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Almost Like Mom’s Apple Pie

Almost Like Mom’s Apple Pie

Make this, and you'll be the apple of someone's eye. Combine cinnamon and nutmeg together to give this apple pie some bite. Try different types of apples to change the flavor of the filling. It’s a reduced-calorie "sweetie pie" of a recipe.

Recipe by Debra Warner, Buyer, Wal-Mart.

Ingredients

Filling

  • 6 ounces of frozen unsweetened apple juice concentrate
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 6 medium apples, sliced
  • Try different varieties for different flavor (leave peel on for added nutritional value)
  • 1 tablespoon of heart-healthy buttery spread
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg

Crust

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup plus a few tablespoons well-chilled non-fat milk

Preparation

Filling

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the frozen apple juice, flour, cinnamon and salt.
  • Stir constantly over medium heat until the mixture is thick and bubbly, 3-5 minutes.
  • Peel and slice the apples and stir them into the apple juice mixture.
  • For crust, combine flour and salt in bowl.
  • Combine oil and milk in a covered jar and shake vigorously to mix.
  • Make a well in the center of flour mixture and pour in the oil and milk mixture.
  • Using a pastry blender or working with your fingertips, form a ball. Don't over-work.
  • Divide into 2 balls, one slightly larger than the other.
  • Roll out the larger ball across the base of a 9-inch pie pan.
  • Roll out the smaller ball for the top.
  • Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie shell and dot with buttery spread.
  • Position the top crust over the filling, cutting slits for the steam to escape.
  • Trim and seal the edges.
  • Brush the top very lightly with water and sprinkle with nutmeg if desired.
  • Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes more.

This recipe yields 8 servings.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

  • 368 calories
  • 4 grams protein
  • 51 grams carbohydrates
  • 6 grams fat (1 gram saturated fat)

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