Recipe Makeovers

Lighter, healthier, but just as tasty: See how we made over these favorite dishes.

Recipe Makeover: Our 1987 Apple Pie

Could new kitchen techniques improve on one of our very first recipes? Yes, with a secret ingredient in the crust. By Sidney Fry, MS, RD

Piecrust Step 2
Photo: Brian Woodcock

Piecrust Step 2

Healthier fats make for a soft dough. After processing, turn dough out onto a surface and knead gently 3 or 4 times, just enough to gather dough together; any more handling might toughen the crust.

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25 Best Vegetarian

Whether you have made the full vegetarian plunge or just want to mix it up, sans the meat, once a week, these healthy, meatless main dishes will have you swooning.

Fontal Polenta with Mushroom Sauté