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 "

20 Reviews for Deep-Dish Apple Pie


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


This turns out like the old fashioned, all American, Moms-make-it-'cuz'they-love-you pies! Used a bit of Stevita instead of sugar (see that Joan cut some calories too) Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous, Charlottesville, VA


It's the best apple pie that I have tried in along time. My husband had three helpings and he is not a sweet eater. I live in Cloverdale B.C. Canada

Tina, Cloverdale, B.


I was looking for a deep dish recipe for peach pie and found this one for apple. It worked wonderfully well, and had rave reviews - - the taste was absolutely scrumptious - - and now everyone is looking for me to make more. Recipe great for just about any deep dish pie filling - - according to personal taste - - used it with blueberry but left out the cinnamon and nutmeg with the second try.

Williettew, Columbia, SC


I used splenda sugar and brown sugar, it was very good and cut down on some of the calories. It doesn't change the texture of the crust or the filling.

Joan, Jacksonville, NC

Comments (1)


Anonymous wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

Apple pie isnt apple pie

Apple pie isnt apple pie until you have made it with Harlson
apples. THE BEST. short growing season and cannot be found in Florida. Next would be Granny Smiths. If you cant treat your self to a good 'ol fashion apple pie with brown sugar, lots of cinnamon, and butter or even lard, At least for the Holidays why make it at all. Treat the family. Just whatch the portions. I say go for it. Christmas and Thanksgiving comes around only once a year. (using a tbs if lemon juice and sea salt makes my apple pie burst with flavor.)

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