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Low-Calorie Thanksgiving Recipes: Apple Slab Pie, Pumpkin Cannoli Cones

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Do the same old desserts adorn your dinner table every Thanksgiving? Give these new recipes a spin!

 
 
Hungry Girl's Apple Streusel Slab Pie
Apple Streusel Slab Pie

1/12th of pie (1 piece about 3" X 4"): 173 calories, 4.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 239mg sodium, 31.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 19g sugars, 1.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5* -- SmartPoints® value 6*

Satisfy a crowd with this two-word solution: SLAB. PIE. The holidays may never be the same!

Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Cool: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
Pie
1 package refrigerated Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations Seamless Dough Sheet (or HG Alternative)
8 cups peeled and sliced Fuji apples (about 8 medium apples)
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup granulated white sugar (or Another HG Alternative)
1/4 cup brown sugar (not packed)
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. salt

Streusel
4 sheets (16 crackers) low-fat graham crackers, finely crushed
1/4 cup light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
2 tbsp. brown sugar (not packed)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9" X 13" baking pan with nonstick spray.

Place dough in the pan, and stretch into a large rectangle of even thickness, covering the bottom of the pan. Pierce several times with a fork.

Place apples in a large bowl. Top with lemon juice, and toss to coat.

In a medium bowl, combine remaining pie ingredients. Add mixture to the large bowl, and toss to coat. Evenly spoon apple mixture onto the dough sheet. Cover the pan with foil, and bake for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in another medium bowl, combine streusel ingredients. Mash and stir until well mixed and crumbly.

Remove foil. Evenly sprinkle streusel over the apple mixture.

Bake until apples are soft, about 30 more minutes. (Keep an eye on the crust -- it will burn if cooked too long.)

Let pie cool slightly, about 10 minutes. Slice and serve!

MAKES 12 SERVINGS

HG Alternative: If you can't find the Recipe Creations dough, go for Pillsbury Reduced Fat Crescent roll dough. (The products are nearly identical.) Then just pinch/seal up the perforations for a seamless sheet.

Another HG Alternative: If made with an equal amount of Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated) in place of the white sugar, each serving will have 159 calories, 28g carbs, and 14.5g sugars (PointsPlus® value 4*; SmartPoints® value 5*).  

 
 
 
Hungry Girl's Pumpkin Pie Cannoli Cones
Pumpkin Pie Cannoli Cones

1/6th of recipe (1 cone): 145 calories, 6g total fat (3.5g sat fat), 185mg sodium, 18g carbs, 1g fiber, 8.5g sugars, 4.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4* -- SmartPoints® value 6* 

These are more than just a seasonal spin on an HG fave -- they may be our best cannoli cones yet!

Prep: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
1/2 cup reduced-fat cream cheese
2 no-calorie sweetener packets (like Truvia or Splenda)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
Dash salt
1/2 cup light/low-fat ricotta cheese
1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 sheet (2 crackers) low-fat graham crackers, finely crushed
6 sugar cones (the pointy-bottomed kind)
Optional toppings: Fat Free Reddi-wip, additional cinnamon

Directions:
In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sweetener, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Mix until smooth and uniform.

Add ricotta cheese, pumpkin, and vanilla extract. Stir until uniform. Stir in 1 tbsp. chocolate chips and half of the crushed graham crackers (about 1 tbsp.).

Evenly spoon mixture into the cones. Top with remaining crushed graham crackers and remaining 1 tsp. chocolate chips. Enjoy!

MAKES 6 SERVINGS

HG Alternative: For fancy cones with minimal effort, pipe the mixture into the cones. Just transfer the filling mixture to a large plastic bag and squeeze it down toward a bottom corner. Snip off that corner with scissors, creating a hole for piping the mixture.

 
 
 
 

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