Sweet Potato Pecan “Pie”

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Sides, Desserts
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The rich flavors of Pecan Pie can be enjoyed on a diet with our lightened-up Sweet Potato Pecan Pie recipe that combines six simple ingredients to create a classic dessert.

If you’re craving something sweet this season you don’t have to derail your healthy diet with a calorie-filled piece of pie that is made with a list of unhealthy ingredients. And to ensure you’re staying on track with your healthy eating habits even when your sweet tooth calls, we’ve created a Sweet Potato Pecan Pie recipe that lightens up a classic recipe. A whole lot healthier and equally as delicious, our Sweet Potato Pecan Pie can be whipped up in six simple steps.

To make this delicious “pie,” simply scoop out the insides of a medium-sized sweet potato and keep the skin intact. Mash the sweet potato with cinnamon and scoop the filling back into the skin of the potato. In a mixing bowl, thoroughly combine oil, maple syrup, brown sugar and pecans. Pour the mixture on top of each filled sweet potato half and press chopped pecans into the filling. Bake the “pie” for about fifteen minutes and serve warm.

Each sweet potato half is one serving and counts as one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel and one Extra on your Nutrisystem meal plan. Clocking in at just 176 calories per serving, this lightened-up pie recipe is a dieter’s dream. Each serving of this Nutrisystem-approved dessert should be logged in the NuMi app to ensure you are staying on track with your weight loss goals. Consistently keeping track of your daily intake can increase weight loss results. Learn more about the benefits of using our easy-to-use food tracker app.

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Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: 176

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel and 1 Extra


  • 1 medium baked sweet potato, halved
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar free maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. Truvia® brown sugar blend
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Scoop out the insides of the sweet potato into a bowl. Keep the skin intact.
  3. Mash the sweet potato with the cinnamon.
  4. Scoop the filling back to each potato.
  5. In a small bowl, combine oil, syrup, brown sugar, and pecans. Pour on top of sweet potato and slightly press the pecan downs.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.
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