Saturday, April 23, 2011

I Tried to Make a Pie

I made a pie this week using a Weight Watchers recipe.  It was good, but honestly, not worth the points.

I'll share the recipe anyway just in case some of you just love this kind of pie.  It's a lemon pie.  AND, if you aren't counting points it is a really good low fat pie.

6 whole reduced fat cinnamon graham crackers
2 Tbs butter
11 oz fat free sweetened condensed milk
1/2 C fresh lemon juice
2 large eggs
1 Tbs lemon zest

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Grind graham crackers in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Or place crackers in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Place crumbs in a small bowl.
  • Melt butter on stove top or in microwave and pour over graham cracker crumbs, mixing with a fork until completely moistened. Press crumbs evenly onto bottom of a 9-inch pie pan; place crust in refrigerator while preparing lemon filling.
  • In a medium bowl, combine condensed milk and eggs; mix until smooth. Add lemon juice and zest; stir until incorporated and pour into prepared crust.
  • Bake pie for 15 minutes. Cool completely and for best flavor, serve chilled. Yields 1 piece per serving. 
  •  find the recipe here
 Now, each slice is 4 points.  Each slice is also about an inch to an inch and a half wide. sooo...
in my world that equates to four bites at the most.

Now, for those of you who wish to be educated in points,  this is also four points.
For me, the choice is clear.  Although I am a huge fan of lemon, chocolate wins every time!


  1. haha, love the points comparison. WW is great program for teaching portion control, i totally support it. :) PS: thanks so much for you great comment on my post about "big" blogs. i loved hearing everyones opinions on the subject. i tried to email you back but couldn't find your address so i hope you don't mind a comment reply! :)

  2. Hi Amy,
    Thanks for visiting me and leaving a comment over at Retired in Alaska. Counting calories, never do that, and fat I eat it and I'm thin. What I don't eat is any and all grains, potatoes, and corn in other words anything that turns to sugar in the blood. It's called Paleo or Primal. Check it out I love this lifestyle. Nan