As the second most-consumed whole fruit in the U.S., apples are packed with antioxidants, and are a good source of vitamin C and dietary fiber. And while the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” might be true, there’s no reason why you can’t also enjoy a nice slice of apple pie.
This recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie is a great alternative to a traditional apple pie. It still has all the flavors that make apple one of the country’s most popular pie choices, but uses ingredients that boost its nutritional value, like oat flour, walnuts, rolled oats and applesauce.
Healthy Apple Pie
1 1/3 cups spelt, white, oat, or gf ap flour
3 tbsp sugar of choice or xylitol
pinch pure stevia OR additional 1 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil or melted coconut oil (45g)
2 tbsp water
4 cups peeled apple, sliced thin (400g)
pinch stevia OR 1 tbsp pure maple syrup or agave
optional 1/2 cup raw walnuts, diced small
optional 1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup spelt, white, oat, or gf ap flour
6 tbsp coconut or brown sugar, or xylitol for sugar-free
pinch pure stevia OR 2 additional tbsp sugar
1/4 cup oil, OR 1/4 applesauce for fat-free
1/8 tsp salt
*Note: This recipe calls for an 8-inch springform, but it also works in a 9-inch if you double the entire recipe.
Preheat oven to 350F, line the bottom of an 8-inch springform or removable-bottom tart pan with parchment, and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry crust ingredients, then stir in the oil and water to make a dough. Transfer to the prepared pan, press down hard, and bake 12 minutes on the center rack.
Toss the apple and sweetener in a medium bowl, then spread evenly over the baked crust. In a third bowl, combine all crumble ingredients. Sprinkle the crumble evenly over the apples. Bake 50-60 minutes or until apples are soft and tender. Allow to cool 20 minutes before removing the springform.