Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fabulous Fall Fridays: Mini Layered Pumpkin Pies



I have not been making many desserts lately. It is out of character for me.

I'm kind of on a meal plan in hopes that jeans won't feel so dang tight.

So forgive me for the lack of sweet recipes.

This teeny dessert is so yummy and good for people watching their waistlines ;)

You can make it with all full-fat/sugar stuff if you want, but I promise you, nobody will be able to tell the difference.

Would I lie to you?

No. I would not.

Ok, so here's how I made this yummy dessert.

Skinny Mini Layered Pumpkin Pies in a Jar*

8 oz canning jars (or you could make these in wine glasses-that'd be cute)
Prepared vanilla pudding (I used sugar free, fat free french vanilla)
Pumpkin fluff (recipe to follow)
Crushed up gingersnap cookies
Caramel sundae syrup (I used sugar free)
Pecans

Layer all this stuff in a jar.

Pretty simple instructions.

Top with caramel + nuts.

Pumpkin Fluff
adapted from a vague memory of a WW recipe

Cool Whip (I used fat free)
1/2 can pumpkin puree
1-2 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp dry vanilla pudding mix
1-2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Mix it up in the Cool Whip container. Save it in the fridge for dipping cookies or fruit or to replace regular Cool Whip in or on other recipes. Or just to eat with a spoon. 'Cuz it's yummy.

*I just made two of these "pies," but you could probably make 6-8 with this recipe.



Also, I got another bloggy award this week.

Kelley at The Grant Life gave me this Tell Me About Yourself Award.



The rules for this award are:

1.I must tell 7 things about myself
2.I pass this on to 15 other bloggers

1. I have 2 cats who are totally my children. I have now turned into a cat lady, it’s true.

2. I have a BA in English Lit that I am totally not using in my paper pushing job.

3. It is a rare occasion when a day goes by where I don’t eat popcorn.

4. I am the world’s slowest texter. I don’t know why. I’m fast at typing…

5. I am like seriously addicted to Pinterest. I have lost hours. Hours, people!

6. My favorite time of day is early morning. I love drinking coffee and enjoying the peacefulness of the beginning of the day.

7. I love clearance shopping, especially at Target.


Ok, so those are my things about me.

Does anyone else feel like these bloggy awards are kind of like chain letters?
Well, I’m going to pass this to 15 other bloggers, but don’t feel pressured to continue the “chain.” Life will go on if you do not force 15 other people to participate.

Here's some great blogs that I am passing the award on to (participation is totally optional):

http://www.20goingon80.com/
http://www.4eighteen.com/
http://danielledeskins.blogspot.com/
http://catsandcasseroles.blogspot.com/
http://threeyearsofdeath.blogspot.com/
http://www.alittlelessmeat.com/
http://actfastchef.blogspot.com/
http://www.alli-n-son.com/
http://artsyfartsymama.blogspot.com/
http://bellabeforeandafter.blogspot.com/
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/
http://www.crazyforcrust.com/
http://cookincowgirl.blogspot.com/
http://mandysrecipebox.blogspot.com/
http://www.thesasselife.com/

Regardless of if these other bloggers choose to join in the fun of this award thingy, they are all awesome blogs and you should go check them out!

11 comments:

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

Thanks so much for passing along the award :) It was a lot of fun learning a little more about you!

Mandy said...

Thanks for thinking of me! It's so fun to get to know other bloggers. Enjoy your weekend!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks for including me! I love learning more about the bloggers I read.

Danielle said...

Thanks! I just posted my list. I loved reading yours too. I'm a Pinterest addict, clearance shopping, morning person too!

20 Going on 80 said...

Thanks for the award! I just blogged about it here:
http://www.20goingon80.com/2011/11/big-thank-you-to.html

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Great idea for dieters. Thank you for linking your recipe to Joy of Desserts. Please remember to link back. :-) I love Pinterest too. It's so addicting. I'm now following you there too. Congratulations on the award. Nice to learn a bit more about you via this award post.

Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family said...

I hear ya on being addicted to Pinterest (it's a bit like crack).
I love your dessert, anything in a jar just looks delectable.

Emily said...

these look so delicious! Came over from Made By YOu Monday, and so glad I did! Would love for you to come link up to my Tasty Tuesday party going on now. http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/2011/11/broccoli-cheese-soup-and-tasty-tuesday.html

E @ Act Fast Chef said...

Hey! First, these pumpkin pies look awesome! Second, thank you so much for the mention. My modem was broken last week - so I will blog about it this week! Thanks again :)

Russell said...

These guys are so cute! I want them all!

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I would love it if you would join me in linking up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10-rural.html

I hope you can make it!
Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick