Apple Pie - French *Low-Fat* Recipe
1 light & flaky pie crust, see recipe of same name
1 1/2 cup thick unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup honey
3 tbsp apple brandy, optional
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 lemon, grated rind only
3 tart apples, peeled & thinly sliced
1/2 cup all-fruit apricot jam
DATA PER SERVING
3 *gm protein
7 *gm fat
57 *gm carbo
1 *gm chol
11 *mg sodium
3 *gm fiber
PREPARE AND BAKE crust according to recipe instructions. (See Light &
Flaky Pie Crust recipe) Set aside.
Preheat oven to 375F. In a 2-quart saucepan over med-high heat,
simmer applesauce, honey, brandy if desired, vanilla and lemon rind
until quite thick, about 10 to 15 minutes. Pour mixture into prepared
crust. Arrange apples in concentric circles on top of sauce.
In a 1-qt saucepan over med-high heat, melt apricot jam, then press
through a sieve. Use a pastry brush to glaze apples with jam.
Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool before slicing.
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