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Pumpkin Pie

A Heart-Healthy Recipe from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Total time: 70 minutes
Number of Servings: 9

A heart healthy, easy-to-prepare version of this holiday classic.


For the pie crust:

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup ground almonds
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp water

For the pie filling:

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup fat-free evaporated milk


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Make the pie crust: Mix oats, flour, almonds, sugar, and salt together in small mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl/measuring cup, blend the oil and water together with a fork or small wire whisk, until emulsified (fully blended).
  4. Add the oil mixture to the dry ingredients, and mix well. If needed, add a small amount of water to hold the dough together.
  5. Work the dough into a disk shape, and roll on a lightly floured surface into a 12-inch circle.
  6. Press into a 9-inch pie pan and bake for 8–10 minutes, or until light brown.
  7. Turn down oven to 350° F.
  8. Make the filling: Mix sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a bowl.
  9. Add eggs and vanilla, and mix to blend ingredients.
  10. Add pumpkin and milk, and stir to combine.
  11. Pour into prepared pie shell. Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean.

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