Our Recipe Makeover is a delicious lower-calorie alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie - perfect for special occasions and holidays.
Serves: 10 person(s)
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Brandy Pumpkin Flan skims off the calories, fat and sugars by replacing evaporated milk with low-fat yogurt and nonfat milk, and by decreasing the sugar content. Although we've skimmed the portion size (most pie servings are 1/6 to 1/8 the pie), we've added rich tasting and flavorful ingredients, such as hazelnuts, molasses, brandy, and crystallized ginger, making this flan a one of a kind treat!
CRUST: Combine flour, baking powder, hazelnuts, and sugar substitute in a food processor and mix well. Add 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese and process until mixed through. Add the milk gradually until the mixture resembles a soft dough. Turn onto a floured board and knead quickly. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
On a floured board, roll the floured pastry to fit a lightly oiled, 9" pie pan. Prick the base a few times with a fork, cover and refrigerate for a further 30 minutes.
FILLING: Combine together or process the eggs, pumpkin, molasses, brandy, 2 tablespoons cream cheese, yogurt, mixed spice, and ginger until smooth. Pour into the pie crust and bake in a preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
* Sugar substitute can be replaced by an equal amount of granulated sugar.
Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.
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