Ah, pie. That little word brings up all kinds of memories and emotions—especially around the holidays. What thoughts does pie bring to your mind? It could be childhood afternoons in a grandmother’s kitchen. Perhaps it’s a tradition of sharing the same pie with friends year after year. Maybe a certain recipe reminds you of your roots—where you came from and hope to return someday.

We at the Y adore pie as much as the next Southerner…with one caveat. This heartwarming dessert is often just as rich in calories as it is nostalgia. While splurging here and there comes with this season, there are less decadent but just as flavorful options. So, pie lovers, listen up!

Our Registered Dietitian, Jen, is here to help you put a healthier spin on these decadent treats this season. Check out the scrumptious recipes she selected for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

SLIDESHOW: 5 Healthier Pies

  • 1. Oatmeal Pecan Pie from Some the Wiser
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  • 2. Buttermilk Pie with Fresh Strawberries from Vegetarian Times

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  • 3. The Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Pie from Chocolate Covered Katie
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  • 4. Lightened Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Crust from Ambitious Kitchen
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  • 5. Pumpkin Gingersnap Pie from Oh My Veggies
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