Who doesn’t love a fresh apple pie? This is something that America can pride itself on creating because it brings so much joy to anyone who eats a hearty slice. When I was a senior in high school my Dad went through a baking phase, he normally starts his day at around 4:00am so with the extra time he would get creative. Most of the time he would send me off to school with bags of homemade cookies for my friends, but on one particular day I arrived at school with an entire apple pie and can of whipped cream. Not the best thing for lunch but it sure did bring pure happiness as everyone gathered around me for a piece.
Today I want to bring you a refined version of this American favorite so that guilt and stipulations can be at ease.
First things first the filling, now most people love the crust but I am all about the warm gooey center.
What you need:
3 large organic tart apples
2 medium organic jimicas
1/4 cup of organic brown sugar
1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
1 tablespoon of plain greek yogurt
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 tablespoon of organic butter
2 cups of organic whole wheat pastry flour
2 tablespoons of organic butter
2 tablespoons of organic unsweetened apple sauce
3 teaspoons of baking powder
Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl, add in room temperature butter and applesauce gently. Mix with your hands to better handle the dough, combine everything softly adding in water until the dough is able to form a stable ball. Divide the dough into two equal parts forming both into balls. Take and flatten each, line the pie pan with one and add the filling. Once the filling is in the pan, cover it with the other half of the crust. Be sure to pinch the crusts together on the sides and poke the top a couple times to let the moisture escape. Cook for 25-30 minutes at 450 degrees:) Enojy!