The WW Group-friendly pie recipes

February is Great American Pie Month. Chef Isabella Nicoletti with The WW (Weight Watchers) Group joined us in the FOX 2 Cooking School to show us how to succumb to temptation without compromising taste. 

You can watch in the video player above as she prepares a crustless pumpkin pie and baked mini apple pies, and get her recipes below. 

3 eggs
1-15 oz. can pumpkin 
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp. pumpkin spice
1tbs. vanilla extract
1 cup canned coconut milk
2 tbs. Coconut flour
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 "pie dish.
In a bowl combine all the ingredients and whisk to combine. Pour into the pie dish and bake 45 to 60 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.

Baked mini apple pies
Makes 10 at 3 SP
2 large apples, small diced
1 lemon, juiced and zested
2 tbsp., sugar
2 tbs. cornstarch
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. all spice
20 wanton wrappers

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 12 muffin tin. In a small bowl combine all ingredients except wrappers. Mix well.   Crack one egg in a small bowl and whisk it. Take 2 wrappers at the time and brush them with the egg wash, then lay them inside the muffin mold. Repeat with the remaining wrappers. Divide apples within all and bake the pies in the oven for about 30 minutes or until dough is cooked on the bottom. Let cool lightly and dust with powder sugar.

 Buy Pillsbury pie dough, using a cookie cutter (about 3 inch in diameter) cut out 8 circles (you will have some extra dough, for other use or roll it out to get 2 more circles). Lay dough into muffin tins and fill with the apple mixture. Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes. Dust with some powder sugar. The point value will also be 3,

Shortbread pastry  “fries”
Serve 10 at 6 SP
7 oz. flour
2 tbs. sugar
3 ½ oz. cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 egg
1    tbs. water

Make dough in food processor, by putting flour, sugar, egg, and adding butter a bit at the time. Add water at last and let dough come together. Roll together dough into a ball, wrap it and refrigerate for at least 1 hr. When ready to bake pull dough from the fridge and let sit for 10 minutes. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough with rolling pin (use a little flour if needed to avoid sticking). Roll to about 1/8 inch thickness and cut out some strips, about ¾ inch wide and 3 to 4 inches long. Get at least 30 pieces. Utilize all the dough. Transfer all strips onto a baking sheet, brush with egg wash and sprinkle lightly with sugar. Bake about 20 minutes or until nicely colored. Serve 3 pieces per serving with some fruit sauce.

Assorted fruit sauces
2 cups strawberries cut up
2 cups nectarines cut up
2 cups plums cut up
1 pear, small diced and ½ cup blueberries
 Put  fruit in 4 different small skillets with 1 tbs. maple syrup, 1 tbs. lemon juice and spices of your choice. Let cook until soft.   Once cool serve into 4 separate small bowls.