Just like pumpkin pie, Pumpkin-Applesauce Squares are spiced with cinnamon, ginger, cloves and allspice. The recipe calls for canned pumpkin, so it's quick and easy to fix. Each serving is fat-free. The recipe is from "500 More Fat-Free Recipes" by Sarah Schlesinger (Villard Books, $25).
Preparation time: 15 minutes plus 10 minutes cooling time
Cooking time: 20 minutes
6 egg whites
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
11/2 cups sugar
2 cups canned pumpkin
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons low-sodium baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon allspice
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine egg whites, applesauce, sugar and pumpkin in a large bowl; mix thoroughly.
Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and allspice in a separate bowl.
Combine flour mixture and applesauce-pumpkin mixture. Stir just until all ingredients are moistened. Transfer to an 8- by 8-inch nonstick baking pan sprayed with vegetable spray. Bake until lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Allow to cool before serving. Makes 24 servings.
Nutrition facts per serving: 101 cal., 0 g fat, 0 mg chol., 2 g pro., 24 g carbo., 1 g dietary fiber, 20 mg sodium.