11 Lighter Summer Pies

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11 Lighter Summer Pies

Written by Melinda Hershey, Staff Writer

There's nothing quite like digging into a slice of warm pie fresh from the oven. Though it isn't exactly health food, you can have your pie and eat it, too--without wrecking your diet. These simple pie recipes are low in calories, fat and sugar, so you can make your pie-in-the-sky dessert dreams come true!

Coconut Dream Pie

This fluffy and light coconut cream pie is crowned with a crunchy toasted coconut topping. Try swapping out the pudding flavor for more variety!

148 calories, 6.6 grams of fat per slice

Blackberry Pie

This blackberry pie recipe is easy to make and versatile, too--you can use any of your favorite berries for the filling, or even a mixed berry combination! Best served warm with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt.

217 calories, 7 grams of fat per serving

Sweet & Tart Cherry Pie

You can't go wrong with a sweet slice of easy cherry pie! This recipe is perfect for using up all those fresh cherries in the summertime.

174.5 calories, 8.8 grams of fat per slice

Low-Sugar Pineapple Pie

Watching your sugar intake? This fluffy pineapple pie is a sensible and delicious dessert. Kids love it, too!

215 calories, 8.5 grams of fat per slice

Blueberry Rhubarb Pie

It might sound like an odd combination, but blueberries and rhubarb play off of each other beautifully in this low-fat pie recipe. Enjoy a slice with a cup of coffee--you could even try it for breakfast!

219 calories, 3 grams of fat per slice

Simple Banana Cream Pie

This silky-smooth banana cream pie may taste sinful, but is much lower in fat and calories than traditional cream pies. Toss together the ingredients and this sweet treat comes together in 5 minutes flat!

174 calories, 6.7 grams of fat per slice

Guiltless Strawberry Pie

This crustless strawberry pie recipe fits the bill for a fruity and refreshing dessert. Bring it to a lazy summer barbecue and watch it disappear!

48 calories, 0.3 grams of fat per slice

Chocolate Mud Pie

This healthy chocolate pie recipe is vegan, low-calorie, and packed with rich, chocolaty flavor! Serve it with fresh berries and light whipped cream for a decadent-tasting dessert.

142 calories, 4.7 grams of fat per slice

Mile-High Key Lime Pie

This easy key lime pie recipe comes together in minutes and only uses five ingredients! Tangy and creamy, it's the perfect end to a warm-weather meal.

212 calories, 3 grams of fat per slice

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

The classic peanut butter and chocolate combination never gets old. In this ice cream pie recipe, smooth peanut butter is swirled into chocolate ice cream for a rich ice cream pie. But the best part? It's low in fat, calories, and sugar to boot!

187 calories, 2.7 grams of fat per slice

Awesome Apple Pie

Who doesn't like apple pie fresh out of the oven? This simple apple pie recipe is delicious with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream on top.

110 calories, 5.2 grams of fat per slice

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8/31/2014 6:00:03 AM

LEANMEAN2's SparkPage
Haven't yet but I'm gonna try this one. It looks and sounds so good.


6/16/2014 8:52:56 AM

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6/16/2014 7:46:42 AM

SUEARNOLD1's SparkPage


6/16/2014 3:52:21 AM

good ideas


7/26/2013 2:07:31 PM

Going to have to try all of these. Right now I'm may try to surprise my dad with the Mile High Key Lime Pie (one of his favorites).


7/26/2013 12:25:58 PM

JDOL1028's SparkPage
Great article. Thanks for including calories and fat in summary!


7/26/2013 9:10:31 AM

OZIETWIN's SparkPage
Ok - so these recipes need to ALL be tried! Well done!


7/1/2013 12:18:18 PM

HAPPYMAMA20121's SparkPage
they all lot really yummy


6/30/2013 11:44:10 PM

GOSPARK45's SparkPage
The cherry pie recipe has a problem, there is an A instead of some numbers. I think mostly it stands for a 1, but not always.


6/30/2013 6:31:24 PM

I'll definately be trying some of these...Delicious looking pies!


6/30/2013 7:33:31 AM

This is so perfect right now! I can't believe that there is a lighter chocolate peanut butter pie!


6/30/2013 7:24:02 AM

GETULLY's SparkPage
Smashing! I like to take pies to potlucks but I know all about the "bad" in them. Thanks!


6/30/2013 6:48:23 AM

LEANMEAN2's SparkPage
They sound and look so good.


9/18/2012 11:02:18 AM

The pies look interesting, I do, however prefer to use more "natural" ingredients when possible. But I may give some of them a try, my husband would like them.


8/30/2012 11:13:12 PM

I found at least 5 pies I can't wait to try!

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