I am extremely happy to be writing my 50th post and I wanted to do something sweet for the same. My brain was racing in all directions and the winner is “Light” Apple Pie. It is also K’s favorite and he was pretty excited that I was making it. This is one of those recipes that I had bookmarked years ago and I do not remember the source. I made few alterations to the original recipe to make it “light”. I have used a combination of whole wheat flour and all purpose flour. I have also cut down the butter and used some light sour cream and oil. Even the sugar has been reduced, but if you have a real sweet tooth go easy on the sugar. The changes did not alter the texture of the crust at all and it was so yummy and flaky. Check out the tips section for the original recipe. So presenting the “light” apple pie.
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat four sifted
1 tsp salt
4 tbsp butter cut into cubes and chilled
1/4 cup light sour cream (*Update* 1/4 cup fat free yogurt can be used instead)
2 tbsp canola oil
5-6 tbsp COLD water
For the filling
4 -5 tart apples thinly sliced (about 4 cups sliced)
1/2 cup sugar (I used 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar)
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp all purpose flour
Sift whole wheat flour and mix with all purpose flour. Add salt and the cubed butter. Mash the butter and mix with the flours.
Now add the sour cream and oil.
Mix together. You will get a crumbly mix.
Add ICE-COLD water a tablespoon at a time and form a dough. Wrap the dough and refrigerate for an hour.
Let us start on the filling. Peel, core and slice the applies thinly.
Mix together the rest of the filling ingredients. (Sugar, cinnamon and flour)
Add the mix to apples. Mix gently. Try to do this when the dough is ready to be rolled out or else the juices settle at the bottom and the apple mix turns dry.
Divide the dough into two parts. Roll one piece out and place in a 9 inch pie plate.
Add the filling. You can top the filling with a little butter. It is optional.
Roll the next piece and cover the filling.
Make it pretty by removing excess dough and by pressing the edges with fingers. Cut slits on the pie for the steam to escape.
Bake in a 400F pre-heated oven for around 50 minutes or until crust is brown. Smell of apple pie baking in the oven .. so heavenly. Are you ready to dig in yet?
Tasty apple pie ready. Look at the filling all caramelized and oozing. The crust was absolutely flaky and with the filling combined .. it was a slice of yummy goodness.
Another look at the yummy dessert.
Sending to the following events.
Bake Fest #1 hosted here.
Desserts with Apples hosted by Simply.Food and started by Raven.
59 Responses to Celebrating 50th post with "Light" Apple Pie
Congrats on your half century!Wish you many more in future!
Pie looks nice.
Congrats on your accomplishment!! half-centruy Mark…Good Job:)
Vardhini you rock! Congrats and apple pie is so yummy.
Delicious pie and very inviting photographs !! Congratulations for your 50th post!
Wonderful and swift milestone, Vardhini I enjoy your blog and I wish you many more milestones – Apple pie looks stunning
Congrats on ur milestone…Looks awesome,mouthwatering here..
Congrats on 50th post dear..apple pie looks extremely delicious..
Hi Vardhini, (very nice name). Thank you for visiting my blog. I was following you in "my blogroll" as i was taken there first. Now i am following you in your kitchen too . Thank you for your appreciation on my new crochet work and the response for my query on apple pie. As i don't have pre-heating option, can i switch on the oven with a set temperature for sometime and then do the actual baking?
Congrats for reaching the milestone!!! Wish you many more!!! Pie looks gorgeous!
Congrats on your 50th post dear….Apple Pie looks delicious…
Congrats on ur 50th post!!! This pie is a perfect way to celebrate it with..Looks gorgeous
Good pictorial illustrations. First time visiting your space. Happy to follow you. Vardini, i am happy to see a vegetarian cooking blog. I would like to try it. But i have normal Micro wave oven (no convection mode-hence no preheating option too). Can i try it in the normal oven?
Congrats Vardhini…..Apple pie looks great.
