This healthy apple pie is not your grandmother’s recipe. If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to the traditional apple pie without all the added sugar, this is a must try recipe.
You Can Totally Make a Healthy Apple Pie
I’ve been on a mission to cut out refined sugar as much as I can for me and my family. My twins have enjoyed eating this apple pie tart. I think they are happy to eat anything called a pie.
If you’re on a similar quest to eat more nutritiously and cut out refined sugars, make sure you try this recipe. Plus, this pie crust is made of pecans!
Skip the All-Purpose Flour
All-purpose flour is devoid of any nutrients. Why not opt for a pie crust made of pecans. This crust is tasty and pairs perfectly with the apple pie.
Recipe adapted from Elena’s Pantry
- 4-5 medium apples peeled, cored, and cut in 1/8 inch slices
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 1.5 tsp salt
Pulse pecans in a food processor until everything is nicely combined and has the texture of gravel.
Beat the eggs in a bowl until well combined.
Pulse the eggs, coconut flour, and salt until thoroughly combined and forms a ball.
Grease a 9-inch pan.
Press crust evenly onto bottom and the sides of the pan using your hands. Set aside and begin adding filling.
Peel, core, and cut in 1/8 inch slices (mine are never exact)
In a large bowl, evenly coat all your apple slices in cinnamon, lemon juice, and arrowroot.
Fan out your apples in a circle onto the uncooked crust starting from the outside in.
Continue the same process until you run out of apples.
Cover tart with foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 45-70 minutes, or until juices are bubbling.
Remove the foil and bake an additional 5-10 minutes, so it gets that nice brown color and the crust is a bit toasted.
You can serve this with homemade whip cream, fresh yogurt, or on its own. Enjoy!