Saturday, November 26, 2011


As promised, today's post is featured around Apple Pie!

Apple pies have been around since the times of Chaucer (author of the Canterbury Tales).

Here is the original recipe for apple pie written in Middle English:

Despite the fact that they were being baked over 300 years before America was even discovered, apple pies quickly became an American symbol of prosperity and pride. Where did you think the phrase "as American as apple pie" came from?

Also, did you know that the earliest recipes did not contain sugar? One reason is that sugar used to be really expensive. Second, the English probably did not have as much of a sweet tooth as we do today...

So in the spirit of the original apple pie, mine is inexpensive and sugar free!

Low-Cal Apple Pie

Servings: 12 Calories: 93 Fat: 1g Carbs: 19g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 6g Protein: 2g


For the crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • Water as needed (2 tbsp)
For the filling:
  • 650 grams apple*, peeled and sliced (about 8 or 9 medium apples)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp flour

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix flour salt and baking powder. Then cut in the yogurt and canola oil with a fork until it forms a crumbly mixture. Add water and stir until the dough begins to stick together and most of the flour mixture is absorbed. (I like to mix until a little bit of flour is left and I use this to roll out my crust and not add extra calories)
  3. Separate the dough into two balls, one slightly bigger than the other. Roll out the bigger ball and place at the bottom of an oiled pie pan (I used PAM).
  4. Peel and slice your apples then toss with the salt and 1 tbsp of flour.
  5. Layer into pie crust.
  6. Roll out second ball of dough, lay on top of apple slices and pinch the edges to seal.
  7. Cover the pie with a piece of aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil, then bake for another 15 minutes or until the top is golden and the apple slices are tender.

Let me know in the comments if you try this... I like mine topped with a dollop of plain greek yogurt!

*Note: For those with super-sweet taste buds, add a little bit more salt if you want to stay sugar free (this will amp up the flavor). Other additions include cinnamon or a 1/4 cup of sugar if you don't care about it being sugar free. Either way, it will turn out wonderful!


  1. sounds good but I would add cinnamon

  2. Yummilicious! I love apples, but especially baked apples. Their flavor enhances like NOTHING when it's baked with cinnamon; just like frozen bananas -- their flavor is so INCREDIBLE when it's slightly thawed. :)

    Yeah, I can understand how the English in the past didn't have much of a sweet tooth. Sugar was expensive back then -- it was a delicacy that was only used on special occasions, or in small amounts.

    This sounds really good! :D

  3. @Katshealthcorner- It's a great way to get rid of a big bag of apples my grandma gives me once a week. Speaking of which, we only have one apple left :(