No Added Sugar Apple PieSubmitted by: ADMETOS
IntroductionThe crust is made with smart balance sticks and unsweetened applesauce, and Splenda is used in place of sugar. The crust is made with smart balance sticks and unsweetened applesauce, and Splenda is used in place of sugar.
1.5 C of Unbleached Flour
6 tbsp. Smart Balance Butter Blend Stick, cut up into small pieces
3 tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp Splenda
1/8 C water
3 lbs. McIntosh Apples
1 oz. lemon juice
1/2 C Splenda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. lemon peel
Set aside 1/4 C flour for rolling.
In a large bowl combine the remaining flour with the salt and Splenda. Using a fork and a knife, mix in the in the Smart Balance. Add the applesauce, then the water.Set aside 1/3 of the dough for the top crust.
Roll out bottom crust on a pice of parchment paper, and put into a large pie pan. Prick crust with fork.
Peel, core and cut the apples into bite sized pieces. Put them into a bowl, and pour lemon juice over the apples.
Place the apples and lemon juice into the bottom crust in the pie pan.
In a small bowl, mix the remaining filling ingredients and sprinkle over the apples.
Roll out the top crust on the parchment paper.
Using a pastry brush and some water, moisten the top edge of the bottom crust, so that the top crust will stick to it. Place the top crust over the pie, and press to seal the edges. Poke holes in the top crust with the fork.
Bake @ 450 degrees for 45 minutes.
To prevent the top crust from burning, cut out a circle from a paper bag large enough to cover the pie while it is baking.
Serving Size: makes 12 servings
Number of Servings: 12
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ADMETOS.