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100 Calorie Dessert in an Instant!

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Did you just realize that you didn't make a dessert?  Need a dish to bring to a potluck?  Can't figure out how to pass off a supermarket pie as your own?  Don't worry, here is a dessert in a flash.  It's easy to make and has only 100 calories per serving.  Perfect for any diet, this luscious mousse has a healthy dose of vitamin A, beta carotene and fiber, yet is low in sugar, fat and calories.  A crunchy gingersnap is a great garnish.  Thank Marlene Koch, RD, author of: Eat What You Love: More than 300 Incredible Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat & Calories.

Creamy Instant Pumpkin Mousse
 
Makes 8 servings
 
1 (4-serving-size) package fat-free sugar-free instant butterscotch pudding mix
3/4 cup low-fat milk
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin purée
1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
3 cups light whipped topping, thawed
 
In a large bowl, beat together the pudding mix and milk until slightly thickened. Add the pumpkin pie spice and mix until well combined.  Gently fold in the whipped topping in three additions. Spoon 1/2 cup into eight individual dishes. Chill for 30 minutes before serving.

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