Moony Apple Pie
Here’s an apple pie with a soothing, custardy twist, sweetened with healthy maple syrup and bursting with apple flavor and nutrition. This pie looks just a bit like a full moon, a reminder of autumn night-time magic on your table.
This tender, fragrant delight is loaded with omega-3 and calcium, and it’s easy as pie to make!
1 pie crust of your choice
2 cups firm, tart apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1/3 cup raisins (optional)
4 large eggs
3/4 cup maple syrup or honey
1 cup plain lowfat or non-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 375F.
2. Spread apples and raisins evenly in unbaked pie shell.
3. In a blender, combine the eggs, maple syrup or honey, yogurt, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt, and blend until creamy.
4. Pour this custard over the apples and bake for about 1 hour, or until set. Allow to cool before serving.
Serves 6 to 8.
Adapted from Witch in the Kitchen, by Cait Johnson (Inner Traditions, 2001). Copyright (c) 2001 by Cait Johnson. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Witch in the Kitchen, by Cait Johnson (Inner Traditions, 2001).