This is a delicious crust-less pumpkin pie. This recipe was used while I belonged to Weight Watchers - I have found many variations of this "classic" Weight Watchers recipe. This dish is 2 WW points per serving.
I used double the pumpkin to Cool Whip ratio as many versions, making it more filling, higher fiber and lower sugar than usual. The Cool Whip Free adds plenty of sweetness, so when I make it at home, I do not add any other sweetener.
This is also a double batch compared to the original recipe. Doubling it makes it easy to combine pudding flavors, using two small boxes of pudding. My favorite combinations are cheesecake and vanilla, and cheesecake and butterscotch. If you want to use a single pudding flavor, use one large size box of pudding.
Used canned pumpkin, not canned pumpkin pie mix. Some groceries, even major chains, only carry the pumpkin pie mix. You can easily use canned sweet potatoes or other squashes. I have not tested this recipe with fresh cooked squash or sweet potatoes. For whipped topping and puddings, I have found using generic brands to result in a dessert with less flavor. Using standard vanilla will result in trace amounts of alcohol. To avoid this, use glycerin-based extract.
This dessert is also tasty in graham or other pie crust, or served with graham crackers.
I prefer to put it in the freezer to set. It is very good if you freeze it solid and thaw it just enough to stir it to a smooth consistency. You can also refrigerate it.
Pudding flavors tested and recommended:
Vanilla, Butterscotch, Cheesecake, White Chocolate, Banana Cream
Submitted by PINDOC
Carbs: 23.4g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 1.2g | Calories: 106.4