No-Sugar Apple Pie with Honey

My mom and I made up this apple pie with honey recipe because I'm allergic to sugar. Now we all love it!!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
1 9-inch pie



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • ¾ cup vegetable shortening (such as Crisco®)

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • 6 tablespoons cold water, or more as needed


  • 6 cups sliced apples

  • ¾ cup honey

  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Put flour and salt for crust in a large bowl. Cut in shortening and butter using a pastry blender until they are pea-sized. Mix in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough is slightly firm, adding more water if needed. Split dough in half and roll out each piece separately. Spread one of the pieces neatly over the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan.

  3. Combine apples, honey, flour, cinnamon, lemon juice, and nutmeg for filling in another bowl. Transfer into the crust. Place remaining pie dough over top and crimp together using your fingers to seal. Make a shallow slit on top with a sharp knife to vent.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until juices on top start to bubble, about 50 minutes. Let sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

If you like cinnamon feel free to add more. Personally I think Granny Smith or other green apples are the best.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

487 Calories
25g Fat
64g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 487
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 353mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 146mg 3%

* 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.