As you may have noticed from my previous post, I’ve launched Sugar Free November: A project in which I’ll avoid sugar this whole month and document my experience.
As promised, here’s one of my Sugar-Free recipes using some of the most recommended alternative sweeteners the market has to offer us. The first sugar replacement I’ll be using is: Tagatose. This is a low calorie sweetener, doesn’t damage your teeth and barely affects your blood’s sugar level. Only think to take into account: Since tagatose is a refined sugar it no longer contains its original nutrients, so it’s adviced to be used moderately. You can find my thoughts on Tagatose on this article.
Back to our recipe: This is a basic Apple Pie sweetened with Tagatose. What I liked the most from this pie is that since the sweet taste is not too overwhelming, you can still feel the fruity, original taste of the apple.
What you’ll need (for a 9 inch / 23cm pie):
3 tablespoons flour
5 tablespoons Tagatose (I’m using NuNaturals Sweet Health PreSweet Tagatose)
Pre-made or home-made Pie Crust
Cover the bottom of the pie baking dish with the crust and set aside.
Wash and peel the apples. Cut them into thin slices.
Distribute the apple slices over the baking dish that we had already covered with the pie crust. Make sure the whole dish is covered with apple slices.
In a small pot, melt the butter. Once melted lower the temperature and add the tagatose and flour. Do not let cook. Keep mixing it with a whisker until you have a creamy texture.
Pour this cream on top of the apples, make sure to distribute it evenly.
Pre-heat the oven to 200°C and bake for 50 minutes.
Hope you enjoy this recipe, buen provecho!