Dutch Apple Pie Recipe
Diabetic Friendly Recipe
This is a delicious yeast bread with a tasty filling of apricot preserves, ground almonds flavored with lemon juice and just enough sugar to make it sweet.
This pie isn't exactly like the traditional Dutch apple pie in looks, but it is in taste! In our test kitchen we felt the apple butter made a superior pie compared to using the applesauce, but this is a matter of taste. Try it both ways and see what you think!
1/4 cup fruit sweetener**
1/4 cup apple butter or unsweetened applesauce
2/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup diced apples
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Cream fruit sweetener and apple butter. Beat in egg.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Blend into creamed mixture. Fold in apples and nuts. Pour into an 8x8-inch pan which has been coated with cooking spray. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 325-degrees.
**You can find commercial fruit sweeteners, ordinarily a combination of concentrated peach and pear juices and unsweetened pineapple syrup, in health food stores, gourmet food stores and large grocery outlets. It tastes 1-1/2 to 2 times sweeter than refined sugar.
You can also make your own fruit sweetener. For example, if a recipe calls for 1/2-cup fruit sweetener, you can substitute 1/4-cup concentrated apple juice and 1/4-cup granulated fructose. This approach isn't quite as tasty, but will get the job done. The fruit sweetener, however, is superior.