Hello divas and happy Friday! I hope that you have had a spectacular week so far and have some fabulous plans for the weekend. My plans are to stay home and unpack from my trip to Louisville last weekend and watch the Kentucky Derby. I love this time of year watching all the amazing horses in the triple crown races. To celebrate Derby week, I have been sharing easy healthy recipes (see skinny mint julep recipe) that are typical for any Derby watching party. Today I am sharing my Easy Lightened Derby Pie recipe.
Derby Pie is a favorite of mine. I think my grandmother made it for me for most of my life and I love any chance I have to eat it (such as my lunch at Churchill Downs last week 🙂 ). This version is super easy to make and I have substituted some of the more fattening ingredients for healthier options.
There are not a whole lot of ingredients in a Derby Pie. Usually just butter, eggs, sugar, flour, vanilla, chocolate chips and pecans. I opted to use vanilla greek yogurt instead of butter, a sugar substitute for the sugar, liquid egg whites for the eggs and dark chocolate chips instead of the semi-sweet. But you take all the ingredients and you mix them together in a large mixing bowl.
Pour the mixture into a pie crust (I opted for a reduced fat graham cracker crust) and bake in the oven for 45 minutes.
When done, you have a lightened version of a traditional Derby Pie. I topped mine with some sugar free cool whip for a fabulous dessert.
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Do you watch the Kentucky Derby? Have you ever been?