Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Sugar-Free Baking Made Easy

As we enter a new year, one of my many resolutions is to make healthier choices when it comes to food. Especially, the ingredients I use when cooking and baking. I rarely use sugar at home. I prefer natural sweeteners and some sugar substitutes. When I recently came across The Complete Idiot's Guide to Sugar-Free Cooking & Baking, I knew we were a match made in heaven!
 

Liz Scott has managed to find a healthier way to prepare so many amazing recipes. My first choice was the "Easy-as-Pie Apple Pie" recipe on page 203!

This recipe really is as easy as pie! It only calls for 7 ingredients. Pie crust, apples, sugar substitute and the spices. There is even a recipe in the book for Sugar-Free pie crusts! There are only 6 steps to follow and you will shortly find yourself with a homemade apple pie baking in the oven.

After about 30 minutes of prep time, into the oven it went! My sugar-free apple pie baked for 45minutes on 425 degrees. Here is the finished product:
 
I served it up with scoop of vanilla ice cream and the crowd went wild! Now, the ice cream wasn't sugar-free, but by baking a healthier pie at home with less calories and less sugar than a store bought pie, we can afford to treat ourselves to a little ice cream.
 

Here's to a healthier year! Happy New Year!

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