You 'd never guess from tasting this pie that it is sugar-free. You can use this basic recipe with any fruit -from apples to blackberries. Just remember: the sweeter the fruit, the sweeter the baked pie will be.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 2 (9 inch) pie shell
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 20 packets aspartame sweetener
- 4 apples - peeled, cored and diced
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Bring 3/4 cup water to a boil. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water. Whisk this mixture into the boiling water. Reduce heat and stir until mixture is thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Stir butter or margarine and aspartame into cornstarch mixture. Add cinnamon and nutmeg if desired. Mix well. Place fruit in a large bowl and pour aspartame mixture over fruit. Toss until fruit is thoroughly coated.
Pour fruit into pastry lined pie pan. Cover with second pastry shell. Seal edges and cut steam vents in top.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, until crust is golden brown.
Baking pie is a rather straightforward technique, but a few tips can only help to make your pies come out looking and tasting perfect!