|This adventure started out with me trying to find a way to kind of mimic the idea of the crustless pumpkin pie, but with apples. I know you could use just apple sauce, but I like the chunks of apple in my apple pie. I have never been a fan of pie crust, unless it is cookie or graham so there is no love loss there. We are having about 20 people here for Thanksgiving, so I am trying to have a variety of pies. I thought I would give my idea a trial run yesterday. Well, I am glad I did. While this did not come out like a pie, it is one of the best tasting baked apple pie fillings I have ever had. I can't say the recipe was a bomb since it is so good, but still, it was not what I was looking for. So, we will enjoy this now and try something different for Thanksgiving! On a side note, this would be great if you were doing a deconstructed apple pie served with a shortbread cookie and vanilla ice cream!
Crustless Apple Pie a.k.a. Baked Apples
3 lbs apples (I used gala and fuji) peeled, cored and sliced (while working with the apples, place them in water with 1 TBSP lemon juice so they don't get brown)
2 TBSP flaxseed meal mixed with 6 TBSP hot water
½ cup pure cane sugar + 1 TBSP
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
2 TBSP cornstarch
2 TBSP white rice flour (you could use cornstarch, I just happened to have this much that needed to get used)
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix everything together exept the apples and the 1 TBSP sugar. Next drain the apples. Then pour the wet mixture over the apples and mix everything together very well. Spray a deep dish pie plate with cooking spray and pour everything into the pie plate. Sprinkle the remaining tablespoon of sugar on top of the apples. Bake 1 hour 20 minutes or until the apples are softened and everything is browned on top.
divided by 8 = 169 calories each
This was the start of some great smelling stuff in the kitchen.
This is what it looked like when it came out of the oven. Honestly, if you want your house to smell good and then have a great treat afterwards...bake this!
This, my friends, was enjoyed yesterday afternoon. It really was a perfect fall afternoon with a perfect fall afternoon treat!
Labels: holidays, ice cream/pudding, pie, side dishes