THIS.PIE.IS.GOOOOOOOOD!!!! I will say it again! This pie is soooooo goooood!
Healthy, low in calorie, with a whole wheat crust AND picky kids and hubby approved! It is filled with an enormous amount of yummy apples but no added sugar! AH-MAZING I tell ya!
Use any pie crust recipe you like but I used my recipe for Healthier Whole Wheat Pie Crust and figured the calories based on that using nutritiondata.com.
Certainly is easier to buy a crust but certainly won't taste the same as making this one. 🙂
Now I'm not gonna lie to you.....this recipe takes work and time especially making the homemade crust, but it is totally worth it. In fact because it takes alot of time, I make it ONLY once a year, when it's apple picking season here in RI. My family looks forward to it so much since they rarely get apple pie.
Perfect pie for Thanksgiving. 😉
I can tell you this; if you make it to serve at your Thanksgiving table, the family will never notice it isn't made with white flour or white sugar, NEVER. It .Is.that.good. They will want seconds!
Look at those layers!!!
Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my computer screen.
I ate every bite and ate it without guilt. Wait till you see the nutrition info!
According to LiveStrong.com, a typical slice of apple pie is around 400 calories with 58 carbs and 19 grams of fat! Mine is much much improved!
Healthier Whole Wheat Apple Pie: No Sugar Added
- Healthier Whole Wheat Pie Crust 2
- 10 cups Granny Smith apples peeled, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1-½ tablespoon powdered stevia
- 2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 egg white
- Pour 1 tablespoon of lemon juice over sliced apples and toss.
- In a small bowl mix cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and stevia.
- Toss over apples and carefully mix.
- In a large Dutch oven or pot place 6 cups of the sliced apples and cook over medium heat until tender, about 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in the rest of the sliced apples.
- Add the whole wheat pastry flour to the apples and stir to combine.
- Cool for 30 minutes.
- Position rack on the lower third of oven and preheat to 425 degrees.
- Add apples into prepared bottom pie crust, then cover apples with top crust. Brush top crust with egg white, sprinkle with cinnamon if desired and bake 40 minutes or until browned.
- Let rest 20 minutes before slicing.
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Why use stevia when unsweetened organic applesauce will make it wonderful?? Don't need any sugar or sugar substitute at all!
Are the ingredients listed above to use for both crusts or only for one? If I half the pie recipe, should I half the apple ingredient recipe?
Thank you for a simple, healthy and delicious recipie. My 9 year old granddaughter loves to cook and knew grandma has to eat healthy. She found this recipie and we made it together. Everyone one loved it so well they asked for seconds. Yum!
Does this have to be only granny smith apples? I have a variety of apples from the apple orchard.
No any apples you prefer is fine.
Made the pie last night and it was a BIG hit!! I was on the Daniel Fast and was googling was to use mealy apples WITHOUT sugar and you popped up! but since I couldn't use sweeter of any kind I had to tweet just a little... I did;t use any sweetener. I used a mixture of Rose, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious & red Delicious apples( had a bunch on hand and was trying to make good use of them). I peeled and chunked them up them simmered in natural Apple juice ( just enough to cover), while simmering I added bout a teaspoon of lemon juice and a pinch of salt then brought to a boil then reduced heat and simmered for about 20 minutes then added couple tablespoons rice flour to thicken juice. cooled for 30 min then poured in to crust ( I put a few pats of Earth blend throughout the bottom crust before pouring in filling sprinkled cinnamon . I latticed the top crust and added a few more pats of Earth Blend here and there on the top crust sprinkled little more cinnamon. It really was just sweet enough and trust me I am a lover of sweets so I was pleasantly surprised! #dontneedallthatsugar
Just made this pie (my first pie ever) - as some of my apples started rotting already I substituted half of them with 200g of canned peaches. Also added a bit of orange zest for that "X-mas"-y flavour - I have to say it turned out delicious. Ist definitely the beginning of a beautiful friendship with baking!
I was wondering if the calories are including the crust recipe?
Only 2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour ?
This recipe is for the filling so yes only 2tbsp. the recipe I used for my pie crust is linked, just click that to take you to that recipe.
HEllo there. Your pie looks fantastic! I so eager to try this recipe out but instead of stevia, im going to use honey. How much should I use?!
Just a little warning; be careful about how much stevia you use. I use a powdered stevia by KAL and it's incredibly potent. Knowing that, I only used a single Tablespoon (thinking to cut back and check it out first) and completely destroyed a potentially excellent apple pie. Stevia is something like 50 x's or 100 x's more sweeter. For example, it's recommended on other sites (google: sugar to stevia conversion) that 1 teaspoon of stevia is equivalent to 1 cup of sugar. So, putting 1 and 1/2 Tablespoon of powdered stevia (pure stevia without any fillers) would equate to a pie with 4 1/2 cups of sugar.
My personal recommendation would be to start with a 1/2 teaspoon and mix it into the apples, then taste it and add more if necessary. I'll be trying this again, but using my own recommendation of adding a little at a time until I find the right amount.
Thanks for the recipe.
I don't use baking stevia at all in any of my recipes. I link each and every recipe exactly to the steiva I use. For the Sweetleaf brand one tablespoon powdered is equal to 1/2 cup of sugar.
I used 1/2 teaspoon of organic Rice Malt Syrup, seems to be about right for us!!!
This is an amazing pie. It is incredibly delicious and much healthier than a traditional apple pie. We used almond milk instead of milk in the pie crust. To make completely vegan, use soya milk as glaze instead of egg white.
Thank you for the great recipe.
THANK YOU so much!
Hello, I was looking for a healthy apple pie recipe (my girl just announced she wants and apple pie for Thanksgiving) and came over to your creation. It looks amazing! I'm going to give it a try but will use Agave as a sweetener instead of the stevia... hoping it would be a hit. Thanks!
Hi Brenda! I just did the pie (first one for me ever) and it tastes amazing. I used almond milk instead of regular one and also used coconout oil for the crust. It is a really really good :)) Thank you for sharing it and greetings from Croatia!
Thanks for sharing your changes, I love knowing how it worked for you! Happy you liked it!
Can you make this without eggs?
Yeah u can. Didn't realize eggs were involved until 5 hours after I made it.
If I made this pie 2-3 weeks before Thanksgiving, would it be suitable to freeze before baking? Thank you for your help.
I've not tried freezing this so I'm not sure how it would do. Maybe freeze the filling separately from the pie crusts then thaw and assemble when you are ready to bake it.
This is a two crust pie right? I read to add the apples and the top crust but no mention is made of a bottom crust. Are there some directions missing or am I not reading right? the question about baking the crust before filling it with apples is throwing me off. Looking forward to trying this out soon.
Also, 1 - 1/2 tbsp of stevia sounds like an awful lot. I just want to verify that it is tbsp and not tsp. Thanks.
If I use a store-brought whole wheat pie crust, do I need to bake the crust before filling it with the apples?
No you don't need to. As far as the stevia goes, yes it is a Tablespoon and a half. Typical apple pies have 3/4 -1 cup of white sugar.
What brand of powdered stevia do you use in your apple pie recipe?
Thanks for noticing that, I meant to link it above and forgot. Just did. 🙂