Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Better Than Sex Pie

Okay, maybe it's only better than bad sex, but it's still a damn good pie. The best part is that each serving is only 217 calories, 9 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein, 29 grams of carbs, 324 mg Sodium and 1 gram of fiber. Because you care.
This could even ALMOST be made South Beach friendly I bet (the crust is the only downfall and creative types could figure out a workaround I'm sure).
To give credit where credit is due, this is from an old cookbook I had from when I first started cooking (and wanting to be healthy about it) and ironically, this is the only recipe I remember from it. Because women are happy eating flavorless diet meals and rice cakes (oh I'm sorry, some "other" women who aren't me, I seem to like to eat like a man), the book is called, "Cooking Healthy With a Man In Mind" by JoAnna M. Lund ("Real food for real men who want to stay living healthy in the real world. . . and for the women who love them." I'm serious.). Possibly the best part is the picture on the front of the book (click on the link to Amazon above) - the shot is of good ol Jo-Jo with her well fed man in plaid shirt and trucker hat. Classic. In any case, the pie is easy and a hit at picnics and stuff.

1 medium sliced banana (into rounds)
1 6 oz chocolate flavored pie crust
1/4 c chopped dry roasted peanuts
1 small pkg (4 serving) JELL-O sugar free instant butterscotch pudding
2/3 c Carnation nonfat dry milk powder
1 1/4 c water
2 tbsp reduced fat peanut butter
3/4 c lite Cool Whip
2 chocolate graham crackers, crumbled for topping pie

Layer bananas on bottom of crust. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of peanuts on top.
In a large bowl, combine dry pudding, milk, and water. Mix well with a whisk. Blend in peanut butter until smooth. Pour mixture evenly into crust and refrigerate for at least five minutes. Spread Cool Whip evenly over filling. Sprinkle crumbled graham crackers and the rest of the peanuts over the top and refrigerate for one hour to set completely. Cut into 8 slices.

I have a feeling you might get away with using non-fat milk instead of the dry milk/water combo, but if you try and fail, don't blame me please.

1 comment:

Quinn said...

Pie is like sex. When it's good, it's really good, and when it's bad, it's still better than anything else.