Sweet Treats: Apple Crisp Vs Apple Pie, Cheesecake & Brownie Sundaes


Kathie Lee & Hoda: Madelyn’s Food Fight

The ladies are satisfying their sweet tooth with a dessert battle. Whether it is apple pie, cheesecake or chocolate mousse, not all sugary treats are bad for you. To help Kathie Lee and Hoda figure out which sweet treats are good and which ones are bad is Madelyn Fernstrom, Today Show‘s Diet and Nutrition Editor.

Sweet Treats: Apple Crisp Vs Apple Pie

Sweet Treats: Apple Crisp Vs Apple Pie, Cheesecake & Brownie Sundaes

Madelyn’s Food Fight was all about sweet treats, as the ladies answered questions on apple crisp Vs apple pie, calories in tiramisu and brownie sundaes.


Does apple crisp have more, the same or less calories than apple pie?

The correct answer is the same. They both have about 375 calories.

Sweet Treats: Regular Cheesecake Vs Low-Carb Cheesecake

One slice of cheesecake has 750 calories. If you swap that out for a low-carb cheesecake, how many calories are you going to save?

  • 150 calories
  • 300 calories

The correct answer is 150 calories. Madelyn said when you get low-carb it is just cutting the sugar out and cheesecake is mostly fat, so the better thing to do is to get two forks and share with someone else.

Sweet Treats: Creme Brulee Vs Chocolate Mousse

For creme brule and chocolate mousse, which one is lower in calories?

The correct answer is chocolate mousse. Madelyn said one is about 450 calories and the other is 350 calories.

Sweet Treats: McDonald’s Parfait Vs Wendy’s Frosty Vs Taco Bell’s Cinnamon Twists

You have a parfait from McDonald’s, a Junior Chocolate Frosty from Wendy’s and a small bag of Cinnamon Twists from Taco Bell. All three of the desserts have 200 calories or less?

  • True
  • False

The correct answer is true. Madelyn said a few bites is just enough.

Sweet Treats: Calories In Tiramisu

Does a serving of tiramisu have more or less than 450 calories?

The correct answer is more. Madelyn said there are 510 calories in it and 32 grams of fat, so half for the day.

Sweet Treats: Brownie Sundaes

How far would you have to walk to burn off the calories in a brownie sundae?

  • 5 miles
  • 8 miles
  • 11 miles

The correct answer is 11 miles. Madelyn said it is about 1,100 calories, so definitely share that with maybe four people.

Sweet Treats: Ingredients In Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is about 350 calories for a serving. Which of these ingredients is not part of bread pudding?

  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Cream

The correct answer is cream.


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