Sunday, November 20, 2011

Radical Cooking - How to Make An Apple Pie Without Sugar (or Artificial Sweeteners)

From the Kitchens of Cheesecake Farms
www.CheesecakeFarms.com




Can you make a pie without sugar?
Yes, you can!! 




Cutting back on sugar?
Good for you!!

But don't gunk up your good intentions with artificial sweeteners.

This pie is a REAL pie made with real fruit.  
No artificial sweeteners or other yuck-y things.  
Just the sweet taste of sweet apples.

No one will miss the sugar.
Who knew good health could taste this good?


Unsugared Apple Pie
Not a smidgeon of added sugar in this little gem but plenty sweet.... no artificial sugar either!  The sweetness comes naturally from sweet apples!!

This does NOT taste like a diet pie and, actually, it isn't a diet pie.  
It's an honest to goodness real pie that just happens to be made without sugar.

This is our most requested recipe.
You're going to be surprised!

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Makes one (10 inch) pie
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Pie crust for a 2 crust (10 inch) pie  (purchased or home made)
12 (4 inch) red or yellow delicious apples (peeled, cored and coarsely chopped - about 10 cups)
1/4 cup dark raisins
1/4 cup walnuts (halves and pieces)
3/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
1 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon instant or quick cooking tapioca
1/4 teaspoons vanilla

Position oven rack so pie will bake in lower third.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Line pie pan with bottom crust.  Fill with apples, raisins and nuts.

In a small sauce pan, heat juice, butter, tapioca and vanilla until butter melts.  Pour over apples in crust.  

Top with second crust.  
Crimp edges.  
Cut a steam hole in the center of the pie.

Bake in preheated oven 50 minutes or until crust is browned on the bottom and apples are tender.  

Cool completely before cutting so the juice thickens.  
Cutting too soon results in a watery pie.


PS.... How about a scoop of ice cream to gild the lily????


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