Oh pecan pie…gloriously sweet and rich. But did you know that a small slice of pecan pie weighs in at a hefty 500 calories or so? Lighten up this recipe and you can cut the calories down by at least 150 without sacrificing taste. Savor every bite because this is not a light food but a super sweet treat!
Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 slice with 1 Tbsp fat-free whipped topping)
- 1/2 cup Splenda® brown sugar blend
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 2/3 cup quick oats
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 2 Tbsp Promise light tub margarine, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup Egg Beaters® egg substitute
- 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
- 1 refrigerated pie dough crust (trans-fat free and preferably fat-reduced)
- Fat-free whipped topping, thawed
Preheat oven to 325 ºF. Combine all ingredients listed above pie crust, stirring well. Pour into prepared crust and bake for 60 minutes or until center is set. Cool and slice. Serve with a dollop of fat-free whipped topping.
Nutritional Information per Serving:
Calories: 330, Fat: 12 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 210 mg, Carbohydrate: 55 g, Dietary Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 4 g
This recipe is compliments of Dr. Janet Brill. Nationally recognized nutrition, health and fitness expert and published author Dr. Janet Brill is the director of nutrition for Fitness Together, the world’s largest organization of personal trainers. Dr. Janet specializes in cardiovascular disease prevention and has authored three books on the topic; the most recent is Prevent a Second Heart Attack (Three Rivers Press, Feb 2011.) Prevent a Second Heart Attack follows the bestselling book, Cholesterol Down (Three Rivers Press, 2006). Her third book, a sequel to Cholesterol DOWN, titled Blood Pressure DOWN (Three Rivers Press) was released on May 7, 2013.