I didn't have whole wheat pastry flour, so I just used whole wheat flour in it. It was a little tougher than most pie crusts, but it was still good. Everyone who tried it thought it was wonderful. The only part I didn't like about this recipe was the extra step of cooking half the apples on the stovetop. But if that's the trade for making it more delicious...I'll do it every time!
Deep-Dish Apple Pie
From EatingWell: September/October 2007
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!
21 Reviews for Deep-Dish Apple Pie
You put up a recipe claiming it was healthy and then never mention the quantity of butter needed! I would be pissed if I started this and found no butter listed in the ingredients then seen it called for in the directions!
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.
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.
desserts dont taste good without 10000000000 cups of sugar!!! =DDDDDDDDDD