Recipe: Yummy Diabetic Apple Pie

It is that time of year when fall makes you think of home-cooked treats especially with the holidays around the corner.  I can not believe it already!  So since we all went to the Happy Apple Farm and the kids and I picked a couple bags of natures finest snack, it is time to make the pies, apple butters and fritters!  I make my father who is diabetic a few different versions of apple pies.  Even though I prefer the Dutch Apple style of pie, he is tried and true with the standard double crust version. Since he paid for the Apple Farm fun and drove us there it is the least I can do to say “thanks PT”. Long story on how he got that name, but that is for another time. 

I have this dandy apple peeler where you put the apples on it and crank away. This comes in handy for assembly line type of action that you can get your kids into!  Hecka beats the old fashioned potato peeler, especially if you plan of a lot of apples. From there if you use an apple corer and slicer combo you have it made. Since last year I broke my apple corer and slicer after many years of abuse I had to do the knife and cut up and core the old fashioned way. No Biggie there, just not as quick.   I put all the apples into a bowl with lemon juice until ready for me to use. 

Recipe for Diabetic Apple Pie:

8-10 mix of sweet and tart apples
lemon juice
apple juice (sugar free-organic)
Splenda BROWN sugar
Pumpkin Pie spice
chopped nuts
butter (cold)
egg white + 1 tsp. water
double pie crust

After all the apples are ready, I would say aprox  8 -10 apples sliced 1/4 inch thick. I add (1 1/2) heaping TBL flour, 1 TBL lemon juice, 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or use ), little pinch of  salt, 2 TBL apple juice (no sugar – organic) and 1/4 C Splenda Brown sugar.  Mix it all together. This year I wanted to add about 1/4 C of chopped up nuts to add some texture. Put that all in a pie shell, dot with butter. add top crust with cute cutouts.  Last do a egg white plus 1 tsp water mix to brush on top to make it pretty.

Bake that little bit of Americana at 45o for 30 minutes then turn down oven to 350 to continue baking for another 25-35 minutes. Tent with foil if needed to prevent over browning. Cool completely to let juices set up.

My Dad said this was the best pie he ever ate. He liked the addition of the chopped up nuts alot and has already put in the order for pie #2..

Momma says:  An apple a day keeps-forget that- apple pie slice today keeps the ho hums away!

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