If you’re looking for an easy and elegant dessert that’s perfect for the holidays, then this dish is for you. I recently had the opportunity to put my own spin on these delicious Reduced Sugar Simple Pumpkin Napoleons from the JELL-O website. The completed dish along with a photo slideshow are posted on the Kitchen Daily website. I had a lot of fun making this recipe and even got my husband involved in the final assembly. In fact, I had to stop him from eating all of the pumpkin filling before we were done! The combination of JELL-O Vanilla Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Pudding, COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping and canned pumpkin created a delicious filling with great flavor and a light, creamy texture. Layering the crispy wontons with the pumpkin filling was easy and fun- a perfect way to get your family involved in the kitchen. For an elegant twist, I made some of the napoleons by piping the filling onto the wonton wrappers with a piping bag but you can just as easily spoon the filling on. A drizzle of maple syrup and some chopped pecans finish the dish. For an adult version, try stirring a little bourbon into the maple syrup for added flavor.
Reduced Sugar Simple Pumpkin Napoleons
Makes 12 servings
1 cup cold fat-free milk
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin
2 packages (1 oz each) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Pudding
1 1/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping
36 wonton wrappers (3 inch)
3 tablespoons margarine, melted (I used unsalted butter)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon granulated sugar substitute
1/2 cup lite maple-flavored or pancake syrup
2 tablespoons bourbon (optional)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped PLANTERS Pecans, toasted
Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Beat the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl with a whisk for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick). Stir in the COOL WHIP. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Meanwhile, place wonton wrappers on parchment-covered baking sheets, Brush with margarine (or butter).
Combine cinnamon and sugar substitute; sprinkle over wontons. Bake 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove to wire racks. Cool completely.
Meanwhile, heat the maple syrup and bourbon (optional) together in a saucepan.
Top each of 12 wonton wrappers with about 2 tablespoons of the pumpkin mixture. Or for a more elegant presentation, use a piping bag to pipe the filling on.
Repeat the layers twice. Drizzle with bourbon-infused maple syrup just before serving. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.
One serving:Calories 200; Fat 8g; (Sat 2.5g); Protein 4g; Carb 29g; Fiber 2g
To see the article with completed slideshow on the Kitchen Daily site, CLICK HERE.
For this recipe and more delicious treats, visit the JELL-O website and CLICK HERE.