5 Low-Calorie Thanksgiving Desserts

Many are gearing up for a full day of feasting on Thanksgiving. However, no turkey day dinner is complete without dessert. After overindulging in turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, you won’t have to feel guilty about eating one of these five low-calorie desserts.

Pumpkin Pie, whipped cream

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1. Pumpkin Pie

Regular: 323 calories per slice

Without a doubt, one of the most popular dishes you’ll find at Thanksgiving dinner tables is pumpkin pie. One way to cut back calories when making this traditional dessert is to use a sugar substitute such as agave nectar in the preparation stage.

Taste of Home provides this recipe for the traditional dessert, which is only 124 calories per slice.


1 egg

2 egg whites

1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin

Sugar substitute equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup biscuit or pancake mix

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1 can (12 ounces) fat-free evaporated milk

1 cup reduced-fat whipped topping


In a large bowl, combine the egg, egg whites, pumpkin, sugar substitute, biscuit mix, vanilla, and spices until smooth. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.

Pour the mix into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Finally, cool on a wire rack and dollop with whipped topping before serving.