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

Our go-to recipe!

We've been using this recipe since 2007 when it appeared in the magazine. It is delicious. It's not buttery and heavy but at the same time doesn't taste light. Please for the sake of apple pie do not sub out the sugar for a non-calorie sweetener!!

Great with a couple tweaks

This was the first apple pie I loved because it tasted like sweet apples and not pure sugar. I doubled the cinnamon, nutmeg, used 1/8 tsp of allspice and a dash of cardamom

Can taste the apples

I replaced
applesauce for the butter
coconut oil for the canola oil
stevia for the white sugar
and honey for the brown sugar. Came out great!

Comments (1)


Anonymous wrote 47 weeks 6 days ago



Perfectly delicious

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!

Delicious, low cal, easy
This is a joke right?

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!

Comments (2)


Anonymous wrote 49 weeks 2 days ago

The butter IS listed in the

The butter IS listed in the ingredients maybe if you took the time to actually READ the recipe before you criticized it!

Anonymous wrote 2 years 23 weeks ago

How sad that you feel that

How sad that you feel that way. You can get over your sugar habit in surprisingly little time.

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