a pie shell for baking. These days, though, a lot of people used canned pumpkin puree in making their pies to save time.
The following stevia pumpkin pie recipe yields 8 servings and can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. Here are the ingredients you need:
2/3 cup of stevia extract
¼ cup of sugar
½ teaspoon of salt
1 ½ teaspoons of ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoon of ground ginger
¼ teaspoon of ground cloves
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
1 can of pumpkin (15 ounces)
1 teaspoon of cornstarch
1 can of low fat 2% evaporated milk (12 fluid ounces)
1 unbaked 9-inch frozen prepared deep dish pie shell
Pre-heat your oven at 425°F.
Get a small bowl and mix the stevia extract, sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. In a bigger bowl, beat the eggs, add vanilla, and then stir in the stevia and spice mixture you made.
In another small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch using 2-3 tablespoons of evaporated milk. Pour the pumpkin mixture and stir in the rest of the evaporated milk. Mix well. Pour the mixture into the frozen deep-dish pie crust and set it on a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
From 425°F, reduce the oven’s temperature to 350°F and bake the pie for another 45-50 minutes or until the filling has set. Let it cool on a rack for around 2 hours. If you wish, you can top it with whipped cream before serving.
Note that you can actually prepare the pie mixture ahead of time. You just need to keep it frozen and it will last for a month. Before putting it in the pie crust, defrost it first in your refrigerator.
The finished product has around 200 calories. It has around 3 grams of dietary fiber, 6 grams of protein, 8 grams of fat, 60 milligrams of cholesterol, and 310 milligrams of sodium.
Pumpkin Pie using Stevia Powder:
Here is another recipe that uses stevia powder and fewer ingredients and has a smaller number of servings (6 instead of 8). You will need:
1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust
½ teaspoon of stevia powder
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon of ginger
½ teaspoon of nutmeg
¼ teaspoon of salt
1 ¾ cups of pumpkin puree
1 cup low-fat evaporated milk
In a large bowl, mix the eggs and pumpkin puree. Add the dry ingredients, and then slowly pour the evaporated milk into the mixture. Pour the mixture into the pie crust. Bake it for around 20 minutes at 390°F, then reduce it to 350°F and bake for another 45 minutes to an hour. To check if the filling is set, you can insert a toothpick into the pie. If the toothpick comes out clean, your pie is ready to be cooled. You can store the pie in the fridge overnight or serve it after a few hours of cooling.
Pumpkin pie sweetened with stevia can help cut down your calorie intake without lessening the wonderful sweetness of the dessert. You can enjoy other desserts by using this sugar substitute to make them. With so many recipes online, you’ll never run out of something to cook stevia with!
Category: Stevia Recipes