Country Lore: Healthy and Vegan Holiday Pie

Holiday pies can be made healthy with arrowroot powder.

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie can be made with alternatives to milk and eggs.

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Most pumpkin pie recipes call for cream and eggs. For a healthier (and vegan) alternative this holiday season, try replacing the milk and eggs with 4 to 5 tablespoons of arrowroot powder (a natural thickener extracted from a tropical plant root).

This creates a creamy pie that holds together beautifully and has fewer calories and less saturated fat.