Spiced Sugar Apple Pie Light

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by MsSally

I used French Tart's "Old English Spiced and Fruited Sugar for Apple Pies Etc!" as inspiration for a lighter apple pie, after apple picking. This is a crumb crust and uses little sugar. Feel free to add more if your apples are especially tart. I use Pillsbury Ready Crust, but feel free to make your own. I use a combination of apples tart and sweet.

Top Review by bluemoon downunder

We really enjoyed this apple pie, and the wonderful blend of flavours in French Tart's Recipe #219453 certainly made an enormous contribution to the flavour. Like Boomette, we don't like dishes overly sweet, so I followed her lead in omitting the white sugar. I used a shortbread crust and followed French Tart's suggestion of adding some flaked almonds to the really delicious topping. Thank you for sharing this recipe, MsSally. Made for Holiday Tag.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 425°F.
  2. Spray pie pan with cooking spray. Place crust in pan and crimp edges.
  3. Toss apples with lemon juice. Stir in sugars and flour.
  4. Pour into prepared crust.
  5. Mix sugar into oatmeal. Cut margarine into oatmeal, I do this with my fingers, you can use two forks or pastry blender.
  6. Sprinkle oatmeal mixture on apples.
  7. Place in oven for about 25 minutes Then take out and place foil around edges and put back in oven for about 20 minutes more.
  8. Allow to cool before serving at least 15 minutes.

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