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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

No-Sugar-Added Apple Pie

It's time for another diabetes-friendly recipe!

This time it's apple pie. Now, let's be fair right out of the gate. There is no such thing as sugar-free apple pie. Apples have sugar in them. Period. This is no-sugar added apple pie, meaning you don't add extra sugar.

I am not 100% certain what the exact carb count for a slice would be. However, my guess is that there's probably about 30g of carbs in a single slice, about 19 of which would be sugars from the apple, the rest from the pie crust. So you'll want to account for that. It's likely that there's between 5 and 7g of fiber from the apples and the crust and the corn starch.

So this isn't a "free food," or something you want to just go overboard chowing down on. Still, it's something you can enjoy on a cheat day, or at the holidays, without worrying about a full cup of added sugar.

So, without further ado, here we go!

Recipe for no-sugar added apple pie:


1. Pie crusts (2)
2. 7-8 medium apples, cored, peeled and sliced
3. 1 cup Splenda (sucralose), Stevia, or other sweetener of your choice
4. 2 tbsp. corn starch*
5. 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
6. 1/4 tsp nutmeg


(Preheat oven to 425 degrees)
1. Core, peel and thinly slice apples. Set aside in a bowl.
2. Roll one pie crust into a 9" pie pan
3. Mix splenda, corn starch, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl. Sprinkle over apples and toss.
4. Spoon apple mix into pie pan over crust.
6. Roll second pie crust over top. Flute edges and cut slits in crust.
7. Bake at 425 degrees until top is golden brown (35-45 minutes).

*I used almond meal instead of corn starch, as corn starch is high on the blood glucose index, though it is only 2 tbsp. Using almond meal wasn't as effective a thickener and resulted in a bit more liquid inside and less syrup. I ended up having to drain what amounted to about 1/3 cup of mulled cider from the pie, but hey, bonus! Mulled cider!

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