Perfect Diabetes-Friendly Pie Recipes
Pear-Cranberry Deep-Dish Pie
Cranberries give this full-of-fruit pie a rosy hue and a hint of tartness.
Tip: For fruit pies, don't be afraid to pile the fruit high. It will shrink as it bakes, so the end result will be just right.View the Recipe
Glazed Strawberry Pie
Luscious, juicy berries pack this classic pie. Serve it with a spoonful of light whipped dessert topping for a well-deserved treat.View the Recipe
Lemon Tart with Ginger-Oat Crust
Enjoy this refreshing pie tonight! You'll need two lemons to get enough finely shredded peel and juice for this sure-to-please dessert.View the Recipe
Vanilla Meringue Tarts
Crispy meringue shells, rich vanilla filling, and sweet berries combine to make a company-special dessert.
Tip: For meringue pies, spread the meringue to the edge of the crust. Otherwise the meringue will pull in toward the center of the pie as it bakes.View the Recipe
Fig-Orange Hand Pies
Forget the fork! Just pick up one of these fruit-filled pies and bite in. With only 7 grams of fat per serving, this delicious dessert is a smart indulgence for PWDs.View the Recipe
Country Apple Tart
Red-skin cooking apples (such as Braeburn, Jonathan, or Rome), pure maple syrup, and coarsely chopped pecans combine in this tasty tart that's sure to please the whole family.
Tip: If you have apple pie spice on hand, use it instead of the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.View the Recipe
This yummy pumpkin pie tastes like Grandma's, but it's better for you. Our special lower-fat pastry is filled with a maple-flavored pumpkin mixture that's lower in calories and fat than old-fashioned recipes -- but it's every bit as good.
Tip: Increase the fiber in piecrusts by replacing up to half the amount of all-purpose flour with white whole wheat flour.View the Recipe
Triple-A Apple Pie
Apples, Anjou pears, and apricots are the A's that make this apple pie a knockout.
Tip: Many fruit-filled pies call for dotting the filling with butter. Skip this unnecessary step to save 100 calories and 12 grams of fat for every tablespoon omitted.View the Recipe
Country Apricot Tart
No need to fuss with crimping the edge of this tart; just fold the cornmeal crust over the fruit filling. If apricots aren't in season, frozen unsweetened peach slices work fabulously in this fruity tart.View the Recipe
Maple-Apple Pecan Crunch Pumpkin Pie
A sweet and crunchy topping gives pizzazz to tasty pumpkin pie. Making the topping is simple: Cook apples and pears in a large skillet, sprinkle with toasted pecans or walnuts, and drizzle with pure maple syrup.
Tip: Top low-fat pies with a sprinkling of chopped nuts instead of high-fat whipped cream or ice cream. The nuts will add flavor and a decadent look to your pie.View the Recipe
Coconut Banana Cream Pie
With a slice of this scrumptious treat, you get the best of two favorite pies -- creamy coconut filling spooned over luscious ripe bananas. We did sneak in a bit of baking to prepare the crust. If you like, bake the crust up to 24 hours ahead.View the Recipe
Sweet Potato Pie
Join the ranks of many southern families who make this nicely spiced pie -- instead of pumpkin -- their holiday dessert.View the Recipe
Red Grape-Raspberry Pie
Balsamic vinegar adds a tart-sweet accent to the enticing fruit filling in this carb-conscious pastry-topped pie.View the Recipe
Chocolate Caramel-Peanut Crunch Pie
The classic combo of chocolate and peanut butter gets an extra flavor boost from caramel ice cream topping in this crunch-topped pie (bottom right).
Tip: Get more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids in your diet by adding flaxseed meal to baked goods. Add up to 2 tablespoons to cake, cookie, and muffin batters.View the Recipe
Cranberry-Orange Almond Crunch Pumpkin Pie
A crunchy topping full of cereal flakes, toasted almonds, dried cranberries, and shredded orange peel makes this crustless pumpkin pie extra tasty. (The topping makes a great snack mix or breakfast cereal: Make extra of the mixture and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.)
Tip: The fat in most pies is mainly in the crust, so ditch the crust and put just the filling in the pan. Or sprinkle the pie plate with graham cracker crumbs to add a little crunch to the bottom of the pie.View the Recipe
Citrus-Sweet Potato Pie
Using oil instead of lard in the crust lowers the saturated fat in this pumpkin-like pie.View the Recipe
No-Bake Lime Pie
Shred a little lime peel for the top before you squeeze the limes for this easy, no-bake pie.
Tip: For pies with acidic fillings (such as citrus), use a glass pie dish. The acid in fruit can react with metal pans and discolor the pie.View the Recipe
Ginger-Chocolate Crunch Pumpkin Pie
This yummy pumpkin pie is topped with broken gingersnaps, dark chocolate, and crystallized ginger.
Tip: While testing these pies, our Test Kitchen found that sugar substitutes worked well in some pies but not others. Stick to the sugar recommendations made in each recipe for the best results.View the Recipe
Incredible Apple Tart
Jonathan, Rome Beauty, Winesap, and York Imperial are all great choices for the apples in this party-special tart.View the Recipe
Chocolate-Almond Topped Cherry Pie
Enjoy this sweet cherry pie (bottom left) for a delicious, company-special dessert. Using phyllo dough instead of a standard pastry crust keeps the fat in check.
Tip: To prevent sticky spills in your oven, set your pie on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil.View the Recipe
A fat-conscious oil pastry replaces traditional piecrust and a tofu-yogurt blend takes the place of whipping cream in this luscious cream tart. Blueberries, mangos, and kiwifruits make this dessert mouthwatering.View the Recipe
Strawberry Cream Pie
In the mood for an elegant dessert that isn't saturated with sugar, carbs, and calories? Try this creamy mousse of pureed fresh strawberries, fluffy egg whites, gelatin, and whipped topping surrounded by delicate ladyfingers.View the Recipe
Berry Pie with Creamy Filling
Fresh berries, a slimmed-down zwieback crumb crust, a tangy filling based on homemade yogurt cheese, and a colorful low-calorie cranberry-raspberry glaze add up to an eye-catching pie that's as healthful as it is luscious.View the Recipe
Glazed Tropical Fruit Pie
This fun fruit pie is adorned with sweet mangos, papayas, and kiwifruits. It's also tasty with peaches.View the Recipe
Crustless Pistachio-Topped Sweet Potato Pie
Crunchy pistachios complement this creamy sweet potato pie (top). With only 164 calories, a serving of this yummy dessert can fit into your diabetes meal plan.
Tip: Want to spruce up your breakfast yogurt? Try sprinkling the pistachio-and-cereal topper on it.View the Recipe