THANKSGIVING: Egg free Pumpkin Pie is cholesterol friendly (recipe)

Pumpkin pie recipe
Pumpkin pie recipe

WASHINGTON, November 23, 2014 –  Thanksgiving can be a challenge for those wanting to keep with tradition and serve healthy foods. The classic dessert of Pumpkin Pie is challenging to make without eggs to hold the custard type filling together.

Here is an egg free pumpkin pie recipe that has a great consistency and is just like mom used to make.


1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup vegetable shortening

4 tablespoons cold water


1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1 (16-ounce) can pumpkin (2 cups)

1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Set aside a 9-inch pie plate.
  2. To prepare piecrust: In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt and shortening; with a pastry blender, cut in until mixture resembles course crumbs. Add water a little at a time and, with a fork, stir gently. When mixture is moist, form into a ball and with a rolling pin dusted with flour, on a lightly floured surface roll out from center until it is 1/8 inch thick.
  3. Press into pie plate; trim edges ½ inch beyond rim.
  4. With your thumb and index fingers pinch around dish to make scallops. Set pie shell aside.
  5. To Prepare Filling: In a large bowl, combine vanilla, brown sugar, cornstarch, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin and condensed milk. With a wooden spoon, stir until completely mixed. Pour into unbaked pie shell.
  6. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes until knife inserted in center comes out clean
  7. Cool on wire rack and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Makes 1 9-inch pie

Credit: Rosemarie Emro

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