Heart Healthy Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Southern sweet potato pie gets a deliciously heart- healthy update in this lighter version of the classic dessert. Enjoy a soft, sweet, and delicately spiced piece of tradition whenever you have a slice of this decadent treat.
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Ingredients
Recipe yields 10 servings
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg yolk
3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon zest, plus additional for garnish
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3 large sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled and mashed
1 cup fat free evaporated milk
3 large egg whites
1 (9-inch each) prepared pie shell, unbaked
1/4 cup fat free whipped topping (optional)
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Directions
Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar and salt. Add the egg yolk, lemon juice, lemon zest and cinnamon; mix well. Stir in the sweet potatoes and milk and mix to combine well.

Step 2

With a hand mixer, beat the egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold half of the egg whites into the sweet potato mixture until combined. Fold in the remaining half of the egg whites until combined. Pour the mixture into the pie shell.

Step 3

Bake for about 40 to 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool before serving. Pie can be made 1 day in advance and kept covered and chilled. Serve topped with a dollop of whipped topping and lemon zest for garnish, if desired.

Prep Time: 120 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 146
Make this for: Healthy Kids
Dietary Review:
Jane Schwartz, RDN, CLT
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Nutrition facts
Serving Size: 1 slice
Per serving:
calories:146
total fat:4g
sat fat:1g
cholesterol:30mg
sodium:161mg
total carb:24g
fibers:2g
proteins:4g

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Heart Healthy Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Ingredients
Recipe yields 10 servings
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg yolk
3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon zest, plus additional for garnish
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3 large sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled and mashed
1 cup fat free evaporated milk
3 large egg whites
1 (9-inch each) prepared pie shell, unbaked
1/4 cup fat free whipped topping (optional)
Directions
Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar and salt. Add the egg yolk, lemon juice, lemon zest and cinnamon; mix well. Stir in the sweet potatoes and milk and mix to combine well.

Step 2

With a hand mixer, beat the egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold half of the egg whites into the sweet potato mixture until combined. Fold in the remaining half of the egg whites until combined. Pour the mixture into the pie shell.

Step 3

Bake for about 40 to 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool before serving. Pie can be made 1 day in advance and kept covered and chilled. Serve topped with a dollop of whipped topping and lemon zest for garnish, if desired.

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