Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Semi-Clean Apple Pie

Today is the first day of Spring! That means that Summer is just around the corner!

I know that Apple Pie is not exactly a spring timey dessert, but this one is waist-liney friendly.

Win.

I saw this recipe on The Gracious Pantry- a clean eating blog. I was skeptical... I mean, there's no added sugar. None. Not even zero-calorie sweetener stuff. Nada.

I have now made three of these delicious pies and I will never make apple pie any other way again! Quote me on that.

It's delicious, perfectly sweet, and even though I use traditional Pillsbury Pie Crust and not a clean crust, I feel like I can have dessert and haven't ruined my good-eating day.




Semi-Clean Apple Pie
adapted from The Gracious Pantry


2 medium/large sized Braeburn apples, sliced thinly and chopped
1 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
1-2 tbs Ground Cinnamon- depending on your love of cinnamon

1 box Pillsbury Pie Crusts for a 9-inch pie

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400* (box said 450*, but 400* worked better)
In a medium sized bowl combine sliced/chopped apples, apple sauce, and cinnamon- mixing well.
Lightly butter or grease a 9-inch pie pan.
Follow directions on pie crust box to thaw dough and roll out into pie pan. Fill crust with apple mixture and follow the directions on the pie crust box to top the pie. (Two-Crust Pie)

Bake for ~25 minutes or until crust is golden brown and delicious looking. Let cool before digging in!

*Fun Fact* I normally buy the store brand when there's a choice, I'm a penny-pincher you know! However, this time I compared the Nutrition Labels of the two, and Pillsbury won with less fat, calories, and carbs! Go Pillsbury! Now if they only made a whole wheat pie crust..... *hinthint*