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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Paula, I love watching you and your family. I miss seeing your show, I watched you everyday. My son lives in Charleston S.C. He took me to the Lady & Sons to eat. Oh my goodness! People are always telling me that I look just like the cooking lady Paula Deen. I always tell them that you are my hero. May God Bless You Mary Ann
Mary Ann Tharp in A Summer of Burgers on August 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Add a few spoonfuls of parmesan cheese to the flour and cornmeal breading and it kicks the tomatoes up another notch. Bev
in Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes on August 15, 2014 at 10:33 am

I just bought Paula's Peach Salad Dressing and wondered if anyone has a good recipe that they use it in?
Melissa in Taste Testing 101 on August 13, 2014 at 8:36 am

Congrats Bobby. Loved the family picture miss you Paula on TV will be watching online. Jack is getting big. Looks like his mom but Matt aka moose has your face. Your eyes cheeks hair even falls to his face like yours except to the left. Good luck on your next venture. You give us other 60+ yr women strength to move on. Keep up the good work.
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