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Spicy Pumpkin Spread Recipe

"I love pumpkin pie and bread, but as a diabetic, I can't have the sugar," explains Rita Barnes of Fort Dodge, Iowa. "This spread has the same spicy pumpkin flavor, so it's a good alternative."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups cold apple juice
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Bagels or toast

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine apple juice and dry pudding mix. Beat on low speed for 2 minutes. Stir in pumpkin and pie spice. Let stand for 5 minutes. Serve on bagels or toast. Store in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Yield: about 3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

One 2-tablespoon serving (prepared with sugar-free pudding mix and unsweetened apple juice; calculated without bread) equals 22 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 167 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchanges: Free Food.