Healthy 4th of July Classic Dessert Recipes

Find healthy, delicious 4th of July classic dessert recipes including apple pie, cookies, cupcakes and ice cream recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Deep-Dish Apple Pie

With all that delicious fruit an apple pie should be healthy, but the truth is a slice can have as much as 750 calories and 30 grams of fat. For the most part, the culprit is the crust. We use whole-wheat pastry flour to add fiber and lower the saturated fat by replacing some of the butter with canola oil. The brown sugar-sweetened filling in this pie is made with two kinds of apples for the perfect balance. A slice has half the calories of a typical version and only 10 grams of fat--sweet!