Healthy Recipes for National Pie Day

Would you believe it?  Tomorrow is National Pie Day! I still have some Thanksgiving pie in my refrigerator, but I would certainly feel less guilty if it were healthier. 

Thanks to the culinary staff at Wellspring Academies for creating these delicious and healthy pie recipes to enjoy during the holidays and throughout the year.  Each serving has less than 100 calories!!!!  Be sure to bookmark these for Christmas!

pumpkin pie from wellspring

Pumpkin Pudding Pie

Ingredients: 

  • 1 30 oz can of Libby’s Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix
  • 1/2 cup of Egg Beaters or egg whites
  • 1 cup evaporated skim milk
  • 2 9-inch pie pans

Directions:

Mix pumpkin pie mix, evaporated milk, and egg substitute in large bowl.  Pour into pie shells. Bake in preheated 425 degree oven for 15 minutes.  Reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake another 50-60 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool for 2 hours or refrigerate.  Serve plain or with fat free Cool Whip (15 calories for 2 tablespoons).

Yield: 12 3.5 oz servings

Nutritional information:
97 calories
.4 Fat grams
3.2 Protein grams
20 Carbohydrate grams

Sweet Potato Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 3 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 2/3 cup Egg Beaters
  • 1/3 cup nonfat vanilla soymilk
  • 1/3 cup sugar free maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup granulated Splenda
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp butter extract
  • 1/2 tsp molasses
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • Pam spray

Directions:

Preheat over to 350 F.  Wash and peel the sweet potato and the butternut squash. Dice each into 1/4″ cubes, and remove the seeds from the squash.  Microwave in a small bowl for 6-10 minutes, then let sit in microwave for an additional 5 minutes.  Place squash and sweet potato in a food processor and process until mostly smooth. Add all remaining ingredients except marshmallows and Pam to the food processor and process again until combined.  Lightly spray a medium baking dish with Pam.  Pour mixture into pan and evenly spread out.  Bake for 3-50 minutes, or until very soft.  Sprinkle marshmallows on top, then bake 3-5 more minutes, or until marshmallows are beginning to brown.  Allow to cool slightly, and then serve!

Yield:  8 servings

Approximate Nutritional Information:
84 calories/0g fat per serving

Enjoy!

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    • Stephen

      Please tell me where the Dec. 1st national pie date comes from. I don’t see how there can be two National Pie Days. According to the American Pie Council, January 23rd is the National Pie Day.

    • http://www.thriftymommy.com Karen Weideman

      Stephen,
      I have no clue where the date comes from. I just ran a search for the National Pie Day and both dates are showing up. http://library.thinkquest.org/2886/foo.htm