Updated: Dec 10, 2019
You are the apple of my pie!.. I mean eye. Mmm pie🤤 I absolutely love fall! All the colours, the warm clothes, apple picking with my family, pumpkin carving, thanksgiving and of course, APPLE PIES! This is one of my favourite treats and brings back many childhood memories.
However, being the health conscious nut I am, I always want to find the balance between healthy and delicious. I try to make my treats as healthy as possible without compromising on taste. I don't know about you but I hate feeling bloated/sluggish/tired/heavy/gross after having treats! So baking healthier versions of my favourite foods is an easy way to get all the YUMMM without the YUCK
This apple pie was definitely a success! I hope you enjoy it :)
For the crust
2 cups of whole wheat flour ( or gluten free flour or almond flour)
1/4 cup of grounded flax seed
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup of chilled butter (or non-hydrogenated margarine)
1/2 cup cold water (more or less as needed)
For the filling
5 apples (peeled and cut in small pieces)
3tbsp of cinnamon ( I really love cinnamon.)
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of maple syrup
1. Preheat oven to 350oF
2. In a large bowl, mix flour, flax seeds and cinnamon
3. Using a pastry cutter (or two knifes) cut butter in flour mix until it reaches a granulated texture.
4. Add water, 1 tbsp. at a time, while mixing dough until it reaches a "play-doh" consistency
5. Chill dough for at least 1h (up to 24h)
6. In a medium bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
7. Peel and cut apples in thin slices.
8. Combine sugar and cinnamon with apple.
9. Add maple syrup. Mix well until all apples are covered.
10. Roll out dough and place in a pie tray
11. Add apple mixture.
12. Optional: If you wish to have a top crust, roll out more dough and cover pie (You can get creative here and make fancy designs!!)
13. Place in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes (Until golden)
14. Let the pie cool and the ENJOY!
Marie-Pier Pitre-D'Iorio, RD, B.Sc. Psychology