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Tweaked Apple Pie

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Apple pie with healthier crust.

It certainly isn’t “health food” — it is dessert, after all. It doesn’t hurt though to make it a little more nutritious without losing the taste.

Tweaked Apple Pie
for filling: 8 med. sized apples (Granny Smith, Cortland, or Empire preferred)
2/3 c. sugar (you may substitute the sweetener of your choice, but I don’t know how it will affect the consistency of the filling).
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp. unbleached white flour (you may substitute cornstarch, instant tapioca or tapioca starch)
1 tsp. vanilla extract, if desired
Pare, core, and slice apples. Mix together remaining filling ingredients and pour over apples. Mix gently and set aside while you make the pastry.