Recipe: Healthier Pecan Pie

Dates add natural sweetness and extra fiber to this traditional recipe.

Pecan Pie

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Dates add natural sweetness and extra fiber to this Kentucky Derby traditional dessert.

Pecan Pie
Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie
(Makes one 9-inch pie)

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup date sugar or ½ cup finely chopped dates (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sorghum molasses
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan pieces
  • 1 9-inch unbaked pie shell

Preheat oven to 350 F. In mixing bowl, beat eggs until foamy. Add date sugar or chopped dates, flour, and salt. Stir in molasses, melted butter or margarine, and vanilla extract. Stir in pecans. Pour into the pie shell and bake for 45 minutes. Cool the pie before cutting and serving it.

This recipe is from The Saturday Evening Post Fiber & Bran Better Health Cookbook by Cory SerVaas, M.D., Charlotte Turgeon, and Fred Birmingham. To order a copy of this cookbook, visit

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