Sponsored Content

The holidays are upon us and you know the drill – everyone and their mother and father and brother and sister and… well, you get the idea – EVERYONE will be eating all of the delicious foods that are laid out in front of them, like a buffet of sinful goodness. But not you. You exercise discipline. You see the stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes and gravy and you want it. Sure, you may even entertain the idea of stealing a bite or two… but you’re stronger than that. You grow ever envious of the people surrounding you with their boundless eating ability without restrictions, but you’ve got restraint and willpower… for now. Then mom brings out the dessert tray and you hear Handel’s “Hallelujah” chorus in your brain when you smell, see, and want to jump into the creamy goodness that is the pumpkin pie. Then you remember that there are 25 grams of sugar packed into each sumptuous slice and turn away in frustration. 

pie-slice-on-table1

Not so fast. Turn away from the cornucopia of sugary sin, sure… but instead of locking yourself in a smell-proof room why don’t you make your way to the kitchen? Because this holiday season you don’t have to envy everyone else’s heaving plates while you poke at sweet potatoes, chicken, eggs and fish while thinking about your waistline. We’ve got a pumpkin pie recipe that actually meets your dietary needs… and satisfies that post-turkey sweet tooth. The irresistible recipe on the next page packs a whopping 13 grams of protein PER SLICE! Better yet? Only 5 grams net carbs.

PPQB-on-white

The secret behind this delectable holiday dish is the incredibly delicious – like, too-good-to-be-true delicious — Pumpkin Pie Quest Bar. So go grab one, or a box of them right after you’re done reading this. That is, if you didn’t eat your entire supply already. If you were able to refrain from eating all of them (don’t worry, you can order more here), the recipe is pretty simple. Click HERE for step-by-step instructions.

Pumpkin-Pie-FIXED1
 

Protein Pumpkin Pie

Serves 8

What You’ll Need

Crust

  • ½ scoop Quest® Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder
  • ½ scoop Quest® Multi-Purpose Mix Protein Powder
  • ¼ cup oat flour
  • 2 tablespoons zero-calorie sweetener
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1½ tablespoons water

Pumpkin Filling

  • 1 Pumpkin Pie Quest Bar®
  • 2 scoops Quest® Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¾ cup zero-calorie sweetener
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice

Directions

Crust

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together Quest Protein Powders™, oat flour, and sweetener.
  2. Add butter and use a fork to cut the butter into the dry mix.
  3. Add water and knead until a ball of dough is formed.
  4. Wrap dough ball in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  5. Coat an 8-inch pie pan with cooking spray.
  6. Remove dough from fridge and press into pie pan. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes.

Pumpkin Filling

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, add Quest Bar® and almond milk. Microwave for 1 minute.
  2. In a blender, add Quest Bar® mixture, Quest Protein Powder™, pumpkin purée, sweetener, eggs, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Blend until smooth.

Assembly

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Remove crust from fridge and use a fork to poke holes into bottom of crust. Pour filling over crust.
  3. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until filling is set in center. Let cool for 30 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool, and serve at room temperature, or chilled

Totals: 150 calories, 13g protein, 8g fat, 5g net carbs, 21g erythritol, 3g fiber, 29g total carbs, P/Cal 35%