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A Pair of Delicious Low Calorie Pies

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Autumn is the prime time for pies. Baking warms up your home and the pie warms up your body. For people trying to watch their calorie intake this season, a delicious pie can seem like nothing more than a bad temptation. But you shouldn't have to forego the pleasures of pie eating just because the calorie count is too high. Enjoy these two delicious low-cal pie recipes.

Sweet potato pie doesn't have to  be loaded with calories. Sweet potato pie doesn't have to be loaded with calories.

1. Sweet Potato Pie
The nuyu™ Activity Tracker makes it easy to count the number of calories you burn each day, but counting the calories you consume can be a little trickier. Here's the nutritional breakdown of this tasty sweet potato pie recipe. Serves 12 people.

Nutrition per serving:
222 calories, 125mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 2g fiber and 6g protein

Ingredients:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
  • 12 ounces dehydrated skim milk
  • 16 ounces baked sweet potatoes, skinned
  • Pie crust.

Directions
Heat your oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, milk and sweet potatoes until the consistency is even. Gently pour the mixture into a pie crust. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Ginger Peach pie is delicious and low in calories.Ginger Peach pie is delicious and low in calories.

2. Ginger Peach Pie
In many of the southern and western states, peach season lasts through October, meaning you can still get delicious pieces of fruit for this recipe. This is a great treat for when you want step outside of the established stable of autumnal pies. It's also lower in calories than those traditional pie types. Serves 12 people.

Nutrition per serving:
199 calories, 195mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate, 8.2g fat (2g saturated fat), 1g fiber, 2g protein

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups peaches, diced and peeled
  • 2 teaspoons candied ginger, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Pie crust.

Directions
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix the peaches, ginger and salt. In a pan, stir together the water, cornstarch and sugar and cook until it reaches a thick consistency. Combine in the peach and ginger mixture, folding gently. Pour everything into your pie crust and bake for 25 minutes or until brown on top.

 
 
 

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