It’s that time of year again! Holiday meals and DESSERTS!!! These tasty treats are always around and hard to avoid. Remember, moderation is key!
Let’s talk pie. Apple pie is a classic holiday dessert. It’s thought to be “healthier” because it contains fruit and “an apple a day keeps the doctor away!”
Is Apple Pie Healthy?
Apples are good sources of vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C produces collagen, keeps gums healthy, and helps heal cuts and wounds. Potassium helps maintain a normal blood pressure and is important for nerve and muscle function. Apples also provide fiber, which is important for the digestive system.
But not all apple pies are created equal!
Let’s look at the facts.
The homemade pie has fewer calories, total fat, saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars compared to a similar slice of a store-bought pie. You never know how much added sugar or additional ingredients are in pre-made pies. By making the pie at home, you are in control!
This holiday season make your own Guiltless Apple Pie!
Keep it Safe
According to USDA, fruit pies are food-safe at room temperature for up to two days and can be refrigerated for 2 additional days. They can be stored in the freezer up to four months.