Apple pie is my favorite pie. I make it for holidays and just because sometimes too. I wanted to cut out some of the fat from the butter so I cut it down and eliminate the sugar. It makes it caramel and better for you.

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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 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.

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  • Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work of crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.

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

Editor's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts

413 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 55.3g 18% DV; fat 21g 32% DV; cholesterol 15.3mg 5% DV; sodium 240.1mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2012
THE.BEST.PIE.EVER. I've made both the original recipe and this healthier version and for my taste this one wins the contest. I can't imagine anyone rating these pies less than 5 stars. You just can't mess them up. Thank you Grandma Ople!! One alteration that made it a tad healthier still is I made a whole wheat pie crust. (Recipe: 3/4cup butter softened; 1/3cup water; 1/4 tsp salt; 1/2 tsp sugar; 1 cup whole wheat flour; 1 cup white flour. It's meant to be 2 crusts but I squeeze 3 out of it. Roll between 2 sheets of wax paper. Super easy.) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/24/2013
To make it even more healthy I eliminated the white processed sugar and replaced it with raw unfiltered honey and a tiny bit of organic molasses. I also made my own crust with almond meal and coconut oil and replaced the white processed flour with organic coconut flour. Much more healthy and you'd never know the difference! Read More
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  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 5
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  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2012
THE.BEST.PIE.EVER. I've made both the original recipe and this healthier version and for my taste this one wins the contest. I can't imagine anyone rating these pies less than 5 stars. You just can't mess them up. Thank you Grandma Ople!! One alteration that made it a tad healthier still is I made a whole wheat pie crust. (Recipe: 3/4cup butter softened; 1/3cup water; 1/4 tsp salt; 1/2 tsp sugar; 1 cup whole wheat flour; 1 cup white flour. It's meant to be 2 crusts but I squeeze 3 out of it. Roll between 2 sheets of wax paper. Super easy.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2012
Easy pie with great results. My teenage daughter made the sauce and with pre-made pie crust and Granny Smith apples it made a wonderful pie. We took the liberty of putting a 1/4 tsp. cinnamon in the sauce because we are all fond of a touch of cinnamon in our cooked apples. Everyone loved it with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. Just right! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2012
This is the first time I ever made a pie. I look for recipes with a few ingredients and simple directions; this fit the criteria so I gave it a try. It was great tasting. My husband a pie lover said it was great. I was able to use only one pie crust as my recipe for crusts was ample enough to use the scraps and reform them to apply the lattice strips. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/24/2013
To make it even more healthy I eliminated the white processed sugar and replaced it with raw unfiltered honey and a tiny bit of organic molasses. I also made my own crust with almond meal and coconut oil and replaced the white processed flour with organic coconut flour. Much more healthy and you'd never know the difference! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2013
This was my first attempt at baking an apple pie. Although mine did not come out looking as nice as the one in the photo (I had to make pie crust from scratch for the first time so you can imagine...lol). Overall the taste was amazing. It had a slight lemony taste (which I loved) even though I did not add any lemon. I am guessing it was the apples. I think the brown sugar made a world of difference and it made me feel a little less guilty...:p I will be making another pie soon. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/25/2013
I did something wrong - my butter flour sugar water went fairly solid - more like a paste - I couldn't pour it - had to pack it over top of apples. Sure hope it works.... Did I let it heat too long on the stove??? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2013
I made this pie yesterday and found it to be absolutely wonderful! I made no changes to the recipe followed it to the letter. I can't wait to have another slice with whipped cream after supper tonight. Thanks for posting this recipe! It's a WINNER! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2013
I haven't tried this recipe yet, but I,m curious to know how many people got the new "allrecipes" mag. and what everyone thinks of it? I love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2013
This is the only way I make apple pie now! I pile the apples high and pour the sauce before it becomes a paste so it spreads evenly over all the apples. My family loves it. Read More
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