Congrats on the 50th post and wishes for many more to come. The pie looks yummy.
Congrats on the 50!! wish you inspire many foodies for years to come
Lovely light pie!! wanna make it for sure..love the health inclination factor of the recipe
Congrats Vardhini….. Looks awesome!
Love the way you present it in photo steps…looks like a healthier version of pie:D Will be bookmarking this! Thanks for sharing!
Congratulations, Vardhini!! Thanks for all the nice recipes! Apple pie looks yum!! Inviting!!
Congrats Vardhini..Pie looks great
Congrats Vardhini on your 50th post. The apple pie is to die for. Love it
Congrats..may u achieve many more..Apple pie looks delicious and very tempting pics!
Congrats dear on ur 50th post !! Keep Rocking !! Apple pie looks perfect and well made !!
Congrats and will be waiting for your century. Nice Pie..I like it.
Have a great week
APPLE PIE freak I am! Love your pie and shall be saving it in my apple pie folder
congrats on your 50th post n lovely pie recipe!!
Congrats dear.. keep rocking !!
Lovely looking pie.. and congrats:)
Delicious looking apple pie, wiah i could get a slice.
congrats on your milestone.. Its my first time vist here.. You have a lovely cooking space. I love the pics of the apple pie.. looks so delicious!!!
Congrats on your 50th post! This pie looks like a great way to celebrate!
Congrats on your milestone, wish more and more success to you.Pie looks inviting, feeling to have it some.
Congrats dear..delicious and perfect looking pie,perfect way to celebrate.
Congrats Vardhini on your 50th post. What a nice way to celebrate it with this amazing Pie! Fantastic with step by step pics … keep rocking!!!
Congrats on your 50th post… you really have a great collection of recipes and expecting more good ones… The pie is a perfect way to celebrate!!
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Congrats on your 50th post…nice way to celebrating with lovely apple pie,looks so delicious.
wow looks awesome dear…i made this with peach…its surely delicious
Congrats on your 50th post! Apple pie looks so inviting! I'm here to grab them!
Thanks for dropping by my blog. Sorry for my late return due to my health condition.
Congrats on ur milestone.A very sweet way of celebrating that. nice stepwise explanations.
Good going girl:) This is a very nice way to celebrate the occasion:)
Congrats and happy blogging! The pie looks perfectly baked and ready to be devoured!!
Apple pies are always a delight:-)Ur recipe sounds simple and yummmy:-)
Congrats!! Apple pie looks so delicious!! U have a very nice place of recipes an yummy pics!! Great going!!
Congrats dear…You dint take much time for this milestone…..wish to see you crossing many more milestones.
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Congrats for reaching 5oth post..I wish you have to post more and more posts………..apple pie looks yummy…………
Congrats Vardhini for reaching this milestone dear,keep on going..Apple pie looks super delicious and irresistible..
Congratulations, these apple pie looks delicious!
Congrats on ur 50th post dear and wishing u many more…
apple pie looks delicious
Congratulations Vardhini Pie looks scrumptious.
Congrats on your 50th post and love the apple pie,looks so perfect!
Congrats vardhu. Keep going!!!
Congrats dear on sharing so many great recipes. Incidentally I too baked with apples, just that I made a cake of it – http://tastejunction.blogspot.com/2011/05/classic-apple-cake.html
Congrats Vardhini…way to go girl…the apple pie looks really scrumptious.
wow..that looks so good…lovely pictures
Congrats dear and apple pie looks so yum
Congrats on your half century ! Hope to have tons more !
That's such a delightful pie to go for the occasion.What I loved is you have trimmed the fat and increased the nutrition side more..Pretty and intelligent recipe Vardhini..cheers !
Congrats dear on ur great milestone. That pie looks so perfect for a celebration…
Congrats on your beautiful milestone dear ~ cheers to many many more to come!
The pie look great will be perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
Congrats vardhini. Nice step by step explains it well.