Hello divas! I hope that your week has gotten off to a fantastic start. It seems like winter has chosen mid-March to show up here in Tennessee so it’s a bit cold. But otherwise it has been a pretty good week. After all, today is Pi Day 🙂
For those of you who don’t know, my full-time job is in the Math department of a local university here in Chattanooga. And my bestie is a Math person so I am surrounded by Math it seems. And one of the funnest days of the year is Pi Day (March 14th) because it is 3.14 on the calendar (get it? lol). Since it is Pi Day, what better way to celebrate than to eat pie?
So today I am sharing another easy healthy recipe. I ran the KY Derby half a couple of years ago and spent some time in Louisville, KY. I fell in love with all things derby, including the pie. So today I am sharing a new easy healthy dessert recipe – my lite derby pie.
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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