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“No Sugar Added” Apple Pie

"No Sugar Added" Apple PieHave you ever eaten “No Sugar Added” Apple Pie at a restaurant? I have always found it to be on the bland side and sometimes even a little watery tasting. So, when my husband asked me to make one, I needed to think quick so I didn’t also create a pie that was lacking flavor. I decided on a new approach and purchased some fresh apple cider and decided to reduce it down and use that for my sweetener. It was the right call! It added a strong apple flavor that was a great compliment to the apples, and pumpkin pie seasoning I used. Delicious! And…with the addition of the concentrated apple flavor from the cider, the pie was super flavorful!

First, I made my easy pie crust recipe. Quick and Easy Homemade Pie Crust

After making it, I let it rest in the refrigerator while I made the filling.

The next step is to reduce (simmer over low heat until some of the water evaporates) 2 cups of apple juice down to 1/2 of a cup.

"No Sugar Added" Apple Pie

"No Sugar Added" Apple Pie

While the apple cider is reducing, peel and slice 7 medium apples. Since you won’t be adding sugar, use 4 sweeter apples (gala) and 3 granny smith apples (for a flavor variation and texture). Once peeled and sliced, add in 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice and a pinch of salt. Then add your reduced apple cider and stir.

Roll out your chilled pie crust and fill it with your apples.

"No Sugar Added" Apple Pie

"No Sugar Added" Apple Pie

Dot your apples with 1 tablespoon of butter (optional) and cover with your top crust. Brush with a beaten egg to help with browning. Bake at 375 degrees for 55-65 minutes, or until brown and apples are tender.

"No Sugar Added" Apple Pie

"No Sugar Added" Apple Pie

Serve just like it is, or with fresh whipped cream or ice cream…you could even add caramel sauce, but that kinda ruins the “no sugar added” part. 🙂


11 Responses

  1. Looks delicious! New follower from the Monday mingle x

    • Diane Marie Haller says:

      Thank you Nat! Apple desserts just usher in fall for me. 🙂 Thank you for following as well! Blessings!

  2. Mary Ellen says:

    Great idea! I reduced cider when I made cider donuts, it really worked there also to increase the apple flavor.

  3. Linda says:

    Thanks for the recipe. I like to cut sugar way back when I bake. Some things are just too sweet. Have a great day. Linda

  4. Heather says:

    I will have to try that. Ive been trying to cut back on sweet things, this sounds perfect.

    • Diane Marie Haller says:

      I was surprised at how much apple flavor the pie had with the reduced cider. I hope you enjoy it too! 🙂

  5. I’m a little late, but I’m dropping by from Mom’s Mingle and am now following. That looks so good! I have to say, I have such a sweet tooth, but I’m pretty much willing to try anything!

  6. Darlene says:

    Hi Diane,
    I love your no sugar added apple pie recipe. Sugar isn’t needed to make it taste good.

  7. Katie says:

    Found you through Mom’s Monday Mingle. This looks absolutely delicious! New follower here, can’t wait to see more!


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