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Low Sugar Apple Pie Filling Recipe (Gluten Free, Vegan)

This low sugar apple pie filling recipe much fresher and brighter flavor than typical recipes and canned pie fillings. A healthier pie filling with fresh apples.  This recipe calls for a fraction of the sugar of other recipes, letting the natural ingredients shine!

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It’s fall here in New England, and there’s nothing like heading out to the orchard for a pick-your-own apple day!  When we have farm fresh apples, I like baking a delicious pie that isn’t loaded with sugar. This low sugar apple pie filling recipe is made with simple whole ingredients with a hint of sweetness.

I recently followed a pie filling recipe I found online and it was so sweet it was inedible!  My husband and I both couldn’t even finish our pieces.  It was extra disappointing because I made the crust from scratch. I actually scraped the filling out of the pie (and re-used it for my apple pie waffles!) and came up with this simple low sugar pie filling that was just right!

This Low Sugar Apple Pie Filling Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • A Little Tart
  • A Little Sweet
  • Simple to Make
  • Ready in about 20 Minutes
  • Made with Natural Ingredients (no corn syrup here!)
  • Vegan, Gluten Free, and Dairy Free

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Make Apple Pie Filling Low Sugar for a Healthier Version

This low sugar apple pie filling is a fantastic take on the classic without all the granulated sugar. I’m all about making recipes plant-based and low in sugar when I can. Low sugar cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. You can achieve total richness and sweetness with some simple swaps. By building meals around vegan pantry staples and swapping in a few natural sweeteners you can make healthier meals for you and your family. I made a list of my 125 favorite vegan pantry ingredients including my favorite natural sweeteners!

What’s In This Reduced Sugar Apple Pie Filling Recipe?

  • Apples – you can use fresh pickled apples, any variety!  We use apples that we get locally or from our Misfits Market box – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here!

 

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Cozy Fall Dessert Recipes for the WIN!

This low sugar apple pie filling is great for a quick cozy weekend dessert, treat, or snack.  It’s the perfect recipe for dinner guests, or just for getting the whole family together to enjoy a slow weekend meal. This pie filling is also great for having company over for a holiday celebration as well. Ready in under 30 minutes, this filling is great to bake into a pit, serve over ice cream, or bake into apple pie waffles!  If you’re making this to bring to someone else’s home check out my holiday hostess gift guide for simple gift ideas the host will love!

How Do I Make Apple Pie Filling Without So Much Sugar?

  1. In a pan, heat the coconut oil until melted. Add the diced apples (I left the peels on mine), lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, and ground ginger and sauté for 5 minutes until fragrant.
  2. Add the water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and allow the apples to simmer over low heat for 20 minutes until the water has evaporated by half.
  3. Add the corn starch one teaspoon at a time and stir well, the pie filling with thicken quickly. Once ready, remove from heat and place in your pie crust.  Refrigerate for up to 4 days.
  4. If baking a pie, for a 9 to 11 inch pie, bake for 40 minutes until edges are brown and bubbling.  Enjoy!

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Other Simple Holiday Dessert Recipe Ideas You’ll Love!

Pumpkin Bread Recipe (Egg Free, Dairy Free)

Salted Oat Milk Hot Chocolate Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut Free)

Instant Pot Chocolate Rice Pudding Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats Recipe (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

Healthy Pumpkin Brownies (Whole30 Desserts)
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Get the Same Ingredients for Apple Pie Filling With Less Sugar

I got the fresh produce for this recipe from my garden and from my Misfits Market box – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here!

 

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Low Sugar Apple Pie Filling

The Herbeevore
This low sugar apple pie filling recipe much fresher and brighter flavor than typical recipes and canned pie fillings. A healthier pie filling with fresh apples.  This recipe calls for a fraction of the sugar of other recipes, letting the natural ingredients shine!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 28 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 157 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a pan, heat the coconut oil until melted. Add the diced apples (I left the peels on mine), lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, and ground ginger and sauté for 5 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and allow the apples to simmer over low heat for 20 minutes until the water has evaporated by half.
  • Add the corn starch one teaspoon at a time and stir well, the pie filling with thicken quickly. Once ready, remove from heat and place in your pie crust.  Refrigerate for up to 4 days.
  • If baking a pie, for a 9 to 11 inch pie, bake for 40 minutes until edges are brown and bubbling.  Enjoy!

Notes

Save Money on Fresh Produce!

I got the fresh produce for this recipe from my garden and from my Misfits Market box - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here!

Nutrition

Calories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 41mgPotassium: 206mgFiber: 4gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 94IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
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