Diabetic Apple Pie

"I have not made this Diabetic apple pie that was originally printed in the International Menu Diabetic Cookbook entitled Iablochnyi Pirog as a Russian apple pie. Food exchanges are: 1/2 bread and 1 1/2 fruit and 1 fat."
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  • Sift flour and salt together in large bowl.
  • Stir in oil and water.
  • Knead dough 3-4 times until moist and elastic.
  • Roll into ball;cover;refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • Place between 2 sheets of wax paper.
  • Roll dough into a 12-inch circle.
  • Place in 8" pie plate.
  • Trim edges and press with fork.
  • Poke a few holes in empty pie shell.
  • Brush with 1 egg white and bake for 5 minutes at 350-degrees F.
  • Remove from oven.
  • While crust is cooking start preparing apples.
  • Peel, core, and slice apples.
  • Drop apples slices into bowl of cold water with 1 TB lemon juice.
  • Drain and dry before using.
  • Mix apple slices with half of lemon rind, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, and apple juice concentrate.
  • Turn into pie shell.
  • Place in 350-degree oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • While pie is cooking, whip 2 egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Add 1/2 tsp lemon rind and cream of tartar.
  • Continue beating until thick.
  • Remove pie from oven when done, pile merinque on top of it in decorative swirls, top with remaining lemon rind.
  • Return to oven.
  • Bake for 5-7 minutes longer or until merinque is golden brown.

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  1. I made this pie for my dad who is diabetic. With the merinque topping and whole wheat pie crust I thought it would be a nice change from the "regular" apple pie recipe. I am very sorry but this did not work well for us.
  2. This seemed very interesting and I really hoped it would work out. It came out of the oven and was very appealing. It was just not to our liking.


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