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Chocolate Eggnog Pie

 Chocolate Eggnog Pie
Reduced-fat eggnog makes this creamy pie spiced just right, and a light treat for topping off a holiday meal. — Keri Whitney, Sunnyvale, Texas
8 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup ground walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups reduced-fat eggnog
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3/4 teaspoon rum extract
  • 2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping
  • Additional reduced-fat whipped topping, optional
  • Ground nutmeg, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, mix flour, walnuts, brown
  • sugar and cocoa; stir in butter. Lightly coat hands with cooking
  • spray; press mixture into an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Bake 8-10
  • minutes or until set. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • For filling, in a small heavy saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch.
  • Whisk in eggnog. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and
  • bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove

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Chocolate Eggnog Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • from heat.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup cold water;
  • let stand 1 minute. Microwave on high for 20 seconds. Stir and let
  • stand 1 minute or until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir into
  • eggnog mixture.
  • Divide mixture in half. In a small bowl, whisk cocoa and remaining
  • water until blended; stir into one half of the eggnog mixture. Stir
  • rum extract into the remaining half. Refrigerate both mixtures,
  • covered, until partially set.
  • Fold 2 cups whipped topping into rum-flavored portion; spoon into
  • crust. Gently spread chocolate portion over top. Refrigerate,
  • covered, at least 2 hours before serving. If desired, top with
  • additional whipped topping and sprinkle with nutmeg. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece (calculated without additional whipped topping) equals 259 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 90 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.