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Can you use vanilla-yogurt as a replacement ingredient in fresh pumpkin pie?

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I am going to do a pumpkin pie where the filling recipe includes 1 cup of half-and-half and 3/4 cup of sugar as part of the ingredients (in addition to the pumpkin puree, some spices, salt, eggs, etc...).

I'm just curious if using vanilla yogurt in place of the half-and-half and sugar would be an ok substitution? I know the flavor would change some, but I'm more curious about the "science", I suppose, of the baking to make sure the consistency would be somewhat similar, and that there's no weird curdling or something?

Happy Thanksgiving,
-Nico

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  1. I think the yogurt could replace the dairy, but you'd have to add sugar to taste, probably.

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    1. re: blue room

      I think texture would be fine if you used whole milk yogurt. But it would be alot of vanilla foe my taste.

    2. I would think the fat content of the half and half is part of the recipe. If it is whole milk yogurt, that would be close but still not the same.

      Go ahead and try it and report back...