does any of my diabetic friends have a recipe for a good apple pie?

By tinkerbell54 Latest Reply 2013-05-07 13:16:14 -0500
Started 2013-05-06 07:13:22 -0500

i was look for sugar free apple recipe/or a pie low in sugar ?Tinkerbell54

9 replies

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette TerryPA 2013-05-06 20:32:30 -0500 Report

There are a couple of really good diabetic friendly apple pie recipes in the recipe section. If you search apple pie in the recipe section they will come up.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-06 19:24:03 -0500 Report

Tinkerbell, I just thought of this, my mom used to make what she called an apple tray. She took a rectangular cake pan, made a pie crust to fit the pan and sliced apples over the crust with cinnamon and sugar. You can do this and eliminate the sugar. She even made them on cookie sheets.

GabbyPA 2013-05-06 14:10:59 -0500 Report

Like Joyce said, you really don't have to add sugar to the apples if they are ripe and a sweet variety. What you can do to help eliminate the carbs is either don't use a top crust or just don't eat the crust. That will help a LOT. I also add nuts to my pie filling such as walnuts or pecans. Mix that with a good amount of cinnamon and you have a winner.

re1ndeer 2013-05-06 13:46:55 -0500 Report

This is my favorite apple pie recipe.

Diabetic Dutch Apple Pie

Ingredients :

1 pie crust

1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Sweetener equal to 1/2 cup of sugar * like Splenda, Stevia, etc.
5 cups sliced baking apples
1/2 cup UN-sweetened frozen apple juice concentrate


1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
* Sweetener equal to 1/2 cup of sugar (same as above)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 4 oz. package of sugar-free instant vanilla pudding
1/2 cup butter or margarine

Mix flour, oats, cinnamon, and sweetener with a fork. Pour over sliced apples and mix well. Put apple mixture in pie crust and set aside.

For topping :

Mix dry ingredients with fork. Add butter or margarine and cut into mixture till it resembles coarse crumbs. Put mixture over apples in pie crust - press into the apples, so it is compact.
Bake at 400 degrees for 45 -55 minutes. Makes 12 servings.

Hope you enjoy.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-06 19:26:59 -0500 Report

Hey Re1deer wouldn't the oats absorb the juice from the apples and make the pie mushy? I had a piece of apple pie like that and it was awful. I think the person who made the pie didn't know how to cook it correctly. This same person made the crust with rolled oats and that too was a disaster.

re1ndeer 2013-05-06 21:11:36 -0500 Report

The oats are not in the pie crust. They are mixed with the apples to help absorb the juice. It's almost like an apple crisp inside a pie crust. The flour in addition to the oats holds all the moisture in, so the pie does not get soggy. And with the vanilla pudding on the streusel top gives in a unique flavor.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-07 13:16:14 -0500 Report

Okay, my mom would use Tapioca instead of flour. I don't like any kind of oats so I don't eat apple crisps. For some reason oats makes me scratch. I use to eat oatmeal as a kid now I can't touch it. Yet another allergy.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-06 12:14:55 -0500 Report

Two years ago I use to buy pies from the Amish Market that were sugar free. I asked the woman at the bakery how she did it and she said she makes the pies as she normally would, add cinnamon but no sugar. Apples are naturally sweet and the pies are delicious. I just bought two and froze one of them.