Homemade Apple Pie Recipe With Whole Wheat Pie Crust

This crunchy Apple Pie made from whole wheat flour will be an instant hit for breakfast or even as a dessert along with Vanilla Ice Cream. The crust is made with Nutralite Classic Spread, when baked gives a very crunchy and flaky texture to the crust. Give this recipe a try and you will simply love it.

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Archana Doshi
Homemade Apple Pie Recipe With Whole Wheat Pie Crust
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The Homemade Apple Pie is a delectable dessert that is made from fresh apples and baked in a whole wheat pie crust. The soft texture of the apples, along with the zing of cinnamon brings out the best from this apple pie. I love this recipe for the fact that it is made from the whole wheat pie crust that came out from a quest to make it a healthy dessert. 

I have used Nutralite Classic Spread to make the crust. It not just adds a great taste but also but also enriched with omega3 and has 0% cholesterol.

Apple Pies have been my all time favourite. The first time I tasted apple pies was a little late in life in my early 20's when I lived in the US on work. The believe it or not the first pies I had was from one of the fast food joints in US for breakfast. I simply loved them. And over time I started baking them at home.

It is great to have a rolled out and crimped pie crust ready and waiting in the freezer. Well sealed in a freezer bag, the crust will keep for up to a month. When ready to use, juts pop it into a preheated oven as if you had just prepared it.

Serve the Homemade Apple Pie as a Party dessert and enjoy with your loved ones.

If you are looking for more Pie recipes here are some: 

  1. Cheesy Spaghetti Pasta Pie Recipe
  2. Apple Pocket Pie Recipe
  3. Apple Crumble Pie Recipe 

Cuisine: Continental
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

60 M

Total in

70 M

Makes:

9 inch

Ingredients

    Ingredients for the Whole Wheat Pie Crust
  • 2-1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 cup Nutralite Classic Spread , chilled
  • 6-8 tablespoons Water , ice cold
  • Ingredients for the Apple Pie Filling
  • 6 Apples , peeled, cored and sliced into approximately 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 Lemon , juice extracted
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar (Demerara Sugar)
  • 3 tablespoons All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder (Dalchini)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dry ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • For the Top Crust
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar , for sprinkling

How to make Homemade Apple Pie Recipe With Whole Wheat Pie Crust

  1. To begin making the Homemade Apple Pie, preheat the oven to 180 C and line a baking sheet with foil. Grease a pie pan with Nutralite Classic Spread and keep it ready.

For the Filling:
  1. In a large bowl, stir in sugar, salt, cinnamon powder, ginger powder and flour. Add the sliced apples and stir all the ingredients until the apples are well coated and combined.

  2. Combine the milk and honey in a bowl and keep aside. It will be used to brush over the pie crust to give it a nice colour when baked.

To make the crust:
  1. To make the crust by hand, combine the flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Work the Nutralite Classic Spread into the flour with your fingers until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Sprinkle ice water onto the crumbly dough and with your hands push the dough from the sides to the middle of the bowl to form a ball that holds together.

  2. Transfer to a work surface. Cut the dough in half, place half on top of the other, and press down. Repeat the cutting and pressing steps three or four times until all of the water is incorporated into the dough and it clings together.

  3. To make the crust in a food processor, add the Nutralite Classic Spread and place them in the bowl of the food processor. Add the flour, salt and sugar. Process until all of the ingredients are incorporated.

  4. With the processor on, add the ice water a tablespoon at a time until the dough begins to clump but is still crumbly. Continue to drizzle a little water and pulse the food processor, stopping to test the dough with your fingertips to see if it is moist enough to hold together. When you can gather the dough into a ball, remove it from the food processor.

  5. Refrigerate the Pie Crust for at least 2 hours.

  6. After two hours, we are now ready to work on the pie dough. Generously flour the work surface. Place the chilled pie crust on the floured surface and using the heel of your palms, press down the dough to make it flat and pulling it outward to stretch the dough. Now using a rolling pin roll out the dough to a large round of quarter inch thickness

  7. Once rolled, Gently fold the pie crust into two halves and transfer to your prepared pie pan. Unfold the pie dough and gently press it in so that the dough fills out the inner edges and corners.

  8. Some pastry will still hang over the sides of the pan; We will use this to cover the pie to the top later. Roll out the second pie dough the similar way and keep aside.

Final Assembly of the Pie:
  1. Pour apple mixture over the pie dough and spread it around evenly. Drape the second rolled dough over the filling. Trim the excess dough with a scissors. Fold the overhangs over the edges sealing them together.

  2. Brush the lid with the milk and honey mixture that we had prepare earlier, this gives a good colour to the crust. Finally, cut small slits to act as vents all over lid so the steam can escape through and retain just the enough moisture needed for the apple pie.

  3. Place the pie crust in the preheated oven until the crust is golden brown for about 40 to 45 minutes.

  4. After about 45 minutes when you notice that the crust is golden, it indicates that the apple pie is ready. Remove from the oven and allow the pie to rest for about 10 minutes.

  5. Cut the Homemade Apple Pie into wedges, drizzle some icing sugar on the top and serve warm along with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

  6. Serve the Homemade Apple Pie as a Party dessert and enjoy with your loved ones. 

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