Pumpkin Pie vs. Apple Pie: Which Is Healthier?

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An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but put a bunch of them in a pie and the medical staff could come running. Apple pie's high calorie and fat count come from the buttered crust and sugary filling.

Pumpkin pie is a better choice. Usually, it is not as decadently dressed as apple pie, so you receive more of the fruit's nutrients— antioxidants like vitamins A and C, iron and calcium. Each piece has a whopping 43 grams less sugar than apple pie and a surprising five grams of protein. That's pretty decent for a dessert.

Pumpkin Pie Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 284
  • Fat: 11g
  • Sugar: 19g
  • Protein: 5g

Apple Pie Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 370
  • Fat: 19g
  • Sugar: 62g
  • Protein: 4g

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