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Moony Apple Pie

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.

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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).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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12:19AM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

Thank you :)

12:13PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

...thanks for sharing this recipe--one too try...

8:57AM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

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1:05AM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

The apple pie looks tempting and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

7:18AM PDT on Jul 13, 2011

Sounds great!

4:05PM PST on Nov 23, 2010


6:23AM PDT on Oct 13, 2009

Very interesting!! I'm going to make this one :)

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