Recipe by The South Beach Diet Online
"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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part-skim ricotta cheese
ground dried ginger
2 (1 gram) packets
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pumpkin Spice Ricotta Creme
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 89
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