Sometimes I ask Michael to go to Burger King and buy an apple pie. It’s not like the best ever pie, but it gives me a fix when I am jonesing for some apple pie. I try really hard not to keep or buy pies and stuff to keep in the house. I’d rather buy one piece or two pieces, but honestly…the temptation is just too much for me to bare. Having it in the house is just too much for me. It’s like drugs…
I like this recipe because I can reduce the sugar intake and eliminate that sugary, gluten crust. I also really like the raisins in the recipe. Raisin’s are naturally sweet. It’s a pretty great recipe. I reduced the sugar by about 1/3 rd, because I had the raisins. I know there’s a lot of people who don’t like raisins. I think the recipe would still be good without them. I’d just consider putting in all of the brown sugar if you did.
8 granny smith apples, cored
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup chopped nuts (OPT)
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
2 Tablespoons margarine, sliced
1/2 cup apple juice
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
Peel and slice all the apples. Mix raisins, nuts, and brown sugar. Mix al together. Arrange apples into a greased slow cooker or a glass baking dish. Sprinkle with spice. Dot with margarine. Mix apple juice and lemon juice and drizzle over apples. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until apples are tender in the oven.