Desserts are my favorite, of course! So when I went to make an apple pie almost all the recipes I saw called for at least 1 cup of sugar. Not to mention a ton of margarine or butter. So here is a recipe that tastes just like that full of sugar apple pie only it's made with 100% whole wheat flour and naturally sweetened. It is a must try!
Healthy Apple Pie
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup applesauce
2/3 cup boiling water
8 apples, I use granny smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced
1 Tb whole wheat flour
3 Tb maple syrup*
2 Tb honey
1 tsp cinnamon
*Don't swap the maple syrup for honey or anything else. I've tried it and it is not nearly as good. The maple syrup makes it really delicious.
Preheat oven 350ºF.
Mix together all the crust ingredients until they form a dough. Divide the dough in half. Roll out the dough on parchment paper. Place the dough on the bottom of a pie dish. Using a fork make holes into the dough. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes till firm.
Meanwhile mix together the filling ingredients. Then roll out the other half of the dough to fit the top of the pie dish. Place the filling into the crust and top with the other half of dough. You will need to cut the edges and will have leftover dough. You can place that into the freezer for another recipe. Cut slits on the top of the crust. Bake for 50-60 minutes till apples are soft. You can check by putting knife through the slits.
In a small bowl mix together 1 Tb maple syrup and a splash of water to thin. Brush this mixture over the baked crust.
When warm, the filling is quite liquidy, but it is really delicious. It's almost like a caramel sauce, so good!
|Before going into the oven|
|Fresh Apple Pie|