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Pumpkin Spice Ricotta Creme Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Ricotta Creme

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"Pumpkin is a food to avoid during Phase 1 of the diet, and it should be limited during Phase 2 and 3. However, you can capture that pumpkin pie flavor you love with the spice combination below - a Thanksgiving variation on the South Beach Diet classic ricotta creme dessert."

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  1. Mix together all the ingredients and chill. Scoop into dessert bowls or hollowed-out mini-pumpkins and serve.
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  • This recipe is optimal for Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet.
  • Copyright© 2003 Waterfront Media, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 30, 2006

Instead of using all the spices they recommended I just used the premade pumpkin pie spice. Much tastier and easier. I would also recommend doing like the recipe says and using low fat ricotta becuse the fat free leave a little bit of a film. Otherwise a really good treat

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 07, 2006

This was a very poor approximation of pumpkin pie in my opinion, largely due to the texture of the ricotta. A similar, but far better, recipe that is also South Beach-okay is the Mocha Ricotta Creme also on this site.


16 Ratings

Nov 17, 2004

This recipe is very good. I used it in phase one. Not sure if I should have but topped it w/ a dollup of fat free cool whip. Then it really gave it that pumpkin pie taste.

Jan 16, 2006

This was delicious! Tasted just like pumpkin pie. Next time I will reduce the amount of ginger, but very good otherwise. My favorite of all the versions of the ricotta creme desserts by far.

Jan 06, 2007

I don't think I can give ANY of the ricotta desserts 5 stars, but this was pretty darn good...used pumpkin pie spice instead of the others, an extra dash of cinnamon, and a bit more splenda...plus I used the food processor to make it as creamy as possible (that is one tough task!!) But it IS nice to have a sweet treat you don't have to feel guilty about...

Nov 05, 2006

I love this dessert for fall. To avoid that funny texture of part-skim ricotta, I make sure to use a high-quality ricotta. It's pricier of course but makes for a much smoother ricotta creme.

Jul 26, 2005

Tasted pretty good as a substitute to pumpkin pie during Phase I. I also thought it was good with fat-free cool whip on top.

May 17, 2005

Ewww!! This was not good. There was too much ginger and it burned the inside of your mouth after you swallowed each bite. I made it for some friends (also doing the South Beach diet) and we all took one bite and refused to eat any more. Needless to say we had Jell-O instead.


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  • Calories
  • 182 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.4 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 15 g
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 154 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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