Lighten up! Make viewers' low-cal pear tart, pumpkin pie, more

Joy Bauer asked viewers to share their diet-friendly dessert recipes for our "Too Good To Be Health" competition — and these pies prove that delicious treats don't have to be unhealthy. Make pumpkin pie, apple cranberry-mini pies, and a pear tart.

Pumpkin pie

Ingredients

    • For crust:
    • 1 cup pecans
    • 1 cup dates, pitted
    • 1/2 cup oats
    • 1/4 cup flax
    • 1 cup dates, pitted (+1 cup water)
    • 1/4 cup water
    • For filling:
    • 1 can pumpkin
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened
    • 2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
    • 1/2 tsp ginger

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Pear tart/pie
Servings:

Makes 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

    • Tart shell:
    • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
    • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 4 tablespoons sugar
    • 8 tablespoons vegan buttery spread, chilled (Earth Balance)
    • 1 egg (or egg white)
    • Filling:
    • 4 firm pears
    • 2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon honey

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Apple cranberry mini pies
Servings:

Makes 12 individual pies

Ingredients

    • For crust:
    • 10 cinnamon graham cracker sheets (1 1/2 cups crushed )
    • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 2 tablespoons milk, fat-free
    • For filling:
    • 3 medium (4 small) apples, peeled and diced
    • 1 cup cranberries, fresh
    • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup maple syrup
    • 1/8 cup orange juice
    • 3 tablespoons corn starch
    • For topping:
    • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
    • 2 teaspoons milk, fat-free
    • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preparation

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