You can indulge in this delicious, low calorie alternative to all-American apple pie without a worry. That’s because traditional apple pie loads a hefty 296 calories per serving, while this one is a guilt-free 73. Need another reason to indulge? A recent review study published in Nutrition Journal found that apples were the fruit found to be most consistently associated with a reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, asthma, and type 2 diabetes when compared to other fruits and vegetables.1 Seconds, anyone?
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Good source of fiber
4 organic apples, cored and cut into thin slices or bite-size pieces
1/2 cup organic raisins
3 tbsp. organic, cloudy apple juice
1/4 cup organic whole wheat or brown rice flour
1/4 cup organic old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup organic erythritol (try ZSweet)
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
3/4 tbsp. organic cold butter, cut into small pieces
Preheat oven to 375°. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
Combine apples, raisins and apple juice in bowl, toss well and set aside. In another bowl, combine flour, rolled oats, erythritol, cinnamon and nutmeg. With pastry blender or knife and fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Transfer apple mixture to baking dish. Sprinkle flour mixture evenly over surface. Lightly coat top with cooking spray. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 20 minutes more or until apples are tender. Remove from oven and let stand on wire rack at least 20 minutes. Cut into squares and serve warm or at room temperature.
73 calories, 1 g total fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0.3 g monounsaturated fats, 0.2 polyunsaturated fats, 2 mg cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 2.5 g fiber, 9 g sugars, 1 g protein
[Ed. Note: Kelley Herring is the Founder & CEO of Healing Gourmet. She is also the creator of Healing Gourmet's Personalized Nutrition Software and Editor-in-Chief of the Healing Gourmet book series published by McGraw-Hill, including Eat to Fight Cancer, Eat to Beat Diabetes, Eat to Lower Cholesterol and Eat to Boost Fertility. For more information, click here. ]
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