Healthy Living

Berry Topped Pudding Pie

Alton Brown from the Food Network has an amazing dessert recipe for a Berry Topped Pudding Pie. This pie only has 169 calories per serving with 6.5 grams of fat. That is amazing for a recipe of this caliber. Below is Alton truly delicious recipe. We hope you enjoy it. Let us know if you try it and how you liked it.



Canola or corn oil for pie pan
2 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup walnuts or pecans, finely chopped
1 small package fat-free, sugar-free instant lemon or vanilla pudding mix, prepared with 2 cups cold fat-free milk
12 ounces fresh berries or other fruit, sliced if needed
1/2 cup fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed (optional)

Cooking Instructions

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