Healthy Apple Pie

Healthy Apple Pie
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  • 95 mins
  • Prep: 45 mins,
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Yield: 1 Pie (serves 8-10)
Ratings (9)

Limiting the sugar helps to make this apple pie a little healthier. When it comes to apple pie, apples certainly add a fair amount of sweetness on their own. We find that it doesn't take a large amount of extra sugar to sweeten up the pie to the point that it is delicious.

Apple pie can be a bit on the tart side because of the granny smith apples. So, to enjoy this apple pie with a little bit of sweetness, we prefer this healthy apple pie warm, with a scoop of low-fat frozen yogurt or ice cream.

What You'll Need

  • For the Crust:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chilled butter
  • 3 Tbsp ice water
  • For the Filling:
  • 2 cups Granny Smith apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
  • 2 cups Gala apples (peeled, cored, and sliced)
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp. butter

How to Make It

1. First, begin by making the pie crust. If making pie crust intimidates you, don't fret. Give this recipe a try, and you might be impressed with your culinary skills. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Cut in the chilled butter, using two knives or a pastry blender. Sprinkle the ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time into the mixture, mixing with a fork after each addition. Using your hands, form the dough into a ball.

Roll the dough into an 11-inch circle between two sheets of plastic wrap coated with cooking spray so that the pie crust doesn't stick together. Place the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes so that it can become slightly firm and uniform.

2. Preheat the oven to 425°F.

3. Remove the top sheet of plastic wrap from the pie dough. Turn the dough over into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray, and remove the remaining layer of plastic wrap. Press the dough into the pie plate, and flute the edges, using your fingers.

4. Next, make the apple filling. Toss the apples together with the lemon juice in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining sugars and flour. Combine this sugar mixture with the apples and toss the mixture together lightly with a fork. Then pour the apples into the pie crust. Use a knife to cut the remaining butter into small pieces, and distribute the butter pieces over the top of the pie.

5. Finally, place the apple pie in the oven to bake. Bake at 425°F for 10 minutes, then turn the heat down to 350°F and bake an additional 30 minutes.

Per Serving Calories 182