Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Low Fat Almond Chocolate Mini Pumpkin Pie


Don't you love the vibrant show that nature puts on at this time of the year and exuberance of pumpkins adds to the splendor.Yes,I got my first pumpkin home and made the pie,this one was not so tough to cut through,made my work little easy.I have been posting about pumpkin desserts past two seasons,I present this season another special kind of pie, with almonds ,100% cocoa and dark chocolate chips as the secret ingredients.If you are a regular viewer of the blog,these ingredients are no secret,as I use them often in my recipes.

I do not have a preference for these mini pies over the large pie,making one large pie would be equally good,I just had the pie tins unused for long hence went for the mini version of the pie.The chocolate chips surprise in the filling are simply fantastic. I say this often,will say it again,use 100% cocoa powder and 60% cocoa chocolate chips to get the best benefits of the chocolate.

Recipe :Almond Chocolate Mini Pumpkin Pies
Makes 6 Mini pies or one 9 inch pie
Ingredients
For Crust
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons fat free plain yogurt
1/4 cup brown sugar

For Filling
2 cups Pumpkin puree
1/2 cup fine ground raw almonds(or use almond meal)
1/4 cup unsweetened 100% cocoa powder(I use Hersheys)
1/2 cup brown or white sugar or 1/4 cup Agave nectar
*2 Organic eggs
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips(good quality with at least 60% Cocoa,I use Ghirardelli)
2 tablespoon Organic Whole milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla

*for eggless filling use - 2 table spoon of cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup whole milk

Method
Bake the crust
Preheat oven to 350F.Mix together graham cracker crumbs, yogurt, and brown sugar in bowl. Press mixture firmly into a min pie tins or a 9 inch pie pan.Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes.

Whisk the eggs or the egg substitute,stir in the sugar,cocoa powder,vanilla, pumpkin puree and ground almonds,combine well.Fill the mini pie tins or the pie pan with the pumpkin mixture.Drop the chocolate chips evenly in all the pie crust or in the pie pan.Bake in 350F oven for about 25-30 minutes until the center is a little firm to touch.Serve warm or can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

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35 comments:

Umm Mymoonah said...

The dark chocolate looks irresistible and the colours of the fall look just amazing.

Rachana said...

I love the Fall...It's so beautiful and so is your chocolate pumpkin pie.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A nice and original combo!

Cheers,

Rosa

Peggy said...

This looks absolutely stunning! I can't resist anything with dark chocolate in it!

Joanne said...

It's rare to see chocolate combined with pumpkin but it seems delicious to me! What a great pie.

Jeannie said...

I am curious about the taste of this chocolates and pumpkin combination...look gorgeous!

harini-jaya said...

looks very tempting..gotto give it a try!

Nitha said...

Lovely...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Looks utterly delicious!

Anonymous said...

Excellently)))))))

Jhonny walker said...

you are the healthiest and best baker in town! bookmarked. galette was super good too :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

good one dear

Rumana Rawat said...

My mouth is watering:)

Johanna GGG said...

how gorgeous - full of all the flavours I love

Mona said...

I have never used yogurt to make crust, and never mixed chocolate with pumpkin. Two thoroughly new ideas for me. Jazakallahu Khair for sharing Yasmeen.
Hope your trip to Hyderabad was fun filled. I wish we could have met.
Take care.

Tamanna said...

is that chocolate? pumpkin and chocolate, cool!

Sassy said...

This is a great way of combining Chocolate and Pumpkin

Anonymous said...

hi!!

Sweetie Pie said...

Wonderful pie...I would like a piece (:

Funster said...

Chocolate with Pumpkin....YUM

Priya said...

Delicious pie, looks absloutely prefect for me..beautiful fall clicks.

Sippity Sup said...

Have to try this kind of pie

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Alekhya said...

The Pie looks awesome..
I am new to US and still looking out about where I can get quality stuff...where do you get the 100% cocoa and 60% choco chips..any suggestions would be great..Thanks in advacne..

Yasmeen said...

Alekhya,I usually buy them from the Walmart stores here in Central Ohio,I'm sure any well stocked super store should have them.Look for them in the baking isle.

Joie de vivre said...

These look wonderful! Your picture of the trees changing colors is breathtaking.

Alekhya said...

Thanks a lot Yasmeen..

Administrator said...

Hi iwould like to ask if it was possible to display a recipe with dark chocolate,cheries and almonds,my grandmother used to make it and it was terrific!!!

Stephen said...

hmmm.. another nutritious and lovely recipe. You're blog is full of surprises! I love it..

Kerstin said...

Aww, the mini pies are so cute and I love the dark chocolate combo with the pumpkin :)

Muneeba said...

Oh Yasmeen .. this is healthy?! I'm giddy with joy! Because it looks as decadent as any French or Italian dessert ... wonderful!

Hanna said...

I'm gonna die in chocolate fantasy! LOL just kidding. Come on, they're really delicious to look at! I'm drooling, honestly.

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Mandy said...

Delicious! Just by looking at the picture, I'm actually ogling at it. Hahaha!

daphne said...

thanks Halloween. Through pumpkin, there's a lot of tasty ingredients out there who will make us fall in love. YUM! YUM!

natural health remedies said...

I love your recipes here, so healthy. Pumpkins are rich in vitamin A.

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