This pie does contain a healthy ingredient—nuts. It’s just that they’re coated in butter and sugar. “This signature holiday dessert is delicious, but exceptionally high in calories. One wedge of pecan pie has a whopping 640 calories,” says Shapiro.
For the same amount of calories, you could eat two slices of similarly sweet fruit cake, eleven dried plum halves and eight figs. Dried fruit is high in fiber and phytonutrients and fruit cake–although still sweet–has less saturated fat and calories.
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