A Healthier Apple Pie

A lighter, healthier alternative to the traditional apple pie recipe!

You will need:

2-3 tbsp red pepper jelly (organic/no high fructose corn syrup)

8-10 granny smith apples

2 tbsp coconut palm sugar

1 tsp lemon zest

pinch of ground cloves

coconut oil

frozen spelt flour pie-crust

(drozen, double-count spelt pie crusts are usually available at health food stores)

1.  Core apples and cut into 1/2 inch wedges.  I leave the skin on mine, but you can peel them if you wish.

2.  Cook apples in a large saucepan with the palm sugar, lemon zest, cloves, and about 2 tbsp coconut oil until just tender, about 8-9 minutes.  Toss often.

3.  Spread red pepper jelly in the bottom of the thawed pie crust, then spread the apples on top of the jelly.  You can add the other pie crust over the top of the apples, pressing the edges together.  As a healthier alternative, leave the apples uncovered.

4.  Bake for about 15 minutes at 400 degrees, then lower temperature to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until apples are cooked and soft, or until crust is golden.

Serve with coconut milk ice cream!

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