Swedish Apple Cranberry Pie (Healthy)

Sweet apples and tart cranberries are topped with a crunchy, walnut crust for an easy and light Swedish Apple Cranberry Pie.

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This was so easy and the crust is amazing. You just spoon it on top! Swedish Apple Cranberry Pie Low Calorie Low Fat Dessert

Pie time! If you hate to mess with a pie crust, Swedish Apple Cranberry Pie is for you. Even if you love pie crust, you won’t miss it with this dish.  Swedish Apple Cranberry Pie comes with its crust on top.  My grandmother first started making this pie without cranberries many years ago.  My Mom took over making it for Thanksgiving and it’s been on our Thanksgiving table for years.  This year I decided to take the challenge to lighten it up and add little twist with the cranberries.

It took forever for my local grocery store to get cranberries in.  Is there a shortage I don’t know about?  I wanted to start taste testing this recipe in September but no cranberries.  I tried in the middle of October, no cranberries.  Finally at the end of October, cranberries appeared.  I think I might stock up and freeze a bunch.  That way I can finish Thanksgiving for Food Done Light in June next year.

This was so easy and the crust is amazing. You just spoon it on top! Swedish Apple Cranberry Pie Low Calorie Low Fat Dessert

The cranberries were well worth the wait. They added another delicious layer of flavor to the pie not to mention some gorgeous color.  They really revitalized the pie.  I hate to tell you how quickly this pie went.  Lets just say none of us took a standard slice of pie.  The topping came out wonderfully.  I really don’t think you can tell any difference between my lightened version and the full fat version.

I am looking forward to the “real” Thanksgiving so we can have it again.  It’s fun to have a Food Done Light Thanksgiving taste test earlier in the year then getting to enjoy the real thing when my Dad cooks!  I only have to make a side dish or two and a dessert.  I love having very little responsibility for the meal and getting to enjoy a few glasses of wine.  Give Swedish Apple Cranberry Pie a try and let me know what you think.

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This was so easy and the crust is amazing. You just spoon it on top! Swedish Apple Cranberry Pie Low Calorie Low Fat Dessert

This was so easy and the crust is amazing. You just spoon it on top! Swedish Apple Cranberry Pie Low Calorie Low Fat Dessert

Swedish Apple Cranberry Pie

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 256 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granny smith apples peeled and quartered
  • 2 cup golden delicious apple , peeled & quartered
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 tbsp . sugar
  • 1 tsp . ground cinnamon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • ¾ cup sugar*
  • 6 tbsp . light butter like Brummel & Brown or Land O Lakes Light butter, melted**
  • 3 tbsp . non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Spray a deep dish pie plate with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, toss together first 6 ingredients.
  4. Pour into the pie plate.
  5. Mix together remaining ingredients and pour over fruit.
  6. Bake for 1 hour or until top is golden brown.

Recipe Notes

 * You can substitute a sugar substitute for any portion of the sugar

**You can also use regular butter, the calories and fat will be different

Nutrition Facts
Swedish Apple Cranberry Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 4g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

 

Do ahead tips:

You can make this pie a day ahead but it is better when made the same day.  We like it room temperature so it is baked in the morning and ready for dessert that evening.

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Comments

  1. Charlotte Moore says
    I think I would like it better all apple. Not much for cranberries except dried ones. Strange I guess. Haha!!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Charlotte, Not weird at all. The original recipe is for apples only. I think you might be surprised about the cranberries. They are not overly tart in this recipe but absolutely try it without.
  2. This sounds delish! I'd love it if you linked this to Saturday Dishes. We're talking pies this weekend. Wishes for tasty dishes, Linda
  3. Debbie Negron says
    Has anyone tried it with dried cranberries or cherries? How about another fresh fruit with the apples?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Debbie, We have made it with blueberries before. Fresh pears and apples would also be fantastic. I'm not a huge dried cranberry fan but they would probably be OK. Basically if it is a combination that would be good in an apple pie, it will work here.
  4. The Café Sucre Farine says
    Yum, I think the Swedes know how to make an apple pie! This sounds so good!
  5. Christie, As a lazy cook, who shivers at the thought of making pie crust, this is right up my alley. I'm gonna try to adapt it for the crock pot, which has become my "easy-bake oven" of late. Pinned to my WW Thanksgiving Board. Thanks for the delicious inspiration.
  6. Bonnie O'Hara says
    I would really like to try this pie.But I was wondering,You mentioned Pears and Apples.Could you use Apples and Cherries? I'm not sure if I will,because I love Cranberry's. I was just courious.
  7. I was wondering if I can substitute white whole wheat flour for the whole wheat pastry flour? Not sure what whole wheat pastry flour has in it but I don't want to miss including a leavening agent like baking powder or baking soda. Thanks
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Mary Pat, There is no leavening in the whole wheat pastry flour. Whole wheat pastry flour is a little softer, kind of like cake flour. Hope you enjoy this pie.
  8. Your instructions do not mention slicing the quartered apples, or do you leave them in 8 large pieces? In the pic they look like they're sliced.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Bonny, We prefer them in larger chunks so the apples keep a little more structure. You can slice them if you would like.
  9. Marian Juskiw says
    Instead of sugar I would use pure maple syrup, stevia or honey. If you have gluten allergies there are different flours out there... Overall nice recipe.. I'll try as a crisp dessert. ;)
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Marian, You can certainly use any of the three sweetners, although each will significantly change the taste. The maple syrup would probably be your best bet unless you have to use stevia for medical reasons. I think the flavor of the honey would over power the fruits. I can see maple syrup being very delicious though.
  10. I am not a fan of traditional crust, so this is definitely the ;pie for me

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