Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  345
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  43 g
  • Fat  18 g
  • Cholesterol  5 mg
  • Sodium  166 mg
  • Potassium  21 mg
  • Phosphorus  22 mg
  • Calcium  28 mg
  • Fiber  0.8 g

Frost on the Pumpkin Pie

Frost on the Pumpkin Pie Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Diane from Nebraska is an irresistable kidney-friendly Halloween dessert. Take it to your next party.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Diane from Nebraska.

Portions: 16 (2 pies)     Serving size: 1/8 of one pie


  • 2-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2/3 cup unsalted margarine
  • 16 ounces Pillsbury® Creamy Supreme® Sour Cream Vanilla Frosting
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 8 ounces frozen nondairy dessert topping


  1. Heat oven to 350º F. Set dessert topping out to thaw.
  2. In small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon cloves and melted  margarine; stir until blended. Reserve 4 tablespoons of crumbs for topping.
  3. Press remaining crumbs over bottom and up sides of two 9-inch pie pans.
  4. Bake at 350º F for 6 minutes.  Cool.
  5. In a large bowl, combine  frosting, sour cream, pumpkin, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ginger and 1/4 teaspoon cloves. Pour filling into prepared crusts.
  6. Spread dessert topping over filling; sprinkle reserved graham crackers crumbs over top.
  7. Freeze to set up, then refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  8. Store remaining dessert in refrigerator.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 starch
  • 1 nondairy
  • 1 fat 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • You can buy graham cracker crumbs or make your own by crushing 36 graham cracker squares.

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Frost on the Pumpkin Pie

barbarabish says:


What can be substituted for the 16 oz of frosting? I do not want to cook using a product that contains partially hydrogenated soybean oil (very unhealthy in my book). Also, I do not like the artificial food colourings in the ingredient list. Any healthy substitution is appreciated :- )Dietitian comment: You can make a homemade icing instead. Try the vanilla butter cream frosting at or search online for a recipe. This recipe does not contain artificial food coloring.

Dec. 19, 2013, 4:52 PM - Inappropriate review?

Frost on the Pumpkin Pie

kr92097 says:


A patient's mother made this pie and she thought it was very good!

Dec. 30, 2009, 6:48 AM - Inappropriate review?

Frost on the Pumpkin Pie

AnneRD says:


This recipe was a huge hit with our patients and teammates alike. It is very easy to make, and incredibly delicious.

Jan. 06, 2009, 11:00 AM - Inappropriate review?

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