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Apple Streusel Pie

RG

Streusel topping with nuts takes apple pie one step beyond the basic. For a flavor change try using 2 or 3 types of apples in the filling.

31% calorie reduction from traditional recipe.

Ingredients

  • Pastry for single-crust 9-inch pie
  • 3/4 cup Equal Spoonful*
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 cups sliced, cored and peeled Granny Smith apples (about 6 medium)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Equal Spoonful**
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

* May substitute 18 packets Equal sweetener

** May substitute 12 packets Equal sweetener

Instructions

  1. Roll pastry on floured surface into circle 1-inch larger than inverted 9-inch pie pan. Ease pastry into pan; trim and flute edge.
  2. Combine 3/4 cup Equal Spoonful, cornstarch, lemon juice, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt and nutmeg. Sprinkle over apples in large bowl and toss. Spoon apples into pie crust.
  3. Combine flour, 1/2 cup Equal Spoonful, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts. Sprinkle over apples.
  4. Bake in preheated 375 degree F oven 45 to 55 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden.
  5. Cool on wire rack.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition information per serving: 275 cal., 3 g pro., 33 g carb;, 16g fat, 20 mg chol., 223 mg sodium

Food exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 3 fat

Recipe and photo credit: Equal Sweetener.


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