Recipe: Healthy Strawberry Meringue Pie



Aside from being Valentine's month, February is also heart awareness month. Daily exercise, cultivation of positive emotions, and a healthy diet are just some of the things you can do to keep your ticker in tip-top shape. Enjoying  healthy desserts like this healthified version of strawberry meringue pie can also make life happy, healthy and delicious!




Strawberry Meringue Pie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 (10 oz) package frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup light whipped topping

Beat egg whites, baking powder, salt, and cream of tartar until stiff. Slowly beat in sugar until stiff but not dry. Combine oats and walnuts in a separate bowl, then blend into egg white mixture. Fold in vanilla. Spoon merimgue into a 9-inch pie pan, spreading meringue up the sides to form a crust. Bake at 325 F for 25 minutes or until lightly browne; cool.

To make a filling, drain strawberries over a saucepan to collect juice. Blend cornstarch into juice and cook over medium heat until thickened. Cool slightly and stir in strawberries. Spoon into cooled meringue crust. Cover loosely and chill for several hours. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional information:


Calories: 216
Total fat: 6 g
% fat:    25 g
Sat. Fat: 1.5 mg
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium 111 mg  

Recipe from Heart Smart Recipes

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