Healthier Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

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Apple pie is my favorite pie — I make it for holidays or any occasion. I based this recipe on another popular apple pie recipe on this site, but I cut the butter and sugar amounts in half.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch pie

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 (14.1 ounce) package double-crust pie pastry, thawed

  • 8 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and stir to form a paste; cook until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add brown sugar and water; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

  3. Press one pastry into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Roll out remaining pastry so it will overhang the pie by about 1/2 inch. Cut pastry into eight 1-inch strips.

  4. Place sliced apples into the bottom crust, forming a slight mound. Lay four pastry strips vertically and evenly spaced over apples, using longer strips in the center and shorter strips at the edges.

  5. Make a lattice crust: Fold the first and third strips all the way back so they're almost falling off the pie. Lay one of the unused strips perpendicularly over the second and fourth strips, then unfold the first and third strips back into their original position.

  6. Fold the second and fourth vertical strips back. Lay one of the three unused strips perpendicularly over top. Unfold the second and fourth strips back into their original position.

  7. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 to weave in remaining two pastry strips. Fold and trim excess dough at the edges as necessary. Pinch to secure.

  8. Slowly and gently pour sugar mixture over lattice crust, making sure it seeps over sliced apples. Brush some onto lattice, but make sure it doesn't run off the sides.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking until apples are soft, 35 to 45 minutes.

Editor's Note:

This recipe is a healthier version of Apple Pie by Grandma Ople.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

413 Calories
21g Fat
55g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 413
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 200mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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