Skinny Eggnog Pie {With a Gingersnap Crust}

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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30 Comments

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Aimee!

      Reply
  1. Sarah C.

    Ok, so I’m going to a dessert party and I keep changing my mind every time I see one of your desserts. Now it’s the eggnog pie! Thanks for hosting.
    Sarah C. recently posted..Oatmeal Peppermint CookiesMy Profile

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    • Ashley

      This pie is perfect for entertaining since you can easily make it ahead!

      Reply
    • Ashley

      Thanks, Amy. Since it’s a “lighter” version, I decided that meant I could eat two pieces instead of one. 🙂

      Reply
  2. Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection

    I love that you made this skinny!! I certainly need more of those recipes around this time of year. It sounds fantastic too. Must give this a try when I finally grab some eggnog 🙂
    Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection recently posted..Grammy’s Creamy CheesecakeMy Profile

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    • Ashley

      I hear you. It’s so hard this time of year not to overindulge–at least it is for me!

      Reply
  3. Shannon @ Searching For Dessert

    I love eggnog so this pie sounds amazing! At first glance I thought that the cranberries were pomegranate seeds, either way I would love to eat half the pie 🙂
    Shannon @ Searching For Dessert recently posted..I wanna be a Milky Ways!My Profile

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  4. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    Oh, I am so glad you saved some eggnog for this pie! It looks fantastic! And the spicy cookie with the rum flavor works so well together!!! I am all about shortcuts in the kitchen to save time during the holidays:-)
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted..Gingerbread Pudding CookiesMy Profile

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    • Ashley

      I’ll put eggnog in anything given the chance. In fact, I used it in another recipe next week. 🙂 I just can’t get enough of it this time of year.

      Reply
    • Ashley

      Thanks, Roxana!

      Reply
  5. Hezzi-D

    Your pie looks gorgeous with the cranberries on top.
    Hezzi-D recently posted..Apple SquaresMy Profile

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    • Ashley

      Thank you so much!

      Reply
  6. Heather

    yes I am in panic mode
    yes anything is a negative calorie when compared to fudge
    and oh my yes I have to have this pie

    and once again = your pics are to die for
    Heather recently posted..Chocolate PopcornMy Profile

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    • Ashley

      Thanks, Heather! And I’m glad someone agrees with me about the negative calories. 🙂

      Reply
  7. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    OHHHH MYYYYYY GOOOOOOOSSSSSH!! This is so freaking awesome!! A healthy eggnog pie.. duuuuude, I want to live with you SO bad! Wichita, here I come. I’m afraid a fatty slice of this bad boy has my name all over it!
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel recently posted..Buttercream FudgeMy Profile

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    • Ashley

      My guest room is prepped and ready. 🙂 We’ll eat pie for dinner and Midori sours for dinner.

      Reply
  8. Meg @ BigRedClifford

    OH my!!!! So incredibly naughty looking, and I have to say, one of the best dessert pictures!! I would love it if you’d come link up to my Foto Friday Link party to show it off!!
    Meg @ BigRedClifford recently posted..foto friday // holiday {#1}My Profile

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    • Ashley

      Awww, Meg, you’re sweet! And I’m off to link-up at your party!

      Reply
    • Ashley

      You are too kind, Melissa. The great thing about this pie is that the eggnog flavor isn’t super strong–just a hint of eggnog–but it gives the pie a nice, creamy consistency. Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
  9. k sanders

    Really wanted to make this but the lightened up egg nog link isn’t working. : (

    Reply

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