Takeaway: Substituting certain ingredients in some of your favorite pie recipes can make a big difference in the calorie, sugar, fat, and carb content. These apple, pumpkin, pecan, and key-lime pie recipes are much healthier and just as delicious as some of the classics!

They’re simple. They’re delicious and… there’s always room for more. Pie is the most traditional American dessert, but even the oldest of food traditions can use some modern-day health improvements. A healthy pie recipe is a good idea any time of year—not just on Thanksgiving.

The Top Healthy Pie Recipes

Did you know that a single slice of pie can contain up to 800 calories and 30 grams of fat? That’s a high caloric price to pay for a small piece of indulgence. But with a few ingredient upgrades, you can indulge in a piece (or two) of pie guilt and regret free.

Choose from one of the many healthy pie recipes provided below to satisfy your dessert needs with half the calories and double the flavor:

Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Healthy Pumpkin Pie

1. Diabetic Living Magazine’s Traditional Pumpkin Pie

Get the classic creamy pumpkin taste with fewer grams of saturated fat and sugar. This diabetic-approved recipe is packed with vitamin A and C, calcium, and potassium.

  • Calories: 187 calories
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 111 mg
  • Sugar: 15 g

2. Skinny Pumpkin Pie

This classic Thanksgiving dinner pumpkin pie recipe will have your guests asking for seconds! To lighten things up, this recipe uses less sugar and a thinner crust.

  • Calories: 137
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.5 mg
  • Sodium: 114 mg
  • Sugar: 16.5 g

3. Cranberry-Orange Almond Crunch Pumpkin Pie

Your typical Pumpkin Pie recipe with healthier toppings! Bran cereal, almonds, and dried cranberries make a quick, pretty, and crunchy topping for this crustless pumpkin pie.

  • Calories: 141
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 1 mg
  • Sodium: 76 mg
  • Sugar: 22 g

4. Ginger-Chocolate Crunch Pumpkin Pie

An easy gingersnap topping jazzes up this crustless pumpkin pie recipe. This recipe is packed with vitamin A and makes for one healthy dessert.

  • Calories: 167
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 104 mg
  • Sugar: 23 g

5. Basic Crustless Pumpkin Pie

This low-fat crustless pumpkin pie is a perfect dessert for any guests at your dinner table who are watching their weight and counting their calories.

  • Calories: 95
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 1 mg
  • Sodium: 59 mg
  • Sugar: 17 g

Healthy Apple Pie Recipes

Healthy Apple Pie Recipes

1. Clean Classic Apple Pie

A healthier apple pie recipe with a flaky whole wheat crust and lots of cozy cinnamon-spiced apples. Your family and friends will be begging you to share this healthy pie recipe!

  • Calories: 140
  • Fat: 4.4 g
  • Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.3 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 11 mg
  • Sodium: 105 mg
  • Sugar: 10.6 g

2. Apple Pie Baked Apples

Everything you love about apple pie–the gooey cinnamon filling, the warm apples, the buttery homemade pie crust–all baked inside an apple. These apple pie baked apples are a fun, festive and healthy dessert option that everyone can enjoy.

  • Calories: 211 *Calculated without the pie crust
  • Fat: 1.4 g
  • Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.9 g
  • Protein: 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 12 mg
  • Sodium: 17 mg
  • Sugar: 43.4 g

3. Double-Crusted Apple Pie

This pie is the type of dessert that evokes memories of childhood and family. Make this pie for tonight’s family dinner and reminisce about the good old days.

  • Calories: 333
  • Fat: 11.2 g
  • Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.2 g
  • Protein: 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 3 mg
  • Sodium: 245 mg
  • Sugar: 36 g

4. Cinnamon Swirl Apple Pie

Instead of topping your apple pie with a full crust, cover the dough in cinnamon sugar, roll it up and slice it like cinnamon rolls to make fun swirls to top the pie. The best part about this healthy pie recipe is that everyone can get involved. Ask your kids to help make these fun cinnamon swirls!

  • Calories: 289
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 36 mg
  • Sodium: 222 mg
  • Sugar: 9 g

5. No-Sugar Added Mini Apple Pies

These delectable single-serving tarts are gluten-free and sweetened with dates instead of refined added sugars. Top with a little unsweetened whipped cream to take this special—yet healthy—dessert to the next level.

  • Calories: 228
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 13 mg
  • Sodium: 98 mg
  • Sugar: 12 g

Healthy Pecan Pie Recipes

Healthy Pecan Pie Recipes

1. Pumpkin Pecan Pie

This recipe combines the sweet, subtle flavor of pumpkin with the nuttiness of pecans. The pecans create a beautiful pattern on top and deliver the perfect creamy to crunchy ratio.

  • Calories: 296
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 47 mg
  • Sodium: 153 mg
  • Sugar: 17 g

2. Paleo Pecan Pie

This is one of our favorite paleo friendly healthy pie recipes we found. This recipe allows you to indulge in all your favorite ingredients without having to take a detour from your diet plan.

