Healthy Apple Pie

Healthy Apple Pie

Healthy Apple Pie
Healthy Apple Pie

Apple pie is one of the most requested pies for Thanksgiving dinner.  Our  Thanksgiving dinner consists of apple pie every year!  My hubby and kids LOVE apple pie!

Apple Juice to sweeten

This recipe is great because we use apple juice as the sweetener.  Fruit juice is sweet by itself so why not use it as a sweetener as well.   Normally you don’t want to drink a lot of fruit juice because it is almost all sugar without much fiber or other nutrients.

Health Apple Pie

Whole Wheat Crust

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The crust is made with whole wheat flour.  The crust is not heavy because it is made with white whole wheat flour.  I grind my own white wheat berries into flour but you can also purchase whole wheat flour.  I share a bit about the wheat I grind on my whole wheat bread recipe. 

Traditionally when making apple pie granny smith apples are the go-to apples.  I use granny smith but you could use any apples you would like.  It just depends on your favorite and the desired finish product.

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Healthy Apple Pie
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    Pie Crust
  • 3 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil
  • about 2/3 cup cold water
    Pie filling
  • 6 cups apples, peeled and sliced
  • 12 oz. can apple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 3 Tblsp. corn starch
  • 1 Tblsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tblsp. nutmeg


Pie Crust
  • In large bowl combine whole wheat flour and sea salt. Cut in coconut oil with hands. Slowly add water and mix with hands until dough forms ball.
  • Divide into 2 and roll out in circle larger than pie tin. Place one in bottom of pie pan.
  • Pie Filling
  • Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl combine corn starch, 1/3 c. apple juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • In large saucepan place remaining apple juice and apples. Simmer on medium low heat until apples are tender.
  • Add the cornstarch mixture. Stir until slightly thickened.
  • Place apples into pie shell. Top with second pie crust. Crimp the edges together.
  • Cover edges with foil. Bake for 45 minutes.

    Are you a Pumpkin Pie fan?  I have 2 recipes for you to try.  One is a whole foods recipe which you can get here Healthy Pumpkin Pie

    It has no refined sugars.  If you are wanting all of that plus no animal products than this recipe is for you:  Whole Foods Pumpkin Pie

    Healthy Apple Pie
    Healthy Apple Pie


    You might like this apple dessert too: Healthy Apple Fritters.

    Have a happy healthy day!



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