Lightened-Up Cran-Apple Pie Recipe for Thanksgiving with Truvia Baking Blend

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As Thanksgiving approaches, I hear a lot of turkey talk going along with a few tid bits of green bean casserole and stuffing discussion. I love that friends get excited about making the perfect turkey, but truth be told, I’ve never been much of a turkey fan. I don’t dislike it but I do push it to the side of my dinner plate so I can focus on the veggies and more importantly, save room for dessert.

Since I’m on the subject of dessert, I think it should be mentioned that pumpkin pie isn’t my favorite either. In fact, half of my family doesn’t really care for pumpkin anything which is why I always bring an alternative dessert for the special day.

This year I spent some time in the kitchen playing with some pie ideas using seasonal apples and cranberries. Together they are one tart combination but I found a way to not only sweeten them up, but do it with fewer calories!

lighter cran-apple pie for thanksgiving with truvia baking blend

Truvia Baking Blend has become my go-to product for lighter desserts, especially for desserts this holiday season. Truvia Baking Blend has 75% fewer calories than sugar. For this recipe I just wanted to lighten it up a bit.  When I made a test pie for my husband, he had no idea I replaced half the sugar with Truvia Baking Blend and after a slice for myself, I couldn’t tell either. It came out just as sweet and flavorful as any pie I’ve ever made.

Lighter Cran-Apple Pie with Truvia Baking Blend for Thanksgiving

Lightened-Up Cran-Apple Pie
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Serves: 1 pie
  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts or the double pie crust recipe
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup Truvia Baking Blend
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • zest of one orange
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • about 7-8 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • ½ cup fresh cranberries, coarsly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon Truvia Baking Blend
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place the first pie crust over the bottom of the pie plate.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, Truvia Baking Blend, cornstarch, orange zest, salt and nutmeg.
  4. Place apples and cranberries in a large plastic zip bag and coat with the sugar mix, shaking gently.
  5. Spread the apples inside the pie plate evenly.
  6. Cut the butter into small chunks and spread over the top of the apples.
  7. Cover the apples with the second pie crust and seal the edges, use a fork to poke holes in the crust for steam. Or cut into long strips and weave over the top of the apples.
  8. Bake 35 minutes and remove from oven.
  9. Brush the crust with milk and sprinkle with the Truvia Baking Blend.
  10. Bake for an additional 15 - 20 minutes, until crust is browned.

 I’d love to hear from you! What desserts will your family be enjoying this Thanksgiving?

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* I am a compensated member of the Truvia Kitchen Cabinet network of Honestly Sweet Baking Bloggers. Product has been provided but opinions and product usage are based on my own experiences.



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