A light and healthy version of a family classic dessert!
By: Jodie Shield, RD
This pie is my absolute favorite or as my parents jokingly tease me – it’s too die for! That’s because it was responsible for my very first car accident. I had just gotten my drivers license and was on my way to a birthday party, late as usual. Mom’s famous Frozen Peanut Butter Fudge Pie was sitting pretty on the passenger side. As I pulled out of the garage (Dad uses the word zoomed), the pie started slipping. I quickly grabbed the pie, but unfortunately clipped the side of the garage. Let’s just say the car didn’t look so good, but the pie was perfect! Thankfully the only thing I hurt that day was my pride. But it’s been restored since I’ve figured out a way to lighten up my mom’s decadent pie without wrecking the taste. In fact, I’ve been able to cut the fat and calories almost in half by using reduced-fat and fat-free cream cheese and fat-free whipped topping instead of whipped cream. If this pie sounds too risky, try my Peanut Butter Pie that’s made with Chobani Greek Yogurt. Morale of the story: eat healthy, drive safely, and put the pie on the floor!
Frozen Peanut Butter Fudge Pie
makes 8 servings
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Freezing time: 4 hours or over night
4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
4 ounces fat-free cream cheese
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup evaporated skim milk, chilled
1/2 cup fat-free fudge topping
1 (9-inch) prepared graham cracker crust
1 (8-ounce) container fat-free whipped topping, thawed
3 tablespoons each peanut butter chips and mini chocolate chips (optional)
- In a large (2-quart) bowl, use a spatula or mixer set on low to cream together reduced-fat and fat-free cream cheeses, peanut butter, powdered sugar, evaporated skim milk, and fudge topping.
- Pour pie filling into prepared graham cracker crust.
- Spread fat-free whipped topping over filled pie. If using, sprinkle peanut butter chips and chocolate chips over pie. Gently cover with foil and freeze until firm, about 4 hours or overnight.
Nutrition Information (per 1/8th of pie without chips):
357 calories, 7 grams protein, 50 grams carbohydrate, 14 grams fat, 4 gram saturated fat, 11 milligrams cholesterol, 1 gram fiber, 399 milligrams sodium