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Makeover Chocolate Eggnog Pie

 Makeover Chocolate Eggnog Pie
I always make this dessert over the holidays using leftover eggnog. Now that it boasts all the classic flavor but half the fat and a third fewer calories, we can savor this holiday tradition down to the last rich crumb. —Beth McCreedy, Lapeer, Michigan
8 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup ground walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups 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
  • GARNISH:
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
  • Ground nutmeg, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the 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 at 375° for 8-10 minutes
  • or until set. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • For filling, in a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir
  • in eggnog until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes

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Makeover Chocolate Eggnog Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  • Sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup cold water; let stand for 1 minute.
  • Microwave on high for 20 seconds. Stir and let stand for 1 minute or
  • until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir into reserved eggnog
  • mixture.
  • Divide mixture in half. Combine cocoa and remaining water; stir into
  • one portion of eggnog mixture. Stir rum extract into the other
  • portion. Cover and refrigerate mixtures until partially set.
  • Fold whipped topping into rum-flavored filling; spoon into crust.
  • Gently spread chocolate filling over the top. Cover and refrigerate
  • for at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped topping
  • and nutmeg. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter and commercially prepared eggnog.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 297 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 86 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.
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