One Crust Healthy Apple Pie

One Crust Healthy Apple Pie

Check out this delicious low-calorie, One Crust Healthy Apple Pie. It’s made with only 1/4 cup of sugar. Consequently, it’s the perfect dessert you don’t have to feel guilty about!

low sugar apple pie

The recipe calls for Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples. However, substitute if you like. One type should be a soft and easily cooked type of apple. The other and one a firmer type.

For example, in place of Golden Delicious, you can substitute Gravenstein or Bramley’s Seedling.

Good substitutes for Granny Smith, maybe Summer Rambo, Calville Blanc, or Goldrush apples.

I became familiar with these lesser-known apples from my husband. He is a cidermaker at a local cidery. Over 100 types of apples are grown there. Some are good for eating and some for baking. They press and make others into cider. The cidery processes fresh and hard cider and both are delicious!

In the fall, when the fruit is plentiful, our house is full of apples. We have discovered various ways to enjoy them.

For example:

  • dried into apple rings
  • as a complement to several meat dishes
  • stuffed
  • baked into a raw apple cake
  • and of course fresh

Try some of our favorites above, and make this one crust healthy apple pie for your family or guests. They’ll never miss the sugar!


One Crust Healthy Apple Pie

This delicious apple pie is made with two types of apples and oly ¼ cup of sugar.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, healthy, low sugar, one crust, pie
Calories 166kcal


  • Oven


For the crust

  • 1 each store bought pie crust (bottom only)

For the filling

  • 3 cups Golden Delicious apples, chopped
  • 3 cups Granny Smith apples, chopped
  • 1.5 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon and sugar mixture


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Mix chopped apples and sugar, stir. Apples will begin to break down and soften.
  • Mix in cornstarch and stir the mixture
  • Fill pie crust to the top
  • Place on center rack of oven and bake for approximately 40 minutes or until apples are fork soft.
  • After 30 minutes of baking, sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon mixture on the pie and continue cooking until done. The cinnamon sugar gives the pie a sort of sprinkled "top crust".
  • Pie will be puffed up when you remove it from the oven, and will settle as it cools.
  • Serve warm or let cool and refrigerate.

Nutrition information for 1/8 of pie: 166 calories, 4.6gr fat, 18.5 gr sugar, 2.8gr fiber

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