Warm and sweetly spiced...full of pumpkin-y goodness.
I didn't get around to making crustless pumpkin pie during Thanksgiving but I had bought the ingredients and they were still sitting in my pantry when I came across a recipe for pumpkin pie in the crock pot.
Interesting!! Could I combine the two ideas?
Why, yes I could.
I used a few different recipes to come up with my own. They were here and here. I can't find the original recipe cooking it in the crock pot but the ingredients were all basically the same.
1 can of pumpkin(not pumpkin pie filling)
1 can of fat free evaporated skim milk*
1/4 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend (or sweetener of your choice)
2-3 egg whites or egg substitue
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla (not pictured)
Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.
Add a little extra pumpkin pie spice if you like.
The vanilla and...
The evaporated skim milk...WAIT..I accidentally used sweetened condensed milk instead!!
This is what I should have used. *(see note below)
Spray the crock pot insert with non stick spray and pour in your mixture. Cover and cook until it thickens and the edges start to brown. I rotated mine a few times during cooking to make sure it was evenly cooked. This takes a few hours on high.
It should look something like this when it's done.
Scoop some out and add a little light whipped topping.
Enjoy by the fire.
It tastes like a warm pumpkin pudding but it's also good served cold.
Makes 8 servings.
*I made it again with evaporated skim milk and the taste was very similar, it wasn't as sweet but if I made it again with sweetened condensed milk, I would use less of the brown sugar mixture(or none at all). Next I'm going to try a vegan version.
By my calculations the sweetened condensed milk version has 3 Points+ per serving and the evaporated skim milk version has 2 Points+ per serving.
So,what's a party obsessed (and heavily in withdrawal) mom to do?
Send her a birthday in a box of course!
I saw the idea here and immediately pinned it to my Secret Board on Pinterest (love that option!) since she is on Pinterest too.
You can see it here now that it's no longer a secret.
The idea was to fill a bunch of balloons with dollar bills, blow 'em up and put them all in a box for gifting. Smart, right?
We added our own spin buy filling them with larger (and smaller) bills, little notes and candy.
Miss Middle School also wrote messages on each balloon.
As you can see there are also a few wrapped gifts in the box. I couldn't resist.
I included some silly party favors for her and her friends as well.
I tried wrapping the inside of the box with wrapping paper but it looked awful so we just wrote all over that too.
A college friend of mine was looking for an Valentine idea for her daughter away at school and I shared this with her. She loved it and filled a box with heart shaped balloons to send to her daughter. She was able to tuck a necklace in one of the balloons too.
Blogging seems to have taken a back seat in my life lately but I'm still taking photos (at least with my phone).
Snowy hillside, pretty nails, a photo my daughter sent me from college (that's frozen waterfalls!), back at the skating rink with my coffee, fortune cookies at dinner
The cutest sewing machine ever (from Ikea), tree equipment and men, lots of chainsaws and other scary things, signs of spring
Girly day of mani/pedis and lunch, flower arranging, WAY too early to be up on a Saturday, tree guys again, weeknight trip to the doctor's, strep test (negative) and picking up supplies at the pharmacy (vaporizer, Vicks Vapor Rub and Ben & Jerry's)
More snow and the tree equipment is still there, decorating the bed for Valentines' Day, backstage at my daughter's preview show, snow from "Nemo" that cancelled show. :(
Making the best of it with chowder and paninis, Yogi tea, St Patty's hand soap, Carrot Cake coffee from Target and more snow (falling on the hot tub)
Valentine's Day flowers and presents, my Valentine lunch date ♥, freezing at the skating rink, The Little Mermaid final bow! What a great show!!
Hi! I'm Heather and welcome to my little piece of the internet. I love taking pictures and learning more about photography.
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