Recipe by MakeItHealthy
"Apple pie is my favorite pie. I make it for holidays and just because sometimes too. I wanted to cut out some of the fat from the butter so I cut it down and eliminate the sugar. It makes it caramel and better for you."
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pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
packed brown sugar
Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced
I've made both the original recipe and this healthier version, and for my taste, this one wins the contest. I can't imagine anyone rating these pies less than 5 stars. You just can't mess them up. Thank you Grandma Ople!!
One alteration that made it a tad healthier, still, is I made a whole wheat pie crust. (Recipe: 3/4cup butter, softened; 1/3cup water; 1/4 tsp salt; 1/2 tsp sugar; 1 cup whole wheat flour; 1 cup white flour. It's meant to be 2 crusts, but I squeeze 3 out of it. Roll between 2 sheets of wax paper. Super easy.)
To make it even more healthy, I eliminated the white processed sugar and replaced it with raw unfiltered honey and a tiny bit of organic molasses. I also made my own crust with almond meal and coconut oil and replaced the white processed flour with organic coconut flour. Much more healthy and you'd never know the difference!
Easy pie with great results. My teenage daughter made the sauce, and with pre-made pie crust and Granny Smith apples it made a wonderful pie. We took the liberty of putting a 1/4 tsp. cinnamon in the sauce because we are all fond of a touch of cinnamon in our cooked apples. Everyone loved it with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. Just right!
This is the first time I ever made a pie. I look for recipes with a few ingredients and simple directions; this fit the criteria, so I gave it a try. It was great tasting. My husband, a pie lover, said it was great. I was able to use only one pie crust as my recipe for crusts was ample enough to use the scraps and reform them to apply the lattice strips.
I did something wrong - my butter, flour , sugar, water, went fairly solid - more like a paste - I couldn't pour it - had to pack it over
top of apples. Sure hope it works.... Did I let it heat too long on the stove???
This was my first attempt at baking an apple pie. Although mine did not come out looking as nice as the one in the photo (I had to make pie crust from scratch for the first time so you can imagine...lol). Overall, the taste was amazing. It had a slight lemony taste (which I loved) even though I did not add any lemon. I am guessing it was the apples. I think the brown sugar made a world of difference and it made me feel a little less guilty...:p I will be making another pie soon.
I haven't tried this recipe yet, but I,m curious to know how many people got the new "allrecipes" mag. and what everyone thinks of it? I love it!
I made this pie yesterday and found it to be absolutely wonderful! I made no changes to the recipe, followed it to the letter. I can't wait to have another slice with whipped cream after supper tonight. Thanks for posting this recipe! It's a WINNER!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Healthier Apple Pie by Grandma Ople
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 189
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