Easy as Pie: Guilt-Free Pie Recipes
Apple and Honey Pie
This is just the pie you crave when apple season comes around, but there's no guilt involved. It has all the classic flavors of a traditional apple pie -- crispy slices of apple, sprinkles of cinnamon, and a healthy amount of honey all nestled in a warm crust -- but there is no butter nor a need to cover the pie with strips of fattening dough. A simple scoop of low-fat vanilla ice cream is all the topping you need for this wholesome winner. Start slicing!
Makes 12 servingsIngredients
Olive Oil Crust
2/3 cups extra virgin olive oil
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup ice water
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Apples and Honey Filling
5-6 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
3 tablespoons sugar or Splenda
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
To make crust: Place olive oil in freezer in ice cube freezer tray until firm. Combine all ingredients in a food processor until a smooth ball forms. Refrigerate for one hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out dough as you would standard piecrust. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes to set crust for filling.
To make filling: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour filling into prepared crust and bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown and apples are tender.
Nutrition info: 255 calories, 3g protein, 34g carbohydrate, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 1g fiber, 129mg sodium
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