Prot: 24 g, Carbs: 23 g, Fat: 9 g, Cal: 267

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I created this Caramel Apple Protein Pie after receiving an abundance of apples from my CSA share this fall. (And I do mean an abundance! I still have two large bags of chopped apples in my freezer!)

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The apples provide enough sweetness, so it really isn’t necessary to add any sweetener. And even though I used a protein crust, I still wanted to increase the protein content of the pie. So I created a caramel sauce with whey protein, and it was delicious!caramel-apple-protein-pie-crust

From my experience with raw vegan desserts, I learned that carob + maple makes a delicious caramel flavor! So for the caramel sauce I used a natural vanilla whey protein and added raw carob powder and maple extract. A perfect match for sweet apples!caramel-apple-protein-pie-filling

Great for holidays or every day, this Caramel Apple Protein Pie is a sure crowd pleaser! And the serving is pretty large for 267 calories. Enjoy!

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Caramel Apple Protein Pie
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: ⅙ pie
  • Calories: 267
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 24g
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Makes one 9" pie.
Ingredients
Crust:
Apple filling:
  • 5 cups apples (625g)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (2.5ml)
Caramel sauce:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F (163C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix almond butter with water until smooth.
  3. Add in rice protein and cinnamon. Mix until combined. (If the batter is sticky, add a little more rice protein.)
  4. Press into pie pan.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, then remove from oven.
  6. Meanwhile, peel apples and slice thinly.
  7. Steam apples, and let cool slightly.
  8. Sprinkle apples with ground cinnamon.
  9. To make caramel sauce, mix all ingredients, starting with only ¼ cup water. Add water by the tablespoon until it mixes well, but is still thick. (It will take on more moisture from the apples.)
  10. Spoon a thin layer of caramel sauce into the crust. Then layer the apples. Add more caramel sauce, and more apples. Continue with remaining caramel and apples.
  11. Let pie sit at room temperature for about an hour to set.
  12. Enjoy!
  13. Store in the refrigerator.
Notes
A note about substitutions: you can replace the rice protein with pea protein, and the whey with casein, but I wouldn't try other substitutions. See my Recipe Basics video for what happens when you use the wrong protein powder.
Almond butter can be made by processing almonds in a food processor.