An Awesome Apple Pie with a few twists


fresh apples in colander
My mom came up with a great apple pie recipe that I wanted to share.
We made it when she was here to celebrate her birthday last weekend and it was delicious.
The recipe has a few twists in it that make it healthy: spelt or kamut flour instead of white, maple syrup instead of sugar, and butter instead of shortening. You can even make a gluten-free version if you want by using rice flour.
And one of the best things about the pie is that it’s super easy to make…

Pie Filling Ingredients:

8-10 Fuji or Gala apples
4 – 5 generous shakes of cinnamon
1/4 cup organic maple syrup

Pie Crust Ingredients:

2 cups kamut or spelt flour (or for a gluten-free version, rice flour)
About 1/4 cup water
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
In a food processor or mixing bowl, mix flour and butter together. Add water. Mix until dough forms into a ball. Divide dough into two sections. Roll out separately. (This will be the top and bottom crust.)
After you’ve finished the crust, wash and core the apples. (You can leave the skin on.) Add half the apples into the food processor until they are cut into small pieces. (Or, you can hand-cut them.) Add half of the cinnamon and maple syrup. Mix.
Put the mixture into a bowl to make room in the food processor for more, and repeat with the other apples. Add the rest of the cinnamon and syrup. Mix. Place all the filling into the bottom crust, then add the top crust. Pinch edges to seal and cut a few slits in the top for ventilation.
apple pie baking in oven
Bake at 450 for 15 minutes then reduce heat to 350 and bake an additional 40-50 minutes. (Note: when the pie is done, the crust will be darker and less flaky than your traditional pie crust, due to the flour used, but it still tastes great.)
Serve and enjoy!
 applie pie baked in oven

25 Comments on An Awesome Apple Pie with a few twists

  1. sheila
    January 13, 2010 at 1:50 am (8 years ago)

    Hmmmm, I thought my apple pie recipe was good, but dang…maple syrup? I'm so gonna make this recipe. Maybe this weekend. Nothin like a good apple pie!

  2. Cecily R
    January 13, 2010 at 2:31 am (8 years ago)

    The maple syrup sounds yummy! I don't make apple pie in my house but I'll be sure to pass this one along to my husband (his apple pie rivals my grandma's…which is saying something)!

  3. Jenny
    January 13, 2010 at 2:40 am (8 years ago)

    Wow, that looks delicious! I'm bookmarking this recipe – it sounds great. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Annie
    January 13, 2010 at 2:45 am (8 years ago)

    OMG, it looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. Melissa
    January 13, 2010 at 5:05 am (8 years ago)

    Seriously Nummy!

  6. Jennifer
    January 13, 2010 at 5:22 am (8 years ago)

    Oh YUm! I can almost smell the pie baking.

  7. Upstatemomof3
    January 13, 2010 at 5:33 am (8 years ago)

    Definitely looks worth trying :)

  8. Jo
    January 13, 2010 at 6:33 am (8 years ago)

    SO GOOD – what a great idea to use maple syrup. Must try it in winter. I use maple syrup to glaze my roasts and it makes it so delicious.

  9. blueviolet
    January 13, 2010 at 11:05 am (8 years ago)

    Using the maple syrup sounds really tasty!

  10. Tiff
    January 13, 2010 at 12:16 pm (8 years ago)

    YUMM!! I'll have to try adding the maple syrup. Sound delicious!!

  11. Adoption Mama
    January 13, 2010 at 12:28 pm (8 years ago)

    Thanks for this healthly version of a delicious and favorite dessert here at the Ponderosa. Can you use fresh ground wheat flour as well?

  12. Jen
    January 13, 2010 at 1:56 pm (8 years ago)

    wow! lovely!

  13. Susie
    January 13, 2010 at 2:22 pm (8 years ago)

    Yummy! Every little bit helps right?

  14. Michelle
    January 13, 2010 at 6:11 pm (8 years ago)

    What an interesting twist on making an apple pie.

  15. Genny
    January 13, 2010 at 6:53 pm (8 years ago)

    Adoption Mama – yes, you can use wheat flour. :)

  16. Jessica
    January 13, 2010 at 8:29 pm (8 years ago)

    Sounds and looks delicious!

  17. KellieS
    January 13, 2010 at 10:01 pm (8 years ago)

    OK, you had me at Maple syrup… Have to try it. Gala apples are our fave because they don't turn brown.

  18. Brenda
    January 13, 2010 at 11:45 pm (8 years ago)

    Looks very yummy!

  19. jamielz
    January 16, 2010 at 2:53 am (8 years ago)

    YUMMY! Sounds great. I have a baking blog, check it our sometime


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