Shannon here: Young Adult author, Audrey Hebbert shares her healthy pie recipe, crust and all. Audrey was supposed to be on in November, but I had a computer glitch. I think any time of the year is a great time for pumpkin pie. Audrey has a bonus giveaway, a copy of her young adult novel, Green Light Red Light. Every time you comment on this post, your name goes in the drawing. Deadline: March 3, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Audrey:
You will not find a flakier crust! It’s healthy, with olive oil and sea salt.
- 1 1/4 cup unbleached flour
- Pinch of Stevia sweetner powder (optional)
- 1/2 teasp. sea salt
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons water or soymilk
Mix the flour, sweetnener and salt together. Make a hole in the center (a well). Mix oil and water or soymilk together and pour into the hole. Mix with a fork until mixture forms a ball. Knead slightly and place in a 9-inch pie pan. No need to roll out! Press with fingers up the sides and across the bottom until crust is smooth.
Use only 3/4 cup flour and add 1/2 cup oatmeal that’s been pulsed in your food processor, or whole wheat flour. Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts if desired.
HEALTHY PUMPKIN PIE
- Set oven to 425 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl add ingredients one at a time and mix well–
2 eggs, beaten well
1 can or 15 oz. fresh pumpkin
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teasp. salt
1-2 teasp. pumpkin pie spice (or make your own pie spice–1/2 teasp ground cinnamon, 3/4 teasp ground ginger, 1/4 teasp nutmeg, 1/4 teasp ground cloves)
1 1/2 cups soymilk or 1 can evaporated milk
- Pour into the unbaked (9″) pie shell. Sprinkle with nutmeg if desired.
- Bake 15 minutes at 450 degrees, reduce to 350 degrees and bake about 45 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool and serve with real whipped cream.
REAL WHIPPED CREAM
Be sure you have enough for everyone–This recipe can be multiplied as many times as needed.
Pour 1 box (8 oz) heavy whipping cream into a chilled bowl. Whip with an electric mixer or hand held rotary beater until peaks just form. Be careful–overbeating results in butter! Add 1 tablespoon of sugar to taste until soft peaks form. Keep chilled until you’re ready to serve pie! Yum!
A message from Audrey: Thanks to Shannon for allowing me to share some of my bazilion healthy recipes. I hope you like this combination.
This P pie is the tastiest, easiest one I’ve ever made or eaten. I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to make changes, and share your ideas in Shannon’s comments section, or at www.audreyhebbert.com.
This may be the last time I post on someone’s blog. I’m still posting on my own blog, but otherwise I retired from writing in December. So far I’ve been a lifetime writer. Before I could read, I wrote the letters I knew and threw in a few pictures. Methinks I still do that.
People have been asking me where my white hair came from for years and years. Maybe I wrote so many scary articles, book reviews and devotionals my hair turned white. Could it have been the stories? Neither of my books (Green Light Red Light and R U Bullied?) is particularly scary.
You may want to try writing, too. Unless you’re already an author. But be careful. You’re too young for white hair.
There are advantages to looking old. I don’t help with the dishes or know computerese. If I don’t want to do something, I’m excused because everyone thinks I forgot. And people ask me lots of questions. I like that because I was a teacher for 20 years. I’d like to “hear” your questions and comments, too. Let’s support Shannon with our comments and encouragement!
About the book: Young Erika Slade accompanies Monica Moore, a lady old enough to be her grandmother, to China on an adventure to teach conversational English to Chinese college students. Monica, an out-spoken Christian, uses the English classes to share the story of Jesus Christ and meet needs of the heart in China. China is not open to Christian work, but this does not stop Monica.
Erika is young and naive, about the world and forgiveness. While with Monica she experiences a world, new to her, that gives her perspective. She sees and experiences Monica’s compassion. She learns about herself and forgiveness. Come along for the adventure of a lifetime. Monica Moore is intrepid, Erika Slade wonders what she is in for, and the story takes many twists and turns before the two return home.
Monica Moore is a fictitious name given to a real life woman who goes all around the world proclaiming truth and freedom in Jesus Christ. Green Light Red Light is the first book in the Monica Moore Series. This story is told in a way that both teens and adults can enjoy.
Come back Feb 24th for historical romance author, Cathy Richmond.