  • Calories: 570
  • Fat: 43 g
  • Fiber: 7.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39 g
  • Protein: 8.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 82 mg
  • Sodium: 300 mg
  • Sugar: 22 g

3. Healthy Vegan Pecan Pie

The popular dessert that usually contains a ton of butter and eggs can be veganized!  Not only is this pie vegan, but it’s 100% natural and actually good for you. This recipe omits all butter, egg, corn syrup and processed white sugar, and it still tastes great!

  • Calories: 290
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: Not stated
  • Sodium: 170 mg
  • Sugar: 25 g

4. Oatmeal Pecan Pie

Switch things up in a healthy way by adding rolled oats to this classic dessert for heartiness and texture. Follow this healthy pie recipe to reduce the number of calories from 536 to 311!

  • Calories: 311
  • Fat: 11.3 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.4 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 42 mg
  • Sodium: 181 mg
  • Sugar: Not stated

5. Mini Maple Pecan Pies

Healthy pie recipes can come in all shapes and sizes! These mini pies with only 19 carbs per serving let you enjoy the festive treat without feeling guilty about it.

  • Calories: 182
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 7 mg
  • Sodium: 89 mg
  • Sugar: 10 g

6. Maple-Bourbon Pecan Pie

The maple syrup and bourbon infuse this healthy pie with a distinctive sweetness. For a decadent treat, top this warm pie with low-fat vanilla ice cream!

  • Calories: 308
  • Fat: 16.2 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.6 g
  • Protein: 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 51 mg
  • Sodium: 203 mg
  • Sugar: Not stated

Healthy Key Lime Pie Recipes

Healthy Key Lime Pie Recipes

1. Healthy Key Lime Pie

You’d never know this tangy, sweet, and ultra creamy pie recipe is low in sugar, low fat, high protein, and gluten-free. This healthy key lime pie recipe has the perfect tart-to-sweet ratio.

  • Calories: 250
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37 g
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 85 mg
  • Sodium: 290 mg
  • Sugar: 17 g

2. Lighter Key Lime Pie

This lighter version of key lime pie keeps all the tang and graham goodness of the traditional dessert but with a lot fewer calories and fat.

  • Calories: 280
  • Fat: 8.9 g
  • Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.2 g
  • Protein: 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 84 mg
  • Sodium: 147 mg
  • Sugar: Not stated

3. Vegan Key Lime Pie With Blackberry

This is one of our favorite healthy pie recipes. The combination of lime and blackberry yields the perfect amount of sweetness in your mouth! No one would ever guess it’s full of healthy ingredients!

  • Calories: 573
  • Fat: 37 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 61 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 4 mg
  • Sodium: 245 mg
  • Sugar: 35 g

4. Key Lime Pie with Pretzel Crust

You don’t have to be in the Florida Keys to enjoy a great tasting (and healthy) key lime pie. The tart filling, made with low-fat key lime flavored yogurt, sits atop a crust made with pretzels and sliced almonds.

  • Calories: 153
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 13 mg
  • Sodium: 180 mg
  • Sugar: 10 g

5. Low Fat Easy Key Lime Pie

One of the easiest and tastiest healthy pie recipes! You can substitute the gelatin and yogurt for any flavor you like such as strawberry, lemon, or orange.

  • Calories: 171
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.2 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.4 mg
  • Sodium: 163.3 mg
  • Sugar: 14 g

Other Healthy Pie Recipes

1. Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut butter pie has never been healthier or more delicious! Stick to peanut butter without any extra ingredients and Greek yogurt to get the maximum amount of protein from this healthy dessert recipe!

  • Calories: 344
  • Fat: 24 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Protein: 16 g
  • Cholesterol: 2 g
  • Sodium: 239 mg
  • Sugar: 15 g

2. Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie

Paleo Banana Cream Pie is lower in carbohydrates than the regular kind, and with only 5 ingredients, far easier to make. If you love banana, then this is the healthy pie recipe for you’ve been searching for.

  • Calories: 374
  • Fat: 31 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: Not stated
  • Sodium: 136 mg
  • Sugar: 10 g

3. Peach Pie

Peach Pie

A peach pie is a must-try when it comes to healthy pie recipes! This peach pie tastes like the essence of summer. Your family and friends will love this delicious dessert packed with essential vitamins.

  • Calories: 309
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 46 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 43 mg
  • Sodium: 185 mg
  • Sugar: 14 g

4. Fresh Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie

Fresh strawberries top a lightly sweet cream cheese filling in this healthy pie recipe. Top it off with a swirl of whipped cream for a delicious and photo-worthy finish.

  • Calories: 270
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 35 mg
  • Sodium: 137 mg
  • Sugar: 22 g

5. Vegan Purple Sweet Potato Pie

Purple Sweet Potato Pie

This Vegan Purple Sweet Potato Pie is as delicious as it is pretty. It’s made with purple yams which give it a natural bright purple color. This healthy pie recipe just so happens to be paleo and gluten-free too!

