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Lemon Cream Pie

Prep time:
1 hour 27 minutes 
Cooking time:
14 minutes 
Total time:
1 hour 41 minutes 
Ease of prep:
Easy 
Makes 8 Servings
 
Portion size:
1/8 of recipe 

x 8 servings

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories:
251.0 
Carbohydrates:
46.0g
Protein:
4.0g
Fat:
7.0g
Cholesterol:
1.0mg
Sodium:
175.0mg

Exchanges

Starch:
3.0 
Vegetable:
0.0 
Fruit:
0.0 
Meat:
0.0 
Fat:
0.0 
Milk:
0.0 
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For a delightful low-fat dessert, try this Lemon Cream Pie recipe. To lighten-up the dish, this recipe uses low-fat cinnamon graham cracker crumbs, nonfat buttermilk, egg substitute, reduced-calorie margarine and frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping.

Ingredients

  • 1  cup(s)  low-fat cinnamon graham cracker crumbs (about 7 crackers)
  • 1/4  cup(s)  reduced-calorie margarine, melted
  • 3/4  cup(s)  sugar
  • 1/4  cup(s)  plus 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8  tsp  salt
  • 1  cup(s)  water
  • 2/3  cup(s)  nonfat buttermilk
  • 1/2  cup(s)  fat-free egg substitute
  • 2  tsp  lemon rind, grated
  • 1/2  cup(s)  fresh lemon juice
  • 2 1/2  cup(s)  frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/8  tsp  lemon zest (optional)
  • 6  lemon rind curls (optional)
  • 8  fresh mint sprigs (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine cracker crumbs and margarine; stir well. Press into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 350ºF for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven; let cool on a wire rack.
  2. Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a saucepan; gradually stir in water and buttermilk.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Cook 1 minute.
  4. Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot mixture into egg substitute; add egg substitute mixture to remaining hot mixture, stirring constantly. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Remove from heat; stir in 2 teaspoons lemon rind and lemon juice.
  6. Spoon lemon mixture into prepared crust. Cover; chill at least 2 hours.
  7. Spread whipped topping over filling just before serving. If desired, garnish with lemon zest, lemon rind curls, and fresh mint sprigs.

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