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Sugar-Free Apple Pie

This sugar-free pie is so delicious, you can't even detect the artificial sweetener in the filling. I always get rave reviews when I bring it to church potlucks. —Teresa Garlick, Glendale, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 8 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • In a large bowl, combine the first 3 ingredients; fold in apples. Line pie plate with bottom crust; add apples. Dot with butter. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; cut slits or an apple shape in top. Place over filling; seal and flute edges. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes. Increase oven to 400°; bake until apples are tender, 15-20 minutes.

Sugar-Free Apple Pie Tips

How do you store apple pie?

Sugar-free apple pie will need to be stored in the refrigerator. To store, wrap the pie in its original pie pan with either aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Or you could store individual slices in an airtight container. Whichever way you choose to store your apple pie, it'll keep for about 4-5 days in the refrigerator.

What sugar substitutes work best in this recipe?

There are plenty of sugar alternatives you can use for this sugar-free dessert recipe. We recommend using a powdered or crystallized sugar substitute like Equal, Splenda, Stevia or coconut sugar. That way, you can easily measure it out as it has a similar consistency and texture as traditional sugar.

How do you make pie crust?

It's not as hard as it seems to make the perfect flaky pie crust. All you need is 1-1/4 cups all-purpose of flour, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 cup of cold cubed butter and 3-4 tablespoons of ice water to make this pie crust recipe. To make, combine flour and salt while cutting the butter in until crumbly. Then, gradually add ice water while tossing with a fork until the dough holds together when pressed. Next, divide the dough into two and shape one piece slightly larger than the other. Shape into two disks and refrigerate for an hour or overnight. Then, on a lightly floured surface, roll one disk of dough into a 1/8-in.-thick circle and transfer it to a 9-in. pie plate. Roll remaining dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle. Once your filling is ready, pour filling into the pie plate and place the remaining dough on top of the filling. Trim, seal and flute edge and cut slits in top. Ta-da! Your pie is ready for the oven. Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 339 calories, 19g fat (12g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • OhBarbi
    Oct 6, 2020

    I used one cup of Stevia and the pie looked really good but it had a bitter aftertaste.

  • catherine815
    Jun 13, 2020

    I don’t believe this can be classified as sugar free, when I make sugar free, I don’t use juice or cornstarch, just apples, sugar substitute, cinnamon, and a little butter. The only sugar is in the apples.

  • Peter
    Jun 1, 2020

    I'm sure this tastes great, because instead of neutral flavored sugar, you are using intensely apple-flavored concentrate. However, I once needed to test the sugar level of apple juice concentrate. FYI, it was 50% sugar - not added sugar, but sugar nonetheless.

  • Adam
    Apr 17, 2020

    The "Sugar-Free" bit of the title is misleading. This recipe uses 1/3 cup apple juice concentrate, which is just liquid sugar. The FDA states that "concentrated fruit juice" can't be used as a sweetener in a product labeled "no sugar added" for that very reason. If you want something healthier (but still not sugar-free since apples are also full of sugar), don't add apple juice, just increase the amount of splenda. Most other recipes I see use 1 cup of splenda instead.

  • Kim
    Dec 7, 2019

    I modified it a bit. I used 1/2 Granny Smith and 1/2 gala apples, and mixed all ingredients before putting in as filling for crust. Came out fantastic. My new go-to recipe!

  • Michael
    May 20, 2019

    ToH apple pie winner. Go-to recipe; simple, fast, and another chance to use my hand cranked peeler!

  • Terry
    Dec 21, 2018

    No comment left

  • NancyVirginia
    Dec 22, 2015

    This is my go-to apple pie recipe. I have only had rave reviews and I make this all the time. If you don't tell anyone that it's sugar free then they will never know. Add some Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla and you will satisfy everyone!

  • MarineMom_texas
    Dec 4, 2015

    I made this pie for Thanksgiving since my husband has limited his sugar intake. I followed the directions exactly and it was absolutely delicious. He loved every bite. Sssh, don't tell anyone it is sugar free and they'll never know. I'm sure I will be making this again. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor for Taste of Home.

  • OkieBaker
    Feb 15, 2014

    This pie was very good. Had compliments on it.