Remember the other day when I made a lightened up version of my favorite holiday drink – eggnog?

Well, before I guzzled the entire pitcher, I saved a little bit out to make this pie.  Because what are the holidays, really, without a little bit of indulgence?

I suppose calling this pie “skinny” is a bit of a misnomer, although it certainly has fewer calories than many of the other holiday treats I make this time of year.  I mean, considering I love making fudge with sweetened condensed milk and eating nearly the entire batch on my own, a slice of this pie almost seems like negative calories.

If you really want to lighten it up, use low-fat graham crackers for the crust rather than the gingersnap cookies. I just love the pairing of gingersnaps and eggnog, so that’s what I used.  And, if you’re looking for a fast holiday dessert, skip making your own crust altogether and use a store-bought one.  I won’t tell.  😉

Hey, as much as I love to make things from scratch, sometimes those shortcuts come in handy–especially during the holiday season.

Someone explain to me how it’s less than one month until Christmas.  Anyone else in panic mode?

Skinny Eggnog Pie {With a Gingersnap Crust}
 
Ingredients
For the crust:
  • 1 cup crushed gingersnap cookies
  • ½ stick butter, melted
For the Pie:
  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • ½ cup confectioner's sugar
  • ½ cup lightened up eggnog
  • 2 tablespoons light sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1½ cups sugar-free whipped topping
Method
  1. For the crust, combine crumbled cookies and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9" pie plate and freeze for approximately 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, beat the cream cheese, butter, and confectioner's sugar until creamy. Add in eggnog, sour cream and pumpking spice, and beat to combine. Fold in whipped topping. Spread into crust.
  3. Cover and freeze for4 hours or until firm. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes prior to serving.
  4. I garnished mine with some additional gingersnap crumbles, whipped topping, and some cranberries for color.

If you like this pie, here are some other quick and easy recipes you might want to add to your holiday list:

Toffee Cream Pie

 

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Pie 

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XO, Ashley