Happy Fall, y’all!
I am taking a break from #allthingspumpkin and experimented in the kitchen with homemade apple pie! When it comes to pie, what is your favorite: apple, pecan, or pumpkin?
With holidays right around the corner, I decided to get in the kitchen and make a more nourishing pie with the same flavor and deliciousness. Finding healthier alternatives to my favorite treats is one of my favorite things!
I adapted my pie crust from @livelytable and it did not disappoint. Essentially you could use about any type of flour, but I chose 100% whole wheat flour for some extra fiber + B vitamins + nutrients.
Tip for the pie crust: The recipe calls to use a food processor, but I used my Vitamix and it worked perfectly. This recipe makes 2 pie crusts that last in the fridge up to 3 days before use. If you are vegan or do not care for butter, feel free to use coconut oil.
I chose to peel my apples BUT there are TONS of nutrients in the apple peeling-fiber, vitamins and minerals…you can keep the peeling or save it for a smoothie.
Okay, onto the recipe!
Homemade Apple Pie
Pie Crust Ingredients:
2 cups 100% Whole Wheat Flour
2/3 cup (12 T) cold butter, cubed
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold water
4 large apples (I used Fuji & Pink Lady)
1/4 cup Maple Syrup-pure
1 T Lemon Juice
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tsp Cinnamon
1 T whole wheat flour
Pie Crust Directions:
1. Using a food processor or high powered blender, pulse flour, butter, and salt until crumbly (or pea shaped form).
2. Add cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until flour meets dough-like texture.
3. Form dough into 2 equal shaped disks. Refrigerate up to 3 days or go ahead and roll out and form crust into a pie pan.
4. Bake at 375 F for 10 minutes.
1. Peel apples if desired. Slice apples to desired size.
2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, add peeled + sliced apples, maple syrup, lemon juice, vanilla extract, cinnamon and flour. Mix well. Set aside.
1. Allow baked pie crust to cool for about 5 minutes.
2. Add apple pie filling.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, keeping an eye on pie.
4. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and ENJOY.
*TIP: if you’d like a more “goopy” pie, use a tart apple like Granny Smith and cook for about 30-45 minutes. I will experiment with this method soon!! 😊
Let me know in the comments section or on my social media pages what YOUR favorite pie is! I’d love to know!
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