Easy Apple Pie

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I’m sure that many people will be making or buying a pumpkin pie of some sort to be served after the big meal. I was never really a pumpkin pie fan though I do enjoy this pumpkin custard now and then. I’m more of an apple pie type of gal. My grandmother use to make the most delicious homemade pies with flakey crusts (made with lard of course!) and tender apples baked with a rather heavy handed sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar on top.

While I may dream about her pies I also see what a nightmare it would be if I ate a slice. Talk about a blood sugar rush and then crash. Instead of missing out on pie I started making this version a few years ago. Skip the pie crust and replace it with a streusel like topping. It’s super quick to make and tastes great! If you double the recipe you can make it in a 13 X 9 inch pan.


Easy Apple Pie
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Serves: 8
Who says you need a crust for delicious pie.
  • 3 medium to large apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup Quick Mix
  • ½ cup Splenda (or other type of sugar)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Topping
  • ½ cup Quick Mix
  • ¼ cup chopped nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc)
  • ¼ cup quick oats
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup butter
  1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease a 9 inch glass pie plate or an 8 X 8 inch square pan.
  2. In a bowl mix the sliced apples, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spread in pie plate or pan.
  3. In bowl stir quick mix, granulated sugar, milk, butter and eggs together until well blended. Pour over apples in pan. In a small bowl blend together the topping ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle over the filling in the pan.
  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

TIPS: Check here for the quick mix recipe. if you do not want to make your own homemade quick mix you can substitute Bisquik in its place. You can also use various other types of sugar in place ofSplenda for baking- palm sugar, rapadura, sucanat.


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