Southern Pecan Pie Recipe

Southern Pecan Pie Recipe

Incredibly delicious low fat southern pecan pie recipe with applesauce.

The South is known for its wonderful sinfully rich foods and nowhere can you sample that richness better than by enjoying a rich sugary piece of Southern Pecan pie.

While this dessert is tastefully delicious, it is sure to ruin almost any diet. Though high in calories, this dish can be made relatively low in fat content for those who need to cut down on their fats. However, due to the high calories and sugar content this dessert should be enjoyed sparingly and less often than other more healthy dessert choices.

Semi Low Fat Southern Pecan Pie recipe


3 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 cup corn syrup

2 T. unsweetened Applesauce

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup pecan halves

1-9 inch pie shell

Southern Pecan Pie Recipe:


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

In medium mixing bowl beat eggs slightly and then add sugar and beat again

add the corn syrup mixing that with the other ingredients

Mix in the rest of the ingredients and pour into a 9 inch pie shell

Bake in oven at 400 degree Fahrenheit for 15 minutes

Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake an additional 35 to 45 minutes or until the pie is brown and slightly puffed and set in the center.

Remove from the oven and cool for at least two hours before serving.

In this dessert, applesauce was substituted for the butter that normally is used. Please keep in mind that while this Southern Pecan recipe is lower in fat than the traditional recipe, it is far from being fat free so small portions are in order. This pie should be served with a meal that is lower in fats that normal to help balance the fat content of the overall meal.

Also keep in mind that this pie has an extremely high sugar content so that those watching their sugar should try a sugar free pecan Pie recipe.

Also keep in mind that while this is a wonderful dessert and should be enjoyed that part of eating healthy means making wise decisions and limiting how calorie content items like this pie to once or twice a year. This is not a dessert you will want to serve once a week but can provide a welcome treat on rare occasions.

There really are no bad foods but there are some foods that are bad for some people. Healthy eating is all about making those choices that are best for you and your family and knowing how much to eat of what foods to maintain optimal health. Oftentimes having a really sweet sinfully delicious food on rare occasions can help you maintain an overall healthy diet plan. So go ahead and enjoy this dessert savoring every bite and plan on having a lighter dessert like fresh fruit tomorrow night.

To learn more about healthy eating do your own research online or visit a dietician or take a healthy eating class. The more you know about eating the healthy the more comfortable you will be with the choices you make.


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