healthy pumpkin ricotta pie

HEALTHY PUMPKIN RICOTTA PIE

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 295kcal
Author: Tania Sheff
Healthy Pumpkin Pie made with semolina, pumpkin puree, ricotta cheese and sweetened with honey.
Print Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup semolina
  • 1 lb. baked pumpkin puree (see note)
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • a pinch of salt
  • more honey for glaze

Instructions

  • Heat up the oven to 350F.
  • Pour milk and water into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and gradually add semolina and cook for about 2 minutes stirring constantly.
  • Transfer semolina into a mixing bowl and add pumpkin puree, ricotta, the egg yolks, vanilla extract and honey. Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Whisk the remaining 2 egg whites until thick foam forms. Gently mix the egg whites into the pumpkin mixture.
  • Grease large (about 10 inch diameter) baking pan slightly, and pour in the mixture. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds on top.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes, checking until the pie starts to brown. (Baking time may vary depending on how thick the pie is).
  • Once baked, let it cool for at least an hour and using a pastry brush, spread some more liquid honey on top.

Notes

[nutrition-label]
Although it is not mandatory, I recommend using homemade pumpkin puree in this recipe, because it gives richer flavor.
BAKED PUMPKIN PUREE:
Cut 1 medium or small pumpkin in half, stem to base. Remove seeds and pulp. Grease the pumpkin with a little vegetable oil and bake at 350F until it gets soft and chars slightly.  It takes about 1 hour (+-20 minutes) depending on how thick the pumpkin is.
Once cooked through, scrape the pumpkin meat from the shell halves and puree in a blender until smooth.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 8950IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 1.6mg