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Classic Apple Pie

Classic Apple Pie

Serves: 10

Category: Desserts
Author: Deana Ferreri
Tags: Athletic/Higher caloric

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Enjoy a guilt-free slice of this all-American classic. Make a tender crust from nut butter and oat flour and fill it with a luscious mixture of apples, dates and spices.

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For the Pie Crust:
2 1/4 cups oat flour (see note)
1 1/4 cups raw cashew or almond butter
1/2 cup water, or more as needed
For the Filling:
8 Winesap apples, peeled and cored, divided
3 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
10 medjool dates, pitted
2 tablespoons soy, hemp or almond milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

To make the crust:
Place oat flour and nut butter in a bowl and mash with a fork until crumbly. Add water one tablespoon at a time and blend in with the fork until dough is moist enough to roll out. Roll 1/2 of the dough out between two pieces of wax paper and place in a pie plate. Bake for 10 minutes before filling.

Roll out remaining dough to be used for top crust.

To make the filling:
Slice 6 of the apples, place in a bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice.

Combine cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.

Place the remaining 2 apples, 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice, dates and 1 teaspoon of the spice mixture in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Fold into the sliced apples. Sprinkle with remaining spice mixture.

Place filling in the prebaked bottom crust. Put top crust on top, brush with non-dairy milk and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, brush again, and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned.

Sprinkle with additional cinnamon.

Note: You can purchase oat flour at most large supermarkets or health food stores or make it yourself by processing old-fashioned oats in a food processor until finely ground.

Calories 384; Protein 10 g; Carbohydrates 56 g; Total Fat 16.1 g; Saturated Fat 1.5 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 8 mg; Fiber 8.3 g; Beta-Carotene 44 ug; Vitamin C 7 mg; Calcium 127 mg; Iron 2.8 mg; Folate 18 ug; Magnesium 89 mg; Zinc 1 mg; Selenium 0.8 ug

Comments (12):



10/17/2014 11:57 AM

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Lotta carbs in this recipe!!! You left out the sugar count from the dates which is 66.5 grams of sugar per slice and an additional 16 grams of carbs!!! How is this healthy - even for someone at a "healthy weight"?


10/17/2014 11:58 AM

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Based on the list of ingredients there is 1 + 1/4 + 1/4 = 1 + 1/2 teaspoons of spice or in other words 1/2 of a tablespoon. Where does the 1 tablespoon of spice mixture that was added to the blender come from? Also, where does the extra that is sprinkled come from? I think there has been a mix-up in the units here. Please provide the correct quantities?


10/17/2014 12:18 PM

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as someone with "healthy weight", this sounds wonderful to me! ... you're not eating it every day ... so a slice or two of healthier pie once or twice a year is something I'd sign up for! ... labestul, I'm thinking that reference to "tablespoon" was an oversight from the recipe's originator ... it should probably read "teaspoon" ... I'll try this recipe at Thanksgiving!


10/17/2014 04:10 PM

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Dr Fuhrman, have you and your wife made this pie?


10/19/2014 07:28 PM

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Is this a dumb question? Does 2 1/4 cup of oat flour equal 2 1/4 cup of old fashioned rolled oats?


10/19/2014 07:55 PM

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What would be a substitute for winesap apples? Would any baking apple work?


10/20/2014 03:58 PM

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What happened to the dates? They seem to have disappeared from the instructions?


10/22/2014 11:11 PM

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Labestul (and BBEE): I think you combine the spices (cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice) in a small bowl, and then mix a teaspoon of it to the dates, 2 apples and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in the blender that is then mixed and added to the apple slices. Since you then add the remainder of the spices to the sliced apples before filling the crust, I don't think it makes much difference if you just mix in all the spices with the blender ingredients. It's all going into the pie. :-O BBEE - your dates are going into the blender with 2 apples, 1T of lemon juice and the spices. This sounds really good. I am going to test it out. Cherrybomb 180: I also wonder about the oat flour. I'm just going to grind 2 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats and see what I end up with as a flour. If I need to grind more, at least I'll have an idea of what 2 1/4 cup oats gets me. LOL.
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10/23/2014 07:31 PM

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cyberbus...the nutrition info I found on the Medjool dates says about 16 grams or sugar per date; so a 10 slice pie has 16 grams of sugar (from the dates) per slice. Another site said 66 grams per serving, but a serving was 4 dates. Hopefully that makes us feel better about this sweet treat!!


10/30/2014 02:22 AM

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Apples are very sweet all on their own. So reduce the dates from 10 to 3 to make it more tart or just leave them out. This will significantly lower the caloric and carb count. Up the spices to expand the taste giving it more body. I used to always add raisins to apple filling but it just makes it too sweet.


10/30/2014 06:29 PM

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I just made this pie a few days ago. Both my wife and I thought it was delicious. However, I more than doubled the spices. This made it possible to add the 1 tablespoon of spice mixture as in the instructions. I don't think that the amount of spices as listed in the recipe would add enough flavor.

Is there not a process for correcting the on line copy of the recipe when the ingredients don't match the instructions or there is some other error?


12/24/2014 04:02 PM

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This looks like great. I'm looking forward to trying it for a festive treat. I think raisins or sultanas would be an interesting substitute for the dates as well.