5 Diet-Friendly Thanksgiving Pies That Taste Like the Classics

Whether you're vegan, keto, or just trying to be more healthful this Thanksgiving, here are pies you can feel good about making.

Keto Pumpkin Pie

Photo by: Teri Lyn Fisher

Teri Lyn Fisher

The traditional Thanksgiving dinner isn't the most diet-friendly meal. Diners regularly fill their plates with up to 4,500 calories worth of food. For those with a dietary restriction, it can feel impossible to navigate. We've developed healthful recipes for all your favorite Thanksgiving dishes including sides, turkey and appetizers.

We've also created some dessert recipes that are more healthful than your average apple pie. However, if you're following a keto or WW diet, or you're vegan, dessert can feel like it's totally off-limits. Instead of sitting out the grand finale, whip up a pie that you can enjoy and that others might want to try, too. We promise these pies will be winners at your Thanksgiving dessert table.

Keto Pumpkin Pie (pictured above)

Since refined sugar is a no-go on the keto diet, we've made this pie with erythritol. The crust is a combination of almond and coconut flours, and the filling is made with classic canned pumpkin. Top the pie with a healthy dose of homemade whipped cream, and dig in.

It's important to have the classics at your Thanskgiving table. This apple pie just needs a swap of gluten-free flour for all-purpose flour and the rest is good to go.

Food Network Kitchen's Vegan Pumpkin Pie For Vegan and Vegetarian Thanksgiving as seen on Food Network

Photo by: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

This pumpkin pie filling is made extra-creamy thanks to silken tofu. Unrefined coconut oil is a stand-in for butter in the flaky crust. One taste, and your guests won't even believe it's totally vegan.

Food Network Kitchen's Vegan Apple Pie For Vegan and Vegetarian Thanksgiving as seen on Food Network

Photo by: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Apple pie is always a crowd-pleaser and this one is no different — plus, it's vegan! Coconut oil stands in for butter and vegan granulated sugar makes this a winner for everyone at the table.

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Food Network Kitchen’s Crustless Pumpkin Pie for NEW FNK, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Renee Comet

Renee Comet

Low-carb lovers, rejoice! This pie is made without a crust, which cuts out a bunch of refined carbs found in the usual Thanksgiving finale. Brown sugar and granulated sugar give the pie a sweet bite and half-and-half makes the all-filling pie extra-creamy.

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