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Smarter Apple Pie

with Tender Yeasted Crust
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(15 votes)
Smarter Apple Pie

Smarter Apple Pie - Tempting aromas of vanilla and cinnamon

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Health Score
5,9 / 10
30 min.
ready in 2 h. 50 min.
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Nutritional values

A feast for nutrition-conscious fans of fine apple pie: Fat is (almost) non-existent here. The juicy apples also provide vitamin C as well as fibre, which boosts our digestion and makes us pleasantly full. The wholemeal flour supports satiation through long-chain carbohydrates and brings an extra portion of minerals into play.

Try the classic apple pie with ripe cherries or plums! And should something be left over against all expectations: Simply pack it in freezer cans or bags, put it in the freezer and defrost it if necessary. After baking, you can sprinkle the cake with chopped nuts to give it an extra portion of healthy fat
. If you would like to see more cakes without egg variations - click through our picture gallery: Cakes without egg.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie186 kcal(9 %)
Protein3 g(3 %)
Fat3 g(3 %)
Carbohydrates34 g(23 %)
Sugar added6 g(24 %)
Roughage2.5 g(8 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.5 mg(4 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin1.2 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate32 μg(11 %)
Pantothenic acid0.2 mg(3 %)
Biotin2.9 μg(6 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.1 μg(3 %)
Vitamin C6 mg(6 %)
Potassium158 mg(4 %)
Calcium27 mg(3 %)
Magnesium13 mg(4 %)
Iron0.9 mg(6 %)
Iodine3 μg(2 %)
Zinc0.5 mg(6 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.9 g
Uric acid37 mg
Cholesterol8 mg
Development of this recipe:


1 pound
Pastry flour (plus more for dusting)
1 ¼ cups
1 cube
fresh Yeast
4 ounces
3 ounces
Cultured butter (room temperature, plus more for baking sheet)
1 tablespoon
small Lemon
large Apples (each about 200 grams)
3 teaspoons
ground Cinnamon

Kitchen utensils

1 rimmed Baking sheet, 2 Bowls, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Fork, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Rolling pin, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Kitchen towel, 1 small Pot

Preparation steps

Smarter Apple Pie preparation step 1

Sift flour into a bowl. Press a well in the center. Heat milk in a small pot until lukewarm.

Smarter Apple Pie preparation step 2

Mix yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar into about half of the warm milk in a small bowl. Pour into well of flour and stir gently with a fork with some of the flour.

Smarter Apple Pie preparation step 3

Sprinkle surface of yeast mixture with a little flour. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise for about 30 minutes at room temperature.

Smarter Apple Pie preparation step 4

Sprinkle softened butter in pieces over flour around edge of bowl along with 50 grams (approximately 3 tablespoons) sugar, the salt and vanilla sugar.

Smarter Apple Pie preparation step 5

Add remaining milk to bowl and beat with dough hook of a hand mixer into a smooth, pliable dough.

Smarter Apple Pie preparation step 6

Cover with towel again and let rise until doubled in bulk, 45-70 minutes (depending on room temperature).

Smarter Apple Pie preparation step 7

Squeeze juice from lemon. Peel apples, cut into quarters, remove seeds and cut into slices. Mix with lemon juice to keep them from browning. 

Smarter Apple Pie preparation step 8

Knead dough on a floured surface briefly by hand. With a rolling pin, roll out to the size of a rimmed baking sheet. Grease baking sheet.

Smarter Apple Pie preparation step 9

Place dough on baking sheet and arrange apple slices evenly on top.

Smarter Apple Pie preparation step 10

Mix remaining sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over apples. Let rise for another 20 minutes. Bake on middle rack of preheated oven at 200°C (fan 180°C, gas: mark 3) (approximately 400°F) until crust is golden and apples are tender and browned, 35-40 minutes. Let cool, then cut into 20 pieces and serve.