Apple Pecan Pie

My family has enjoyed this pie many times now. The good thing about it is I get to enjoy it as well. This magically pie makes its own crust while being lower in fat and sugar. It makes one 8 inch pie pan appley goodness. My favorite apple combination is two honey crisps and a granny smith apple but just about any type of baking apple will work with this pie.

APPLE PECAN PIE

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Apple Pecan Pie
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Serves: 8
 
This recipe calls for pecans but walnuts taste good too! The top of the pie is sprinkled with sugar which helps it to brown nicely. This step is optional.
Ingredients
  • 3 medium to large apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • ½ cup of Splenda or your favorite sweetener
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • 1¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole pecans or ½ cup chopped
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and spray an 8 inch pie pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Peel, cored and slice the apples.
  3. In a large bowl add the eggs and beat with a fork.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  5. Add the sliced apples and pecans. Toss to coat.
  6. Spoon into a 8 inch pie pan.
  7. Combine the granulated sugar and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle over the top of the mixture.
  8. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until the apples are soft and the top is lightly browned.
  9. Cool before slicing.

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The granulated sugar sprinkled over the top helps the pie to brown nicely. While Splenda adds sweetness it will not brown. The little bit of added sugar will help with that though it is optional and can be left off if you desire.

This crustless pie is lower in fat and carbs. It makes a nice dessert that everyone loves (and that doesn’t cause dumping or a RH reaction for me) so I will bring it to family gatherings so I know there is one great tasting dessert there that won’t make me sick.

Got a favorite low or lower in carb dessert recipe? Why not leave a comment and a link in the box below.

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2 Responses to Apple Pecan Pie

  1. apples and pecans are such a great combo! I posted an apple-pecan muffin recipe last week and they were such a hit!
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    • Hi Rachel,
      Thanks for stopping by and for telling us about your recipe. I’m heading over to check it out. Muffins sound like a great way to use apples and pecans.