Which is worse pecan pie or pumpkin pie?
We know the holidays will include meals that end in desserts. So let’s see what you are signing up for when you say: “I’ll have a slice of that pie”.
Pecan Pie = about 500 calories (1/8 of a 9 inch pie)
Pumpkin Pie = about 300 calories (1/8 of a 9 inch pie)
Neither is a good idea and of course, a piece of fruit would be best. You can also opt to skip the top crust which should save you about 100 calories. Or even make it yourself with a very thin bottom crust.
But let’s just say you really want to have a slice of the traditional pie. Instead of the slice that is 1/8 of a 9 inch pie, ask for a sliver, the width of your finger. Now that the sliver is in front of you, here is where your true skills will be put to the test. Take a small bite, put your fork down and savor the flavor. After the flavor is gone, take another small bite and enjoy every morsel. You may actually take longer to eat your sliver of pie than someone with that larger piece that is gobbling it down. You may actually enjoy yours more. It may be a good idea to leave the table before you are tempted to have more.