Wait! Don't leave, we promise a HEALTHY apple pie is possible. This recipe came about during my decaf coffee break one weekend. They don't happen too often so when I get that moment to treat myself, I make sure to think about everything but work as much as I can. Yes, I get it, ironically it became a blog post FOR work, but hey I got a heck of pie out of it. Just saying.
As I sat there with my knees up near the mug in my hands, on my comfy teal outdoor patio chair, I sipped my decaf coffee ( I keep reiterating decaf because I know the negative effects of too much caffeine and I want you to be aware as well) and began to wonder what would satisfy this new sweet craving I am having. Patients often wonder the same things as they are weening off of sugar. I wanted something sweet but not chocolaty, something fruity but not berry-filled. Hmmmmm... Then out of the blue an apple fell from our tree outside and it HIT ME...well not literally, figuratively. Apple pie. It's perfect. It is something you can have with decaf coffee...hehehe...or as an after dinner dessert or during a lunch date, or even for breakfast ( I don't recommend making that a habit).
This healthy apple pie recipe will satisfy that sweet craving without breaking your program. Take a slice and enjoy!
Apple Filling Ingredients
8 Organic Apples
½ Organic Lemon
1 Tbsp of Organic Vanilla
Organic Cinnamon Powder to Taste
Peel all the apples and the lemon and set aside. Take 2 apples and the lemon and juice them. Cut the remaining 6 apples into thin slices making sure to remove the core. Pour the juice into a skillet and saute the apple slices, cinnamon and vanilla on low-medium heat until the apples are soft. Then let it cool for 15 minutes. Then, pour the filling into the crust making sure it covers the entire surface of the crust. Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours if you want to Want to add a caption to this image? Click the Settings icon. serve it cold.
Pecan Crust Ingredients
2 ½ Cups of Organic Pecans
1 Cup Organic Dates, tightly packed
¼ tsp Celtic Sea Salt
2 Tbsp Filtered Water
To make the bottom crust, process the pecans in the food processor until they form a fine meal. Add the dates and salt and continue until the dates are combined. Add the water and process on low speed, about 10 seconds or until large lumps start to form. Wipe the inside of a 10” pan with coconut oil and empty the pecan mixture into a glass mold forming a thin crust at the bottom of the mold.
Add the apple filling and enjoy!
Recipe: By Sojaila LoPresto LMT, Advanced Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner
Written: Nicole Saint Paul