Berry-Topped Pudding Pie

American Heart Association
  • Yield: 8 servings


-- Canola or corn oil for pie pan
2large egg whites
1/2teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8teaspoon salt
1/2cup sugar
3/4cup walnuts or pecans, finely chopped
1small package fat-free, sugar-free instant lemon or vanilla pudding mix, prepared with 2 cups cold fat-free milk
12ounces fresh berries or other fruit, sliced if needed
1/2cup fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 300F. Pour a small amount of oil onto a paper towel and lightly wipe the bottom and side of an 8- or 9-inch pie pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites, vanilla, cream of tartar, and salt on medium speed until foamy. With the mixer still running, gradually add the sugar in a slow, steady stream, until stiff peaks form. (The peaks shouldn’t fold over when the beater is lifted.) Very gently fold in 1/2 cup of the nuts.  
  3. Using a flexible spatula or rubber scraper, spread the meringue over the bottom and up the side of the pie pan and onto the lip of the pan, but not over the edge of the pan. Sprinkle the bottom of the pan with the remaining nuts.
  4. Bake for 50 minutes, or until the meringue is firm and lightly browned. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely, at least 2 hours.
  5. Using the package directions, prepare the pudding. Spread over the cooled crust. Arrange the fruit decoratively over the pudding. Top with the whipped topping.

Recipe courtesy Alton Brown for the American Heart Association.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 169
  • Fat 6.5g
  • Saturated Fat 0.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • Sodium 223mg
  • Carbohydrate 25g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 18g
  • Protein 5g
  • Trans Fat 0g