It’s that time of year—pies and sweets and tons of temptations! To ensure you stay on track with your weight loss goals while enjoying your favorite desserts this time of year, we’ve created healthier alternatives to seasonal treats. Bookmark this Maple Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe for a go-to this holiday season that won’t totally derail your healthy diet.
We’ve lightened up a classic pie recipe to create a diet-friendly dessert that’s just as delicious as the unhealthy version. For this recipe you’ll need four mini pie pans, one pie crust, egg whites, maple syrup, stevia baking blend, unsalted butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon, chopped pecans and chocolate chips. Mist each mini pie pan with nonstick cooking spray and press the pressed pie dough into each of the pans. In a large mixing bowl, combine egg whites, maple syrup, stevia, baking blend, butter, vanilla extract and cinnamon, followed by folding in chopped pecans. Evenly distribute the pie filling in each pan and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake the pies for approximately 25 minutes, or until the filling is set. Pro tip: Be sure to let the pies cool before removing from the pans!
Each one of these Maple Chocolate Pecan Pies makes five pieces, and each piece clocks in at just 90 calories each. On your Nutrisystem meal plan, one serving counts as three Extras. Be sure to log each piece in the NuMi app to ensure you aren’t enjoying one too many slices of this delicious pie! Keeping track of your daily food intake can increase your weight loss results. To learn more about the many benefits of using our NuMi app, check out 12 Reasons Downloading the NuMi App Will Help You Lose Weight >
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Servings: 20 (each pie serves 5)
Calories per Serving: 90
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 3 Extras
- 4 mini pie pans, 4” diameter
- 1 pie crust (uncooked), store-bought
- ¼ cup egg whites
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup stevia baking blend
- 1½ Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- 2 Tbsp. stevia sweetened chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Mist each mini pie pan lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll the pie dough out into a 12-inch circle. Using your mini pie pans as a guide, cut out 4 circles of dough about 4 inches in diameter. NOTE: You will have leftover dough. Discard or refrigerate for another use.
- Place each circle of dough into one of the pie pans. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix together egg whites, maple syrup, stevia baking blend, butter, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Then, fold in chopped pecans.
- Evenly distribute filling, about 1/4 cup per pie. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
- Bake for 25 minutes until the filling is set. Remove and cool completely before removing from pie pans.