Joy Bauer's Pumpkin Pie Shots
Joy Bauer's Pumpkin Pie Shots + Banana Cream Pie Shots + Apple Pie Shot + Slimming Sliders + Hot Buttered Rum
Nathan Congleton / TODAY
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The star ingredient of this recipe, pumpkin, is rich in beta-carotene which helps nourish skin, protect your joints, and keep eyesight sharp. Then, by mixing in a few simple ingredients — think vanilla yogurt, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and a sprinkling of graham cracker — you create a velvety pumpkin pie experience in a matter of seconds. The best part? Each pie shot is only 30 calories a piece. Bottoms up! 

Technique tip: Feel free to top with aerated whipped cream, chocolate shavings, mini chocolate chips or a dash of pumpkin pie spice for an extra delicious touch.  


    • 3/4 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt (traditional not Greek)
    • 3/4 cup 100% canned pumpkin puree
    • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more to taste
    • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
    • 6 graham cracker squares, finely crumbled
    • Aerated whipped cream, optional


In a mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar until smooth.

Add 1 tablespoon to the bottom of each shot glass and sprinkle on graham cracker. Layer on another tablespoon of pumpkin filling and sprinkling of graham cracker. Add a squirt of optional whipped cream and garnish with a dash of pumpkin pie spice (or ground cinnamon) and a small piece of graham cracker. Or get creative with garnishes and top whipped cream with chocolate shavings or mini chocolate chips!

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