Wednesday, September 24, 2008

HG's Topless Cherry Pie

(1 slice; 1/8th of pie: 90 calories, 2.5g fat, 105mg sodium, 21.5g carbs, 7g fiber, 4g sugars, 1.5g protein = 1 Point)

This is a must-bake for cherry pie lovers EVERYWHERE!

2 cups Fiber One bran cereal
3 tbsp. light whipped butter
2 tbsp. Egg Beaters, Original
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1 20-oz. can no-sugar-added cherry pie filling (like the ones by Comstock and Lucky Leaf)**
8 servings (16 tbsp.) Fat Free Reddi-wip

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a blender or food processor, grind Fiber One to a breadcrumb-like consistency. Melt butter in the microwave for 20 seconds. Combine crumbs with melted butter and Egg Beaters and stir until well mixed. In an oven-safe pie dish sprayed lightly with nonstick spray, evenly distribute mixture, using your hands or a flat utensil to firmly press & form the crust. Press it into the edges and up along the sides of the dish. Bake crust in oven for 10 minutes, then remove and allow to cool. In a medium-sized nonstick pot, combine cornstarch with cherry filling. Heat stovetop at medium heat, stirring often. Once cherry mixture begins to bubble, lower heat and continue to stir for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for several minutes. Evenly spoon cherry mixture into piecrust and allow pie to cool and set in the fridge for several hours before cutting and serving. Before serving, top each slice with a dollop of fat-free whipped topping. Serves 8!

**Most no-sugar-added pie fillings are sweetened with Splenda. If the one you purchase is not sweetened at all, feel free to add some Splenda to the filling for sweetness.