Our Best Healthy Pie Recipes

Find 30 great pie recipes, from chocolate to fruit-filled and frozen to baked.

Double-Crusted Apple Pie

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Double-Crusted Apple Pie

Creamy, fruity, or laced with chocolate, a sweet pie is guaranteed to elicit raves from family and friends.

First up: With crust above and below, this classic apple pie offers ample flaky crispness as a counterpoint to the soft, moist, tart-sweet filling.

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Watch: How to Make a Lattice Pie

 

Spring Strawberry Pie

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Spring Strawberry Pie

Their season doesn't officially start until April, but you should be able to find fresh strawberries at the supermarket just about any time of year. Use them in this timeless graham-cracker-crusted treat, made more sophisticated with a splash of balsamic vinegar and a hazelnut streusel topping.

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Malt Shop Ice Cream Pie

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Malt Shop Ice Cream Pie

Strawberry and vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, and whipped cream, all held in a crust made of crushed sugar cones. It's childhood memories in convenient pie form. And tasty to boot.

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Chocolate-Walnut Meringue Pie Recipes

Randy Mayor

Chocolate-Walnut Meringue Pie

This is a pie that's dressed up for the prom. Inside, it's an old-fashioned, dense, sweet chocolate pie, but it's encased in a refined walnut crust and topped with elegant toasted meringue.

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Double-Cherry Pies

Howard L. Puckett

Double-Cherry Pies

The concentrated sweetness of dried cherries and the tart bite of frozen cherries combine to give these pocket pies a double whammy of delicious. A drizzle of melted white chocolate on top to finish them off doesn't hurt, either.

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Peanut Butter Pie

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Peanut Butter Pie

The reader who submitted this for the Reader Recipe column compared its flavor to a chocolate peanut butter candy bar. We agree, and also think this uncomplicated pie is such a snap to prepare that it's perfect for any occasion, from a birthday to an I-just-feel-like-pie day.

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Mississippi Mud Pie Recipes

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Mississippi Mud Pie

It may not be the prettiest pie, but many folks speculate this cross between a chocolate-bottomed pie and a chocolate cake was named for its textural similarity to the rich, gooey mud found all along America's greatest river.

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Caf au Lait Chiffon Pie

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Café au Lait Chiffon Pie

Boiling coffee down to a concentrated syrup, then mixing it with milk in an airy chiffon filling makes this chocolate-graham-cracker-crusted pie a dessert that's sure to give you a buzz.

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Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Randy Mayor

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Is there anything better than peanut butter and chocolate? Didn't think so.

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Oatmeal Pecan Pie

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Oatmeal Pecan Pie

Pecans make it nutty, oats make it hearty, and together they make this pie a classic whenever you want something sweet and delightful.

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Key Lime Pie Recipes

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Key Lime Pie

The origin of the Key Lime Pie is obscure and disputed, but not the likely reason it came to be: Little refrigeration in the hot, remote Florida Keys meant a pie made from canned, sweetened condensed milk (invented in the middle of the 19th century) was a sensible thing. Add the juice of tart little local limes to balance the ferocious sweetness of the milk, and you have a wonderful pie. The graham cracker crust probably came later, but it sure is convenient. Even in its namesake area, there is no single recipe for Key Lime Pie. In Key West restaurants and homes, different crusts, meringues, and filling techniques abound.

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Grasshopper Ice Cream Pie

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Grasshopper Ice Cream Pie

Velvety vanilla ice cream, rich marshmallow crème, and cool mint join with chocolate to create a sublime frozen dessert. If you take about five minutes to assemble it in the morning, you can enjoy this pie for dessert any night of the week.

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Chocolate Fudge Pie

Randy Mayor

Chocolate Fudge Pie

This gooey, chocolaty treat is made from ingredients you may have in the pantry or refrigerator right now, so if all these mouthwatering pies have made you hungry, you can get baking immediately.

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Healthy Classic Pecan Pie Recipes

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Classic Pecan Pie

To pack lots of pecans in the filling, we kept the fat in this easy piecrust to a minimum, resulting in a biscuitlike crust.

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Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipes

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Classic Pumpkin Pie

Refrigerated pie dough and a simple, 7-ingredient filling make this pie refreshingly easy to prepare. A tablespoon of amaretto beat into the whipped cream adds nutty-sweet notes to the creamy topping.

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Healthy Lemon Meringue Pie Recipes

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Lemon Meringue Pie

This pie is so good that you'll want to eat it right away, and that's a good idea—the delicate meringue will start to collapse after about a day.

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Healthy Apple Pie Recipes

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Apple Pie

A slurry of flour and water is the base of our double crust. That helps keep it tender and enables you to use less shortening or butter. This pie is just 293 calories per slice.

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Fresh Cherry Pie Recipes

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Fresh Cherry Pie

This not-too-sweet cherry pie is delicious on its own, and even better served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Sky-High Chocolate Pie Recipes

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Sky-High Chocolate Pie

Fat-free milk thickened with cornstarch for the filling and meringue instead of whipped cream on top makes this a lighter, just as tasty choice than a traditional chocolate pie.

