Happy Thanksgiving, Fam! I hope everyone is taking this time to enjoy family and friends and especially good food! Here at Katori’s Kitchen, I wanted to share a remix on a down-home Southern Thanksgiving favorite–the sweet potato pie.
I don’t know about y’all, but though TDay can be amazing, every year it’s often the start to a 5-7 pound weight gain for me that rolls through Christmas straight into the New Year. And since my New Year’s resolution this year is NOT to make any resolutions (i.e. the #1 rez LOSE WEIGHT!), I’ve decided to be proactive and create a healthier version of a dish I can’t do without. I’m calling it Agave Sweet Potato Pie.
Instead of using an entire cup of brown sugar, I’ve reduced it to 1/4 and replaced the rest with 1/2 cup of blue agave sweetener (473 calories). Though together with the reduced brown sugar amount, the calorie count equals 682 only 200 calories less than 1 cup of brown sugar, the agave is definitely a healthier substitute. With its low glycemic index, it’s a much safer dessert for family members dealing with diseases like diabetes or hyperglycemia. Cutting out the half stick of butter knocks out another 400 calories. Replacing whole milk with low-fat Carnation cooking milk knocks out 5 grams of fat. My usual pie serving is 410 calories with 18 grams of fat. This one? 330 calories and 12 grams of fat. Hey, every bit counts 😉
:: Agave Sweet Potato Pie ::
3 medium sized sweet potatoes (boiled till soft)
1/2 cup of blue agave sweetener
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 cup of evaporated lowfat milk
1 9″ inch deep dish pie crust
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2) Remove skins from boiled sweet potatoes
3) Mix sweet potatoes, adding the blue agave sweetener, eggs, baking powder, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, ground nutmeg, cinnamon, and evaporated lowfat milk. Electronic hand mixers are amazing, y’all!!
4) Pour mixture into an oven-warmed pie crust
5) Cook for 40 minutes.
6 ) Serves 8. Enjoy!!
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