Happy Pi Day – or as I like to say ‘Happy Pi(e) Day’ because eating pie is so much more fun than just calculating Pi! Pie, however, like I am sure you know isn’t exactly a ‘health food.’ Many times pie can be packed full of unhealthy nutrients like added sugars, saturated fats, and the most scary fat of all- trans fats! So what’s a pie (or Pi) lover to do? Make your own pie of course! And before you start panicking, just know that this slimmed down version is an easy, anyone can make it, no fail recipe that’s packed full of good-for-you ingredients. So why not whip up this Mixed Berry Swirl Custard Pie and celebrate Pi(e) Day with a dessert you can feel good about!
Mixed Berry Custard Pie
- 1 (9-inch) refrigerated piecrust (make sure you choose a trans fat free option by avoiding pie crust with ‘partially hydrogenated oil’ listed in the ingredients and then follow directions on wrapping)
- ½ cup frozen mixed berries
- Lite Whipped Cream
For the custard:
- 1 1/2 cups milk, 2% or higher
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Bake piecrust for 10-12 minutes, or until brown. Take out of oven and let cool completely.
- In a saucepan, combine milk, sugar, cornstarch and egg. Whisk mixture until well combine then turn on medium heat. Continue to whisk until mixture comes to a boil and starts to thicken.
- Remove from heat. Add vanilla extract, cinnamon and butter. Mix well.
- Stir in mixed berries.
- Pour custard into cooled piecrust and spread evenly. Place plastic wrap over pie and chill for 2-3 hours or until firm.
- Once firm, top with Lite Cool Whip and extra berries. Cut in 8 slices and serve cold. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
212 calories, 29 g CHO, 9 g Fat, 3 g PRO, 168 mg sodium, 12 g sugar