Eggnog Banana Pie
Healthy New Year's Recipe
By Fitness and Freebies
Reduced fat vanilla wafers make up the crust while the sweet banana filling is spiced with nutmeg and contains reduced fat cream cheese and vanilla pudding. Brandy extract lends the eggnog flavor.
32 reduced fat vanilla wafers
3 bananas, divided
1/4 plus 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, divided
2 cups fat free milk
1 package (8 ounces) reduced fat cream cheese
1 package (4-serving size) sugar free instant vanilla pudding and pie filling
1/2 teaspoon brandy extract
1 cup thawed frozen fat-free nondairy whipped topping
Line bottom and side of 9-inch pie pan with vanilla wafers. Slice two bananas and arrange evenly on top of wafers. Sprinkle with 1 /4 teaspoon nutmeg; set aside.
Place milk, cream cheese, pudding mix and brandy extract in food processor or blender; process until smooth. Stir in whipped topping. Spoon mixture evenly over bananas; sprinkle with remaining 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve (no longer than four hours). Just before serving, slice remaining banana and arrange decoratively on top of pie plate.
Nutrition information per serving:
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories: 214; Total Fat:: 7g; Saturated fat: 4g; Protein: 6g; Carbohydrate: 33g; Cholesterol: 14mg; Sodium: 297mg; Fiber: 1g; Dietary Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1-1/2 Fat
New Year's Fact:
It was the Dutch, in their New Amsterdam settlement at mid-17th century, who originated the modern American New Year celebration. The New Year's Day was the most important holiday for the Dutch who were noted in all the colonies for their love of beer and wine.
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