Diabetic Cooking

Cranberry apple pie

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Baking time: 45–50 minutes.
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Ingredients

  • 1 refrigerated piecrust (such as Pillsbury refrigerated piecrust)
  • 4 large baking apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sweetened, dried cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup Splenda sweetener
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Splenda
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup reduced-calorie stick margarine, cut into smallpieces (do not soften)

Directions

Topping:

Preheat oven to 400°F. Unfold piecrust and press out fold lines. Fit crust into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate according to package directions. Combine apples, cranberries, lemon zest, 1/2 cup Splenda, 3 tablespoons flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger in a large bowl; toss gently to mix well. Add applesauce and toss to coat. Spoon mixture into piecrust, piling up apples (they will shrink down with baking).

In a separate bowl, combine 3/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup Splenda, light-brown sugar, and margarine. Mix by mashing with a fork until crumbly. Sprinkle topping evenly over apple filling and press on to cover pie. Bake 45–50 minutes, or until apples are tender; cover edges of piecrust with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning if necessary. Allow pie to cool at least one hour before serving. This is a thick pie, so it makes a lot of servings.

Yield: 12 servings. Serving size: 1/12 of pie.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 258, Carbohydrates: 40 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 109 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 starch, 1 1/2 fruit, 2 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 2 1/2.


Tami Ross is a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.