Want a piece of apple pie? Use this pie crust, take four granny smith apples, peel ’em, slice ’em and toss sugar and cinnamon all over them. Put the apples in the pre-baked crust, cover with additional crust dough (throw some oatmeal in the top crust), and bake for about 50-60 minutes in a 350° oven.
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This pie crust is very easy to make. You can use it for fruit pies or for quiche (you might want to add less sugar for quiche). It has no trans fats, and it’s pareve (no dairy)!
Nutrition Nerd warns: however, this recipe does have white flour, white sugar, and it is baked. If you really want something healthy, make a soup, OK?
– a pie baking dish
– a fork
– a mixing bowl
– various measuring utensils and a wooden spoon
Preheat the oven to 350. Then gather your ingredients:
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1/2 cup sugar (or to taste)
- 1 tsp cinnamon (leave out for quiche crust; you can add something savory instead, like mustard or garlic
Mix all ingredients in mixing bowl with a wooden spoon. Grease the pie dish. Use your hands (you may want to rewash them at this point) to make the dough into a ball. Using your hands again (no rolling for this dough…too many wet ingredients) flatten the dough into the pie dish until it looks like a pie crust. Use the fork to make flutes on the sides.
Bake in the oven for about 8 minutes.
If you want to make this into an apple pie, cut up about 3 or 4 peeled granny smith or other baking apples. Combine with sugar and cinnamon. In another bowl, make some more dough using the above recipe, but this time add an additional 1/2 cup of oatmeal (preferably the old fashioned oats). Put the apples in the pie crust, then cover with the dough. Punch holes in the top with your fork.
Mom tip: as apple peels are a nutritious part of the apple, put them on the kitchen table for your kids to eat. My kids ate them up!