Dream Dinner Franchise Recipe of the Month: Pumpkin Icebox Pie

November 20, 2014 In: Mompreneur, Recipe of the Month Comments (None)

Dream Dinner Franchise Recipe of the Month: Pumpkin Icebox Pie

If you’re in charge of the dessert aspect of your family’s Thanksgiving feast, then don’t forget to bring this Thanksgiving-friendly recipe to your family’s holiday meal. The dessert fiends sitting around your table will surely be thankful you did. The Dream Dinners franchise Pumpkin Icebox Pie, courtesy of Dream Dinners… Life Just Got Easier!, is a delicious dessert that will have your entire family asking for seconds. And because this recipe utilizes healthier alternative ingredients warranting a lower calorie count but doesn’t sacrifice the taste, you won’t even feel guilty about asking for a second piece!

For all of you busy mothers that are tasked with the duty of preparing your family’s Thanksgiving spread, luckily for you this recipe can be made ahead of time and frozen until its ready to serve, allowing you to prepare this recipe way ahead of schedule to make time for other, more time-sensitive recipes.

Dream Dinners Franchise Pumpkin Icebox Pie

Ingredients (Serves 6)

Nonstick cooking spray

2 cups of crushed graham crackers

¼ cup of low-fat yogurt-based spread or butter (melted)

1 ¼ cups plus 2 tablespoons of sugar

1 15 oz. can of 100 percent pure pumpkin

1 teaspoon of kosher salt

1 teaspoon of ground ginger

½ teaspoon of nutmeg

1 ½ teaspoons of ground cinnamon

2 cups of nonfat nondairy whipped topping

½ teaspoon of vanilla extract

3 cups of nonfat vanilla ice cream (softened)

½ cup of chopped pecans

1 9×13 inch baking dish

Directions

  1. Spray the baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter or margarine spread and sugar and stir thoroughly until well mixed.
  3. Press mixture evenly into the bottom of the baking dish and set aside.
  4. Combine the pumpkin, salt, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a large bowl, gently folding the ingredients together until well mixed.
  5. Spread the mixture evenly over the crust.
  6. In a large bowl, combine the whipped topping, vanilla extract and ice cream and stir until incorporated.
  7. Spread mixture evenly over the pumpkin layer.
  8. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze until ready to serve.

When your feast is over and it’s finally time for dessert, remove the pie from the freezer about 15 minutes before you’re ready to serve it. Cut the pie into squares, and it’s finally time to enjoy! Introducing your family to this delicious, new Thanksgiving treat may even be such a hit that it becomes part of your holiday tradition!

For more holiday recipes and cooking advice, view our Dream Dinners franchise quick-tip videos here: http://dreamdinners.com/main.php?static=how_to_videos_thanksgiving

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