Deep-Dish Apple Pie

September/October 2007

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With all that delicious fruit an apple pie should be healthy, but the truth is a slice can have as much as 750 calories and 30 grams of fat. For the most part, the culprit is the crust. We use whole-wheat pastry flour to add fiber and lower the saturated fat by replacing some of the butter with canola oil. The brown sugar-sweetened filling in this pie is made with two kinds of apples for the perfect balance. A slice has half the calories of a typical version and only 10 grams of fat—sweet!

"desserts dont taste good without 10000000000 cups of sugar!!! =DDDDDDDDDD "

19 Reviews for Deep-Dish Apple Pie

Why Sugar?

I agree with an earlier comment. Even using "tart" apples like McIntosh or Granny Smith I NEVER use sugar, nor do I use butter, although it does make it nicer. My biggest complaint is that all of the "healthy" baking recipes ALL call for white sugar or brown sugar, when for the most part it isn't needed for sweetness.

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Anonymous wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

When I was baking, I always

When I was baking, I always used sweeter apples and less sweetener. Glad to see this as a great recipe to get people
started in changing their tastes!


Maybe it's not fair to rate this a 4 because I have not made it according to this recipe YET. I certainly will because I'm looking for a healthier crust than I've been making for 30 yrs. But, I must say, the photo doesn't look flaky at all. If I were judging pies it would get a 2 for appearance. And how 'deep dish' can it be if your plate is 9' X HALF AN INCH deep?? I can't fathom fitting 12 c. of apples into a pie plate that small. We'll see.

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Anonymous wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

i baked this pie and trust me

i baked this pie and trust me the apples will fit i felt the same way and didnt add as much..the crust did rise quite high and it felt hollow for tast this pie is heavenly...soooo good..i dont know about the healthy bit..i followed directions to the T wouldnt add as much brown sugar next was very sweet...but for my first time baking a pie it came out real good...


desserts dont taste good without 10000000000 cups of sugar!!! =DDDDDDDDDD


First off why do you add sugar at all? Why not do it without sugar? Second I do not ever use all purpose flour only whole wheat flours. So this is even healthier. Butter has cholesterol that is why it is not good for you in large amounts.
This is a very helpful recipe for crusts.


Pie has to be sweet especially Apple Pie because of the tart apples. Enough salt to bring out the flavor and a pinch won't do it.
I loved the crust and pie after I added 1 and 1/2 cups light brown sugar and 1 tsp. kosher salt.
I love apple pie and any other kind of pie but I want it sweet and full of flavor.



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