Sugar free apple pie

Serves 8  |  20 + 30 min  |  Medium


I was working from home and saw that my neighbour had put out apples for us to take. Yes, this happens in Stockholm, it really does. I got super excited and wanted to make something of them and naturally the first thing I thought of was a traditional apple pie. But can you make it tasty without sugar and butter you ask - yes. 

The true reason why there is butter in the crust is to hold the consistency together, so all I needed to do was to find something that would do that in its place.

And for the sugar - if your apples are really sour then you want sugar to balance it out, but in my case the apples were sweet so there was no need for lots of sweetness.The pie turned out so well, that you can bet on seeing a lot of pies here in the future! If you have thoughts or wishes on what the filling could be - please let us know in the comments below and we'll make it! So, just for the record - I had no expectations doing this. I had never made a sugar and butter free pie before and didn't know what to expect. And I was so surprised when I tasted it, you would never guess it was made without any of the bad stuff. Hurrah!

Crust

  • 1,5 dl graham flour

  • 1,5 dl rolled oats

  • 1 tsp vanilla powder

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • pinch of salt

  • 8 dates

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1 tbsp peanut butter

  • 2 tbsp water

  1. Turn the oven on 180°C
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl
  3. Use a food processor for the dates, remember to remove the pits if you're using fresh dates
  4. Add the dates and the water in to the flour mix
  5. Massage everything into a soft and moist dough
  6. Grease the pie dish with either some coconut oil or olive oil. You don't need much, just enough for the dough not to stick to the dish.
  7. Press the crust evenly into the pie dish with your hands 
  8. Bake it in the oven for 10 minutes

Prepare the filling while the crust is in the oven.


Filling

  • 6-8 small/medium apples

  • 2 pinches of vanilla powder

  • 3 tbsp rolled oats

  • 2 tbsp of milk (we used oatlys vegan version)

  • 2 tsp Cinnamon

  • 2 tsp Stevia (you can use 1 tbsp of honey or agave syrup instead of Stevia)

  1. Slice all of your apples into wedges 
  2. Put the apples into a bowl and mix with the vanilla, cinnamon, oats, milk and stevia
  3. Spread the filling evenly on the now baked crust
  4. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until the apples are soft

Let it cool for a while, serve it with some coconut sprinkles or some vanilla ice cream, and of course a nice cup of coffee! 

- Lotta