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Recipe Ingredients

Filling:
Smart Balance® Cooking Spray - Original
4 cups thinly sliced tart apples, such as Granny Smith (about 3 apples total)
4 cups thinly sliced red apples, such as Gala (about 3 apples total)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

 

Crust:
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup chilled Smart Balance® Blended Butter Stick, diced
2-3 tablespoons cold water
1 large egg, white only, beaten
1 tablespoon sugar

Recipe Steps

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Combine the apples and vanilla in a large bowl. Sprinkle the remaining filling ingredients, except the cooking spray, evenly over the apples and toss gently to blend.

Coat a 9-inch deep dish glass pie pan with cooking spray. Place the apple mixture in the pan and set aside.

Combine the remaining 1 1/4 cups flour and 2 tablespoons of the sugar in the large bowl (the same bowl the apples were in). Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the Smart Balance® Blended Butter Stick into flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal.

Sprinkle with the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with a fork until dough is moist, but slightly crumbly.

Gently press dough into a 4-inch circle on a sheet of plastic wrap, cover with another sheet of plastic wrap.

Roll the dough, still covered, into an 11-inch circle.

Remove top sheet of plastic wrap from dough circle; place, plastic wrap side up, overfilling. Remove remaining plastic wrap.

Press edges of dough together. Fold edges under, and flute.

Cut 4 (1-inch) slits into top of pastry using a sharp knife.

Brush top and edges of pie with egg white; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.

Place strips of foil around outer edges of the pie to prevent the edges from over-browning and bake 25 minutes.

Remove foil strips and bake 30 minutes or until pie crust is golden.

Nutrition Facts

Makes 8 servings.

 

Nutrition Per Serving:
Calories 276
Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fatty Acid 0g
Poly Fat 1g
Mono Fat 2g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 76mg
Carbohydrates 49g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 3g