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Deep-Dish Apple Pie

September/October 2007

Your rating: None Average: 4 (175 votes)

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!



READER'S COMMENT:
"desserts dont taste good without 10000000000 cups of sugar!!! =DDDDDDDDDD "

19 Reviews for Deep-Dish Apple Pie

10/05/2010
Anonymous

When are people going to learn that the butter you put in your crust is not going to kill you but all that brown sugar will? I love this site but am amazed at the amount of sugar in recipes that are supposedly diabetes approved! I am hypoglycemic, not diabetic but I must watch the amount of sugar and carbs in any food I eat so I have to change almost any recipe on here. I will try this apple pie but I will use the butter and will have a great crust!

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08/30/2010

The apples have a good flavor but the crust isn't good. It's tough and flavorless, not that flaky rich crust in a good apple pie. But this is definitely healthier than that, so I'll give it 2 stars instead of 1.

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11/29/2009

Everyone loved this pie, it is a very acceptable healthy version of the original. I especially enjoyed the heartier crust.

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09/02/2009
Anonymous

This is excellent. The pie crust was really sturdy yet very flaky. Super yum.

Anonymous, Valley Cottage, NY

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09/02/2009
Anonymous

I loved this recipe! I used a combination of granny smith, golden delicious, fuji, and braeburn apples. It turned out fantastic! My husband was a little disappointed that the crust wasn't flakier but I thought it was good considering the low fat content.

Andrea, Webster, TX

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