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Light and Healthy Chocolate Pie

Love chocolate but don’t want all the sugar and calories? Try this light and relatively healthy chocolate pie recipe.

Ingredients for Light and Healthy Chocolate Pie

Crust

  • Cooking spray
  • 40 graham crackers (10 full cracker sheets)
  • 2 Tbsp Splenda (or 3 packets)
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 large egg white

Filling:

  • 2 cups fat-free milk, divided
  • 2/3 cup Splenda (or 16 packets)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 ounces dark (70% or more) chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed
  • 3/4 tsp grated dark (70% or more) chocolate

Directions

Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.
  3. To prepare crust, place crackers in a food processor; process until crumbly. Or, alternatively, place them in a sealed bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
  4. If using a food processor, add Splenda, butter, and egg white; then pulse 6 times or just until moist. If you crushed the crackers in a bag, put them in a bowl and add the Splenda, butter and egg white. Mix until just moist.
  5. Press crumb mixture into the prepared pie plate. Bake for 8 minutes; cool on a wire rack 15 minutes.

Filling:

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup milk, Splenda, unsweetened cocoa, cornstarch, salt and egg. Stir with a whisk.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, heat 1 1/2 cups milk over medium-high heat until tiny bubbles form around edge (do not boil). Remove from heat.
  3. Gradually add hot milk to Splenda mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Return milk mixture to pan.
  4. Add chopped chocolate; cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly (about 5 minutes), stirring constantly.
  5. Reduce heat to low; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  7. Pour into prepared crust.
  8. Cover the surface of filling with plastic wrap and chill for about 3 hours. Remove plastic wrap; spread whipped topping evenly over filling.
  9. Garnish with grated chocolate.

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About the author

Carma Spence has been experimenting in the kitchen since she was four years old and loves trying out new recipe ideas. She is the author of Bonkers for Bundt Cakes and Your Perfect Pie, as well as author and contributor to several more non-food-related books. With Carma's Cookery, she is taking her passion for empowering people and blending it with her passion for cooking, gift-giving and entertaining.