Reduced-Fat French Silk Pie
This pie is all about over-the-top decadence. Could we maintain the appeal while cutting the fat and calories?
Why This Recipe Works
To lighten this notoriously decadent pie, we first swapped out the two sticks of butter from the original Pillsbury contest recipe for low-fat cream cheese. We were able to reduce the sugar amount by replacing the bittersweet chocolate with unsweetened chocolate, and we lowered the fat content by removing the yolks from the three eggs in the original recipe. Whipping the egg whites lightened the filling, and the addition of gelatin made for a perfectly sliceable pie.
Traditional French Silk Pie recipes have 490 calories, 36 grams of fat, and 21 grams of saturated fat per serving. Our changes brought the numbers down to 320 calories, 16 grams of fat, and 9 grams of saturated fat per serving.
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