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Lean Apple Pie

Lean Apple Pie

Canola oil is used to make a no-cholesterol, poly-unsaturated pastry for this Lean Apple Pie spiced with cinnamon and ginger.


7 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1-1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger

Golden and red apples in Lean Apple Pie Canola Pastry:
1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup canola oil
3 tablespoons water


Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Prepare Filling: In large bowl, combine apples, sugar, flour, vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger, stirring to blend. Transfer apple mixture to lightly oiled pie 9-inch glass or ceramic pie pan.

Prepare Canola Pastry: In medium-size bowl, combine flour and salt. With fork, stir in canola oil until thoroughly blended. Add water, stirring until moistened. Form mixture into a ball and flatten slightly.

Roll pastry between two 12-inch squares of lightly floured waxed paper to make an 11-inch round. Cut round into 3/4-inch strips. On waxed paper, weave a lattice with strips of pastry; slide lattice on to apple filling to cover. Trim edges.

Bake pie 15 minutes. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees and bake 25 to 30 minutes longer or until pastry is golden and apples are tender.

Nutrition Information:

Recipe makes 8 servings.
Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories: 273; Total Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrates: 50g Protein: 3g; Fiber: 5g; Sodium: 135mg Sugars 22 grams.

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