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Coconut Cream Pie Recipe

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Coconut Cream Pie

With flavors better than the traditional version, the Cooking Light Test Kitchen shaved over 200 calories and 10 grams of saturated fat off this coconut cream pie while still maintaining its creamy, fluffy Italian meringue.

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Cranberry-Apple Pie Recipe

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Cranberry-Apple Pie

This juicy double-crusted beauty combines two favorite fall season flavors. Grade B maple syrup is less refined and has stronger maple taste, though grade A will work just fine in this recipe.

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Sweet Potato Pie with Spiced Cream Topping Recipe

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Sweet Potato Pie with Spiced Cream Topping

Tangy cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk combine for a creamy contrast to the sweet potato layer. You can prepare this pie up to two days ahead and refrigerate.

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Chai Cream Pie Recipe

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Chai Cream Pie

Cinnamon, ginger, and black tea combine for an enticing and unexpected blend of spices and flavors in our Chai Cream Pie. Serve with after-dinner coffee for a new dessert that is sure to become an instant favorite.

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Rich Chocolate Pudding Pie Recipe

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Rich Chocolate Pudding Pie

Melted chocolate binds cookie crumbs for the crust—and makes it extra delicious. Substitute 1 teaspoon vanilla extract for the rum.

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Boston Cream Pie Recipe

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Boston Cream Pie

Our version of Boston Cream Pie boozes up the chocolate glaze with a bit of Cointreau (orange-flavored liqueur), but feel free to omit it.

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Gingery Cranberry-Pear Pie with Oatmeal Streusel Recipe

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Gingery Cranberry-Pear Pie with Oatmeal Streusel

Combine the best of fall and winter flavors in this must-try pie recipe. The oatmeal streusel topping shines as a crunchy companion to the tart-sweet filling.

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Frozen Blackberry-Lemon Chiffon Pie Recipe

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Frozen Blackberry-Lemon Chiffon Pie

Fresh seasonal berries lend both vibrant color and taste to this pie, but frozen berries will work, as well.

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Raspberry-Rhubarb Pie Recipe

Photo: Randy Mayor

Raspberry-Rhubarb Pie

Refrigerated pie dough makes preparing this tasty dessert a snap. Cornstarch and tapioca ensure a velvety filling by thickening the fruit juices.

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Brandied Apricot-Peach Pies Recipe

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Brandied Apricot-Peach Pies

The honey-citrus notes of dried apricots enhance the frozen peaches in this baked version of the classic fried pie.

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Lattice-Topped Blueberry Pie Recipe

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Lattice-Topped Blueberry Pie

Who knew that eating pie could be good for you? Six cups of fresh blueberries are packed into this favorite dessert, helping prevent memory loss and cell damage.

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Lattice-Topped Cranberry-Raspberry Pie

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Lattice-Topped Cranberry-Raspberry Pie

Add a splash of festive color to your dessert sideboard with this tangy-fruity pie. For pretty rickrack-shaped lattice, cut the dough with a fluted pastry wheel.

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View Video: How to Create a Lattice Pie Crust

Honey-Pecan Tart with Bittersweet Chocolate Drizzle

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Honey-Pecan Tart with Bittersweet Chocolate Drizzle

Traditional pecan pie gets a delicious flavor update, with honey's sweet-tangy touch countered by bittersweet chocolate. If you'd like a more casual pie, you can make this in a 9-inch pie plate; you'll probably need to bake the filling an additional 3 to 5 minutes.

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Shaker-ish Lemon Pie

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Shaker-ish Lemon Pie

Traditional Shaker lemon pie uses the whole lemon, pith and all. This version uses only the rind and the meaty-juicy lemon part, leaving the pith for those hearty Shakers. Macerating the rinds in sugar for 24 hours tenderizes them and reduces bitterness. There's rich caramel flavor in the golden cane syrup; light-colored corn syrup will work fine, too, but the flavor won't be quite as rich.

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Hazelnut, Pear, and Blue Cheese Tart

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Hazelnut, Pear, and Blue Cheese Tart

Here's a beautiful, sophisticated, not-too-sweet dessert that captures the flavors of a great cheese course. If you don't have a rectangular tart pan, you can easily make this in a 9-inch round tart pan. For the boldest blue cheese flavor, go for Maytag or Roquefort; for a subtler effect, try Gorgonzola Dolce.

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Silky Sweet Potato and Pecan Pie

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Silky Sweet Potato and Pecan Pie

Toasted pecans make a delicious garnish, adding crunch and adorning it like a necklace.

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Spiced Apple Two-Bite Tarts

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Spiced Apple Two-Bite Tarts

The nutty pastry is absolutely delicious, like pecan shortbread. You can make the tart shells and filling the day before and assemble just before serving: Place the shells in an airtight container and chill the filling, bringing it to room temperature before placing it in the shells so it's not ice-cold. The crème fraîche dollop is more than just a pretty garnish; its rich, tangy flavor makes these sublime.

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