Motivational Keynote Speaker Dr. Jim Painter

Keynote Speaker Dr. Jim Painter - Author of Portion Size Me

Let's Eat Mindfully by Jim Painter
Released Jan 2017
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Healthy Recipes from
Nutritionist Dr. Jim Painter

Pecan Pie Healthy Recipe

Pecan Pie

8 Servings


1 (9 inch) Unbaked Crust
4 Tablespoons Butter, melted
Raisin/Date Puree*
1 cup raisins
cup dates
cup water
2 T. corn starch
3 Eggs
1/8 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 cup Chopped Pecans
Whole pecans for the top of the pie


Preheat oven to 450 F.

Make raisin puree by combining golden raisins, dates, + cup water. Blend until smooth. Add 2 T. corn starch and blend until incorporated.

In a large bowl, mix melted butter, raisin/date puree, eggs, salt, and vanilla. Mix until well incorporated. Stir in chopped pecans. Pour into forked pie crust.

Assemble whole pecan pieces on top of pie to make a pleasing design to the eye.

Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 325 F and bake for 30 - 40 minutes longer, or until golden brown and a knife comes out clean. Let cool. Can be served as bars or pie slices.

Nutrient Analysis per Serving (1"x1" square bar):

Amount per serving:

Nutrient Total
Calories 205
Fat (g) 15g
Protein (g) 3g
Carb (g) 17g
Fiber (g) 2g
Calcium 21mg
Iron 1mg
Sodium 107mg
Potassium 159mg
Vitamin C 0mg
Vitamin A 106 IU

Current Affiliations
John Patrick University | Program Director for the Master's of Science in Nutrition
Eastern Illinois University | Professor Emeritus at the School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Reasons to Believe | Visiting Scholar
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