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Nutrition information
Serving: 1 slice (208 grams)
Servings per recipe: 8
Calories: 302 (112 from fat)
Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Fat: 12 grams (3 saturated fat, 0 trans fats)
Protein: 3 grams
Sodium: 365 milligrams 
Total carbohydrate: 47 grams (3 fiber, 19 sugars)

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Apple pie

This dessert sweetens the menu, despite no added sugar. It's especially good if you have diabetes or are baking for someone who needs to watch his or her blood glucose.


Pastry for double crust 9-inch pie
3 tablespoons cornstarch
24 packets Equal® or 7 1/4 teaspoons Equal sweetener for recipes
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 medium sliced, cored and peeled Granny Smith or other baking apples


  1. Roll half of pastry on floured surface into circle 1 inch larger than inverted 9-inch pie pan. Ease pastry into pan
  2. Put prepared apples in large bowl.
  3. Mix cornstarch, Equal, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  4. Toss mixture with apples in large bowl.
  5. Arrange coated apples in piecrust.
  6. Roll remaining pastry into circle large enough to fit top of pie.
  7. Cut slits or designs into remaining pastry.
  8. Place remaining pastry on pie, seal edges, trim and flute.
  9. Bake in preheated oven at 425 Fahrenheit for 45 to 50 minutes (until pastry is golden and apples are tender).
  10. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.


Source: Allina Health clinic, Diabetes Tips and Recipes for the Holidays, 2002

First published: 09/10/2003
Last updated: 12/09/2011

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department