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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy 4th of July! Recipe Corner: No-Bake Apple Pie

The 4th of July is here! It is extra special to me because it was on this holiday that my husband proposed to me in 2010, so we really did "ring" in the 4th! One of my favorite traditions on the 4th is making an all-American dessert: apple pie. My husband and I are praying for everyone affected by the heatwave temperatures across the USA. This apple pie is a no-heating-up-the-oven required recipe. It is also a treat that can be enjoyed by diabetic members of my family as well as those who strive for healthier eating. You can substitute any of the sugar free ingredients in this recipe for the regular version, but I love the flavor created with the sugar free versions. Happy Birthday America!
 
 
“Southern Fried Bride's No-Bake Amazing Apple Pie”

5 medium apples, peeled and sliced

1-3/4 cups water

1 package (4-serving size) sugar-free Jell-O lemon gelatin

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon Splenda brown sugar

1 package (4-serving size) sugar-free Jell-O cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix

1 (8 inch) reduced-fat graham cracker pie crust

Optional: 1 cup Cool-Whip light whipped topping

In a large saucepan, combine sliced apples, 1 1/2 cups water, gelatin, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 4-6 minutes or until apples are tender. Combine dry pudding mix and remaining ¼ cup water. Stir into apple mixture. Cook for 2 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat. Pour into crust. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Garnish, if desired, with a dollop of whipped topping before serving. Enjoy! 

2 comments:

  1. that looks so delicious! I love apple pie and this sounds so easy

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  2. A cool treat for a hot day! :) Nicely done.

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