Recipe by ForeverMama
For those on a diet or for those who want some health and enjoyability in life - this pie is not to disappoint. Good for diabetics. Note that traditional white sugar isn't added, but if you want to add sugar, make sure you add some flour as to thicken the juices.
- 1⁄2 cup oat bran
- 1⁄4 cup raisins, chopped
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup (divided)
- 3 -5 gravenstein apples or 3 -5 other good cooking apples
- 2 -3 pears
- 1 cup water or 1 cup apple juice
- 1 tablespoon Butter Buds (refer to note)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 pinch clove
- 1 dash salt
- 1⁄4 cup chopped almonds (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350-degrees Fahrenheit.
- Combine oat bran, raisins, and 1 tablespoon maple syrup. Spread oat-bran mixture in the bottom of a deep dish pie pan; set aside.
- Core and slice both apples and pears. To crust, place apples and pears by alternating layers of both fruits.
- In a bowl, combine water or apple juice with the reserved 1 tablespoon of maple syrup. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Mix and pour over apple and pear layers. Sprinkle with almonds if using.
- Bake until done, about 1 hour, covered with foil except for the last 15 minutes.
- NOTE: Butter Buds are available in most supermarkets. in this recipe they provide the flavor of butter without the fat.