There's no last minute fuss and muss when you freeze spoonfuls of whipped cream to use later. Just drop whipped cream by 8 spoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Freeze uncovered at least 2 hours. Then, place frozen mounds of whipped cream in a freezer container. Cover tightly and freeze no longer than 2 months.
Lighten up! For 2 grams of fat and 120 calories per serving, omit the pastry and whipped cream. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray. Use evaporated fat-free milk. Make filling as directed; pour into pie plate. Bake about 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Read the canned pumpkin label carefully to ensure you’re not buying canned pumpkin pie mix, which already contains seasonings.
Short on time? Use whipped topping instead of making the sweetened whipped cream.