Sugar-free Spiced Apple Pie Recipe

Nirvana Apple Pie

Nirvana Health Products and Melon & Rye bring you this mouth-watering home-made recipe of the month: a scrumptious Spiced Apple Pie. This dessert is sure to be a crowd pleaser and is sweetened using Nirvana Xylitol – for a healthy alternative to the traditional Apple Pie!


Apple Filling

  • 8 Granny Smith Apples (peeled cored and quartered)
  • ¼ cup Nirvana Xylitol
  • ¼ cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • Splash Vanilla Paste/Essence
  • 60gm Butter


  • 280gm Plain Flour
  • 180gm Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Chilled Water
  • ¼ cup Nirvana Xylitol


  1. Melt 60gm butter and then add all ‘apple filling’ ingredients (except apples) and simmer for 5 minutes
  2. Add granny smith apples and cover – let simmer for further 25 minutes
  3. To make the pastry, in food processor add flour and cubed butter (room temperature)
  4. Pulse until it is at a breadcrumb consistency
  5. Add 2-3 Tablespoons of water and pulse until combined
  6. Wrap in gladwrap and put in fridge for ½ hour
  7. Remove from fridge and roll out pastry
  8. Cut out circles to insert into a muffin baking tray or put base into a baking tray (personal preference) – *Make sure to use approx. half of pastry as remaining needs to be used for topping
  9. Bake for 7-8 minutes
  10. Remove and and let Cool
  11. Insert ‘apple filling’ mix into bases and top with remaining pastry
  12. Brush with an egg/milk wash and cut a cross in the centre
  13. Bake for 25 minutes at 170°C
  14. Let cool and serve with fresh cream
  15. Enjoy this delicious Sugar-free Spiced Apple Pie!


Recipe brought to you by the talented Craig West – chef at Melon & Rye cafe Glen Osmond.

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