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Recipe for Apple Pie with Granola Crust

For this recipe it is a good idea to opt for Granny Smith or other tart apples because they lend fullness to the flavor of the pies. This pie should be served warm with ice cream or whipped cream. Granola is a mix of nuts, rolled oats, and sweetener like honey and this mixture is toasted for the right taste. It can also contain grains, puffed rice, seeds, dried fruits, nut butters and spices. Granola is dense in calories hence it is advisable to eat it moderately.

The minerals and vitamins content in it is quite high. Granola contains magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, selenium, vitamin E and the B vitamins. However, the nutritional value of granola also depends on the brand that you are opting for. Generally speaking granola which has more of nut and seeds is high in protein, dried fruits based varieties have added sugar and the one with more grains is higher in fiber.

The filling of the apple pie is made from apples and they are particularly rich source of nutrition. Apples are especially high in dietary fiber, flavonoids and antioxidants. The antioxidants, and phytonutrients in apples reduce the risk of diabetes, hyper tension, heart disease and cancer. Apples also improve the neurological health of the person and help prevent dementia. They also reduce the risk of stroke and have many other health benefits.

Granola Pastry Crust

This crust is usually used for single crust pies, but you can sprinkle granola on the top to make a double crust. All you have to do is double the recipe if you want the toping. Granola crusts require to be baked fast and for this it is advisable to use a shiny metal pie pan instead of quick baking glass or dull metal pans.

Granola Pastry Crust

Duration: 1hr

Granola Crust

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The recipe is simple and does not require any grueling work on your part.

  • ½ cup chopped nuts
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup wheat germ\
  • ½ cup grated dried and unsweetened coconut
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp melted butter, ghee or oil
  • 3 tbsp brown or raw sugar
  • 3 tbsp water
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  • Mix the dry ingredients and nuts together.
  • Toss together all the ingredients after adding the ghee, butter or oil and water and make sure that the dry ingredients are coated properly.
  • Press this mixture immediately into a buttered 9 inch pie pan.

Apple Pie Filling

Apple Pie Filling

Duration: 1hr

Apple Pie

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The recipe is simple and does not require any grueling work on your part.

  • 6 cups peeled and thinly sliced apples
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ghee or butter
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch or arrow root
  • 6 cups peeled and thinly sliced apples
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ghee or butter
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch or arrow root