Bobby’s Lighter Pumpkin Crunch

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By Bobby Deen

Bobby’s Lighter Pumpkin Crunch

461 Fewer Calories
47g Less Fat

Ingredients:
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 (12-ounce) can fat-free evaporated milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 eggs whites
1 large egg
1 (16-ounce) package sugar-free yellow cake mix
1/2 cup chopped pecans
4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.

Whisk the pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, sugar, and cinnamon in a large bowl until well mixed. Add the egg whites and egg, whisking until well blended.

Scrape the batter into the baking dish. Sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the batter to cover completely. Scatter the nuts and butter pieces over top.

Bake, uncovered, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 45 – 50 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Servings: 16
Prep: 10 min
Bake: 50 min
Difficulty: Easy
Per Serving: (1/16 of cake) 252 Cal; 5 g Protein; 8 g Tot Fat; 3 g Sat Fat; 3 g Mono Fat; 42 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 13 g Sugar; 125 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 257 mg Sodium; 22 mg Cholesterol

TEST KITCHEN TIP:

Even though Aunt Trina serves her pumpkin crunch with cream cheese frosting, our lighter version is so good we didn’t miss it. If you want to indulge, serve with a small scoop of sugar-free butter pecan ice cream or a little reduced-fat non-dairy whipped topping sprinkled with a little cinnamon. 

Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen:  Aunt Trina’s Holiday Pumpkin Crunch
Lightened Up recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen

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love the table paula would look good on my new patio. so glad you are back. I hope to get there to see you in person one day.i will start tomorrow to find the patern form the tablecloth.
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