Wednesday, January 23, 2008

National Pie Day

With today being National Pie Day it seems only appropriate that I offer a Pie recipe. But first things first.... Thank you to Tammy at The Pink Magnolia for coming up with the idea that we, as a blogging community all contribute a recipe. A big thank you goes out to Artsy for contributing the graphic we are all using for this event. Tammy's blog is by invitation only, but if you drop her an e-mail from her profile page she will most likely invite you in. She will have Mr Linky set up on her blog so drop by and check out some great recipes.

With all of that said, it is time to get down to business and let go of these wonderful recipes that I have in my possession. I am going to follow the healthy eating way of thinking with these recipes. Yes, I did say 'THESE'. I have two recipes that are healthy as far as healthy can go when it comes to pies. They are perfect for the diabetic in your life or even someone that wants to eat pie and still eat healthy. My family has no problem eating either one of these pies, and that would include the children. OK then...... turn on the printer, here comes those recipes.

Diabetic's Cheesecake


1 Cup Splenda

1 tsp. Lemon or Lime Juice

8 oz. Cool Whip (Reduced Fat)

8 oz. Philly Cream Cheese (softened)

1 Graham Cracker Crust (Reduced Fat)


Mix Philly and Splenda well.

Add Cool Whip and Lemon or Lime Juice..... Mix well

Pour into Graham Cracker Crust and refrigerate until firm.


No Sugar Apple Pie


6 cups apples, sliced
1 cup apple juice, frozen concentrate
1 tablespoon corn starch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon butter


Prepare your favorite pie crust recipe for a 10” double crust. Prepare apples: heat apple juice concentrate in saucepan (Use undiluted frozen apple juice concentrate.) and add apple slices. Cover and simmer until almost tender. Stir in cornstarch (made into a paste with a little water). Add cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Pour apple mixture into unbaked pie shell. Dot with butter or margarine. Cover with top crust and crimp edges. Bake 15 minutes at 450 degrees. Cover edges with foil and return to oven. Lower temperature to 350 degrees and bake an additional 30 minutes.



Prixie said...

how weird is this - i just watched Pushing Daisies last night where the main character is a pie maker with a shop called The Pie Hole. ;p

Hmmm...wonder if the universe is screaming something at me?!

bj said...

ummmmm....these sound so good. Boy, when you've got something that taste good and is healthy for ya, it doesn't get any better!!

Terri and Bob said...

Wow, those sound good! I think that a reason pies might be going "extinct" is that they are loaded with fat and sugar, now you have given them a reason to survive! I will try the cheesecake on my nephew, I'll bet he loves it!

David Crofts Munro said...

Man, if I had known it was National Pie day I would have saved some room!

Oh well!

A terrific blog you guys have here. I am pleased to have stopped by.


David Crofts Munro said...

Ha-ha. Good point.

Guess I know what's for breakfast ;-)

Have a good one

...and oh. Would like to provide a link to your blog within my own. I know some folks who would love to stop by for some home brews and good cookin'.


Angela said...

These are just wonderful.. I make a Pumpkin pie for my husband (who has diabetes) that only has 6 net grams of carbs in each slice. He loves it too:-).
Thanks for sharing..
Have a wonderful day!!

Mary said...


Since I'm a diabetic, these recipes are right up my alley. I love cheesecake but didn't have a sugar free recipe. Now I do. Thanks so much for sharing.


Artsy Etc. said...

Both sound good. I'm trying to eat healthier, so the first is a keeper for me. Thank you.

I appreciate your kind comments in my blog and its so nice to meet you.

Tammy said...

These both sound divine, Jo!!
I can't wait to try them!

Thanks so much for participating!

Here's to more pie!!

smilnsigh said...

OT but... I don't know if I ever thanked you for telling me that you have Paint shop pro program, to do that faded look... Which I love, in photos. And which I asked you about. So sorry if I never acknowledged this!!!

And thank you for the diabetic-friendly recipes.


Hope said...

Now these are the recipes I need to be trying! I've had a problem with my blood sugar lately so these will come in handy. My mother-in-law is diabetic and I try to make things she can eat when she comes over.
Thank you for sharing these. I'll be back later to read all about you now that I've found your blog through Tammy!


Sandi McBride said...

I am always on the lookout for a pie for diabetics! Thank you so much for this...I keep a Splenda Cookbook that I print out...guess what's going in next?

Love Bears All Things said...

Thanks! I copied both of these. I am always looking for recipes that are good for you.
My Quiches can be made that way too.
Mama Bear

Nan said...

Boy, it's nice to see some lower calorie recipes. I have been eating horribly. I just posted my recipe. It's not low fat or cal but it is good.

violetlady said...

I am not much of a baker, but your recipes sound great. I may have to try the cheesecake -- it seems very easy to make.