The 4th of July is here! One of my favorite traditions on the 4th is making an all-American dessert: apple pie. This apple pie is a no-heating-up-the-oven required recipe perfect for this hot summer weather. It is a lightened up treat that can be enjoyed by diabetics 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. I'm getting ready to come home to Oklahoma for a visit and I'm sure excited! Happy Birthday America and hope y'all have a "blast" on the 4th!
“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) Keebler reduced-fat graham cracker pie crust
Optional: 1 cup Cool-Whip Sugar Free whipped topping
In 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!