My aunt is a nurse and would bake this pie for my 99 year old grandmother who was diabetic.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
1 pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Whisk together the cornstarch, cinnamon and 1/4 of the apple juice.

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, simmer the apples in the remaining apple juice until tender. Add the cornstarch mixture and stir until thickened.

  • Pour into bottom crust and cover with top crust. Bake for 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

309 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 41.4g; fat 15.1g; sodium 235.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2005
I simmered the granny smith apples for about 5 minutes & used Langer's frozen apple juice (11.5 oz.) which was labeled as having no added sugar. I made my own thin graham cracker crust omitted the top crust & topped the pie with chopped walnuts as one reviewer suggested. The pie didn't have any artificial sugar aftertaste as the sweetener is apple juice. I wasn't sure about adding 3 Tbsp of cornstarch as I'd seen recipes with less but the consistency was fine. I made this for Father's Day for my diabetic dad and everyone loved it. My sister pronounced it "perfect" & asked me for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/25/2005
Made this for my diabetic dad who said it was great, but this is NOT a 'no sugar' apple pie. It's a 'no sugar ADDED' apple pie. The no sugar added apple concentrate had 28 grams of sugar! I used granny smith apples, because they are less sweet. I will keep looking for another recipe that has less sugar overall. By mistake, I made the concentrate/cornstarch mixture first, before peeling the apples, and then afterwards it was goopy and did not mix well into the rest of the mixture, but had it been done right it would have made a really nice gooey pie. Actually my dad just checked his blood sugar and it's really high!!!! Stay away, diabetics! Read More
(78)
44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
07/25/2005
Made this for my diabetic dad who said it was great, but this is NOT a 'no sugar' apple pie. It's a 'no sugar ADDED' apple pie. The no sugar added apple concentrate had 28 grams of sugar! I used granny smith apples, because they are less sweet. I will keep looking for another recipe that has less sugar overall. By mistake, I made the concentrate/cornstarch mixture first, before peeling the apples, and then afterwards it was goopy and did not mix well into the rest of the mixture, but had it been done right it would have made a really nice gooey pie. Actually my dad just checked his blood sugar and it's really high!!!! Stay away, diabetics! Read More
(78)
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2005
I simmered the granny smith apples for about 5 minutes & used Langer's frozen apple juice (11.5 oz.) which was labeled as having no added sugar. I made my own thin graham cracker crust omitted the top crust & topped the pie with chopped walnuts as one reviewer suggested. The pie didn't have any artificial sugar aftertaste as the sweetener is apple juice. I wasn't sure about adding 3 Tbsp of cornstarch as I'd seen recipes with less but the consistency was fine. I made this for Father's Day for my diabetic dad and everyone loved it. My sister pronounced it "perfect" & asked me for the recipe. Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2003
I served this to my family for Thanksgiving including my father who is diabetic and they loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2008
I just made this and have to say--this apple pie is genius! Seriously it is unbelievably good. I used a homemade pie crust (but just one--I made a crust by sprinkling pecans on the top) used 5 Granny Smith apples (which I let simmer on the stove for about 20-30 minutes) and 2 tbsps of cinnamon instead of 1. This is one of the best apple pies I have ever had! You don't miss the sugar at all--it tastes perfectly sweet. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2007
I really liked this recipe. I used bottled apple juice and boiled it down until double because I didn't have any frozen. I also used a whole wheat pie crust. I thought it tasted great. So did my husband. But unfortunately he is diabetic and it was too rich for him. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2007
This is my apple pie from now on. With "Best Ever Pie Crust" it's a hard combination to beat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2007
A wonderful "no sugar added" recipe. I've made this many times and it's always a hit with the family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2007
I think this pie is perfect. My girls made it for my dad who is diabetic. He loves it. Now we make two for him. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2008
My grandmother is a diabetic and I bake this every time I visit for her. My grandfather has a MAJOR sweet tooth and I wasn't sure if he would like it or not. HE LOVED IT! He ate the whole pie last time! It's a bit runny but that's expected. I wasn't prepared for that the first time I made it. Make sure you put a pan underneath it to catch any overflow. Read More
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