Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Low Calorie No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
(234 calories | 9 9 9 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
I'm afraid that I've fallen head-over-heels into the pumpkin recipe patch this year. It doesn't help that I've always loved fall and it's two golden children: apples and pumpkin.
And if there's anything I love as much as easy slow cooker recipes, it's easy no-bake desserts. So when I saw a recipe for an easy no bake pumpkin cheesecake I knew I wanted to attempt a lightened up version.
Skinny on Easy Low Calorie No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
Quick + Easy, it took all of 10 minutes to mix together the pumpkin cheesecake filling and plop it into a prepared graham cracker crust. The hardest thing about this easy low calorie no-bake pumpkin cheesecake pie is waiting 3+ hours until it chills and sets up.
I adapted a pumpkin cheesecake recipe from Kraft. To lighten it up, I substituted half fat-free cream cheese and half reduced-fat cream cheese for the full fat kind. And used less whipped topping to give the filling a slightly firmer consistency.
Sweet and creamy with just the right amount of spice, this is much less dense than traditional baked pumpkin cheesecake.
Rod really loved this easy no-bake pumpkin cheesecake pie. He probably could have eaten it all in one sitting, but showed restraint enjoying a slice for dessert every night until it was gone.
How Many Calories/WW Points in this Easy Low Calorie No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake?
According to my calculations, each slice has 234 calories and:
9 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
9 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
9 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
6 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Not bad when you consider a slice of pumpkin cheesecake at Costco and Olive Garden will set you back 570 and 870 calories, respectively. But if you want to lower the calories and WW SmartPoints even further, here are a few ideas:
WW Low Calorie No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Substitutions & Variations
Sugar Free No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake: Substituting your favorite low or no calorie sweetener for the brown sugar will shave 1-2 SmartPoints from each serving depending on the sweetener you choose.
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Shooters: Skipping the crust and serving the no bake pumpkin cheesecake filling in shot glass or little parfait dishes will shave 4 SmartPoints per serving.
If you like pumpkin you gotta give this a try.
Here's a super simple way to make healthy pressure cooker pumpkin puree at home.
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Easy No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
- 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened
- 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup thawed whipped topping (such as cool whip or Truwhip)
- 1 Ready-to-use reduced fat graham cracker crumb crust (6 ounces)
- Beat the cream cheeses, pumpkin, sugar and pumpkin pie spice with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
- Gently stir in 1 cup of the whipped topping.
- Spoon the pumpkin cream cheese mixture into crust.
- Refrigerate at least 3 hours (or overnight if you can).
- Serve topped with whipped topping, if desired.
Substitutions/VariationsSugar Free No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake:
Substituting your favorite low or no calorie sweetener for the brown sugar will shave *1-2 SmartPoints from each serving depending on the sweetener you choose. No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Shooters:
Skipping the crust and serving the no bake pumpkin cheesecake filling in shot glass or little parfait dishes will shave *4 SmartPoints per serving. 9 *SmartPoints (Green plan) 9 *SmartPoints (Blue plan) 9 *SmartPoints (Purple plan) 6 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Source: adapted from Kraft
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
More Yummy Low Calorie Pumpkin Recipes for Weight Watchers
- Low Fat Pumpkin Mousse Fluff
- Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Pudding
- Weight Watchers 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins
- Low Fat Impossible Pumpkin Pie
- Healthy Mini Pumpkin Pies (Hungry Girl)
- Pumpkin Roll, Lightened Up (SkinnyTaste)
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Originally published 10/2014; Updated with new WW SmartPoints, photos and text 11/2019
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