  • Calories: 363
  • Fat: 15. 7 g
  • Fiber: 5.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.9 g
  • Protein: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 450 mg
  • Sugar: 21 g

6. Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie

The beloved classic lemon meringue pie gets a low carb, grain-free makeover. The lemon filling is both tart and sweet, and the meringue is crisp on the outside, tender in the middle.

  • Calories: 218
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.22 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 98 mg
  • Sodium: 174 mg
  • Sugar: Not stated

7. Greek Yogurt Fruit Tart

Greek Yogurt Fruit Tart

This healthy fruit tart is made with a gluten-free two ingredient crust, protein-packed Greek yogurt, and plenty of fresh fruit.

  • Calories: 219
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: Not stated
  • Sodium: 2 mg
  • Sugar: 28 g

8. Chocolate Caramel-Peanut Crunch Pie

Chocolate Caramel-Peanut Crunch Pie

Healthy pie recipes can be both chocolatey and delicious! This classic combo of chocolate and peanut butter is low in sodium and calories. Get an extra flavor boost by topping a piece of this pie with a scoop of caramel ice cream!

  • Calories: 171
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 7 mg
  • Sodium: 207 mg
  • Sugar: 9 g

9. Snicker’s Pie

Snicker's Pie

The gluten-free, refined sugar-free, paleo, vegan, raw, chocolatey, caramelly, peanut butter-y Snickers Pie recipe is here. This pie is super easy to make, and it will wow all your house party attendees. It’s packed with fiber, and good fats from the coconut and nuts and will fill you up, rather than spike your blood sugar and leave you feeling groggy.

  • Calories: 447
  • Fat: 25 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 55 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: Not stated
  • Sodium: 206 mg
  • Sugar: 41 g

10. Chia Carrot Pie

Chia Carrot Pie

Staple spice-rack spices create all the depth of classic chai tea in this luscious, carrot-packed, whole-grain dessert. This is one of the only healthy pie recipes that combines pumpkin pie and carrot cake ingredients to make the ultimate dessert.

  • Calories: 291
  • Fat: 12.2 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 65 mg
  • Sodium: 334 mg
  • Sugar: 20 g

11. Malt Shop Ice Cream Pie

Malt Shop Ice Cream Pie

Think of this no-cook pie as a deconstructed hot fudge sundae in an ice-cream cone—crushed cones form the crust cradling the malt-flavored ice cream and toppings.

  • Calories: 316
  • Fat: 7.8 g
  • Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 57.7 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg
  • Sodium: 155 mg
  • Sugar: Not stated

12. White Chocolate-Raspberry Pie

White Chocolate-Raspberry Pie

This is an instant hit for chocolate lovers looking for healthy pie recipes! White chocolate and raspberry? Talk about a match made in heaven! A sweet cookie crust serves as the base for the perfect pairing of a creamy white chocolate filling and fresh raspberries.

  • Calories: 191
  • Fat: 10.3 g
  • Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g
  • Protein: 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 24 mg
  • Sodium: 92 mg
  • Sugar: Not stated

13. Chocolate Fudge Pie

Chocolate Fudge Pie

If you’re the type of person who likes to plan and cook ahead than this is the healthy pie recipe for you. This make-ahead dessert needs to chill for at least 4 hours. Make this recipe the day before your next office party and impress all your coworkers.

  • Calories: 272
  • Fat: 8.6 g
  • Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.5 g
  • Protein: 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 51 mg
  • Sodium: 150 mg
  • Sugar: Not stated

14. Maple-Walnut Cranberry Pie

Maple-Walnut Cranberry Pie

While the buttery, maple-scented filling is inspired by classic pecan pie, this recipe swaps in toasted walnuts.  Chopped, fresh cranberries are added for a beautiful pop of color and a tart flavor contrast that cuts the sweetness.

  • Calories: 287
  • Fat: 14.6 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 62 mg
  • Sodium: 210 mg
  • Sugar: Not stated

15. Frozen Raspberry Pie

Frozen Raspberry Pie

This creamy, luscious pie is heart healthy and low in sodium. The chocolate-cookie crust bed this delicious raspberry pie rests on makes for the ultimate healthy frozen dessert.

  • Calories: 220
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 4 mg
  • Sodium: 165 mg
  • Sugar: 24 g

How to Make a Healthy Pie Crust

Excess carbohydrates can hide in the crust of any healthy pie recipe; however, there are a variety of ingredients that can be substituted to reduce the number of carbs and calories without sacrificing the quality of a dessert crust.

Healthy Pie Crust

Everyday Health suggests implementing the following 5 tricks for a healthier pie crust:

  1. Lose the Fat: Swap your butter for canola or olive oil.
  2. Add Fiber: Use whole-wheat flour instead of white.
  3. Go Topless: Try a pie with only a bottom crust.
  4. Use Oats: Replace some of your flour with oats instead.
  5. Go Nuts: Using nuts in your crust will add tons of flavor and nutrients.

Try this easy-to-follow healthy pie crust recipe that only has 15.3 grams of carbohydrates per serving!

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