Typically, a pumpkin pie is made with a regular pie shell made up of white flour, shortening, sugar and salt. The custard filling usually contains molasses, salt and sometimes butter or cream. It's a tasty end note to a holiday meal, but not a terribly healthful option.
The recipe below offers a luscious pie which uses a nutty/puffin cereal base that is more like a cookie crumb crust. This switch adds fiber and healthy fat from pecans instead of the saturated or trans fat from shortening -- and...Full Story