Healthy Apple Pie
This month’s recipe redux theme is “healthy holiday dessert you will be sharing with family and friends this season”. I was making an apple pie for Thanksgiving and decided I wanted to do something to replace the butter laden crust. I searched through some of my old favorite recipes and found a yogurt apricot pie recipe (that inspired me to use a granola crust), and my absolute favorite apple pie recipe. I went to work on the crust substituting honey for the sugar, whole wheat pastry flour for half of the flour, and coconut oil instead of the butter. For the filling, I replaced the white flour with whole wheat pastry flour, substituted brown sugar for the white sugar, and added lemon juice and lemon zest. I made a crumble topping using oats, whole wheat pastry flour and brown sugar again, but added my own twist; instead of butter I used lemon olive oil! The smell was incredible throughout the house and what resulted…. well lets just say it won’t make it till Thanksgiving!