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Homemade Healthy Apple Pie


This homemade apple pie recipe is easy to make and it’s extra flavorful. Made with whole grain spelt flour crust for a rustic texture, apples, and pecans.

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top of the baked apple pie with some decorative elements

Recipe Features

  • This pie is made with more nutritious and easier digestible sprouted whole-grain spelt flour.
  • It’s made with less processed coconut sugar.
  • The texture is denser and heavier and the crust is easy to work with.

Key Ingredients

ingredients needed to make homemade apple pie

Ingredient Notes

  • Pre-made pie crust. You can use Spelt flour pie dough or pastry of your choice.
  • Apples. I used Honeycsrip apples. You will need six medium-sized ones.
  • Crushed pecan nuts. This is optional, feel free to skip it or replace it with walnuts.
  • Coconut sugar. I love to use coconut sugar in baking since it also adds the caramel flavor.
  • Arrowroot starch. We’ll need it to thicken the apple pie filling.
  • Cinnamon spice. Feel free to sub with pumpkin pie spice.
  • One egg. For brushing the pie before baking so it has a shiny surface.

Step-by-step Instructions

Step 1. Peel and core the apples, slice, and add to the large mixing bowl.

sliced and peeled apples on top of the cutting board

Step 2. In the same mixing bowl with apples add the following: arrowroot starch, sugar, crushed pecans, and cinnamon. Mix and let it sit while rolling out the pastry.

mixing glass bowl with sliced apples and spices

Step 3. Preheat the oven to 375F degrees. On a large flat surface, roll out the dough for the bottom of the pie.

cutting board with rolled out pie crust pastry

Step 4. Place it in the pie dish overlapping the rime and pressing firmly inside the dish. Add the apple pie filling.

apple pie dish with pie pastry and apple pie filling

Step 5. Roll the top pastry, place it on top of the filling and cover the pie. Trim and discard the leftover dough. Make a few slits. Bake until golden, cool before slicing.

unbaked apple pie

Optional step. Use leftover pie dough for decoration. Use a cookie cutter or your knife skills to add additional decorative-shaped pieces on top.

unbaked covered with pastry apple pie decorated with some edible elements

Tips For Success

  • Keep dough in the refrigerator before you are ready to work with it. It’s easier to work with cold dough to roll and shape it.
  • If you are looking to make homemade pie crust pastry, this detailed instructions on how to make the pie crust will help.
  • Choose the right apples for apple pie. I like to use Honeycrisp or Fuji since they keep the shape and add a perfect amount of sweetness.
  • Add plenty of filling to the pie to keep it full.
  • To avoid watery filling and soggy pie, I recommend skipping adding extra liquids.
  • Bake till golden, start checking on your pie after 45 minutes, if you notice that the top burns, cover with foil.
  • The pie will hold the best shape after being cooled and refrigerated.
  • Serve with a dollop of ice cream if desired.
  • This recipe used pie dish 9 1/2 inches in diameter

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What kind of apples are best for apple pie?

The best apples for baking this pie would be Honeycrisp, Fuji, Jonagold, Granny Smiths. These varieties hold the perfect shape and add the right amount of sweetness.

How long to bake the Apple pie?

If using a standard pie dish, baking should take 45-60 minutes at 375 degrees. It will depend on the oven and the pastry you use.

sliced of the apple pie on the small plate with blue decorations

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baked apple pie with pastry decorations

Homemade Healthy Apple Pie

Natalia-Flavorful Home
This homemade healthy apple pie recipe is easy and tasty. Made with whole grain spelt flour crust for a rustic texture and flavor.
4.67 from 3 votes
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 427 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pie crust pastry pre-made
  • 6 apples medium-sized
  • 1/2 cup pecans crushed, optional
  • 2 tbs arrowroot powder
  • 3/4 coconut sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg for egg washing the crust

Instructions
 

  • Make the filling. To make the filling, peel, and core the apples, slice, and add to the large mixing bowl. Add the following ingredients to the bowl with apples: crushed nuts, arrowroot powder, sugar, cinnamon. Mix well to combine.
  • Make the pie – Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. On a large flat surface, roll out the dough for the bottom of the pie, layer the pie dish pressing the dough firmly. Add the apple pie filling. Roll out the top layer and cover the pie. Seal by tightly pressing and trim the leftover dough.
  • Brush the egg wash. Whisk the egg, and using the pastry brush, add a touch of egg wash all over the top.
  • Bake the pie. Bake pie on the middle rack for 45-60 minutes. The pie is done when the crust is golden
  • Cool and serve.

Notes

Keep the dough in the refrigerator before you are ready to work with it. It’s easier to work with cold dough to roll and shape it.
If you are looking to make your own pie crust, this detailed instruction on making the pie crust will help.
Choose the right apples for the apple pie. I like to use Honeycrisp or Fuji since they keep the shape and add a perfect amount of sweetness.
Add plenty of filling to the pie to keep it full.
To avoid watery filling, I recommend skipping adding extra liquids.
Bake till golden, start checking on your pie after 45 minutes: if you notice that top burns, cover with foil.
The pie will hold the best shape after being cooled and refrigerated.
Serve with a dollop of ice cream if desired.
This recipe used a pie dish 9 1/2 inches in diameter.
To make this pie gluten-free, use a gluten-free pie crust. 

Nutrition

Calories: 427kcalCarbohydrates: 76gProtein: 12gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 12mgPotassium: 182mgFiber: 14gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 109IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 4mg
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