Spiced Sugar Apple Pie Light

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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.

bluemoon downunder December 22, 2008

This was easy to do. But I didn't like the dried apples. Next time I'll use only apples. It gave me 2 pies. I didn't add the white sugar. I didn't want it too sweet. For the topping, I used butter. Thanks MsSally :) Made for holiday tag.

Boomette November 19, 2007

I am only reviewing the pie and topping here - as the sugar that was used in this, is my own recipe!!! This was GREAT! A lighter pie and with SO much flavour! We loved the crumble topping, I quite often do a similar recipe myself for fruit pies and mince pies. I made my own pie crust with 8 ozs of shortcrust pastry and I also had to cover the crust edges as suggested, as they were browing quite quickly! I added a FEW flaked almonds to the topping for a nutty flavour, the whole pie was devoured in 2 days......mainly by my husband who loved it! Thanks for posting such an inventive idea for an alternative apple pie MsSally! FT:-)

French Tart November 05, 2007

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