Prot: 24 g, Carbs: 23 g, Fat: 9 g, Cal: 267
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!)
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!
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!
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!
- Serves: 6
- Serving size: ⅙ pie
- Calories: 267
- Fat: 9g
- Carbohydrates: 23g
- Sugar: 15g
- Fiber: 5g
- Protein: 24g
- ⅓ cup almond butter (80g)
- ⅓ cup filtered water (80ml)
- ½ cup natural vanilla rice protein powder (56g)
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (1.2ml)
- 5 cups apples (625g)
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (2.5ml)
- Preheat oven to 325F (163C).
- In a medium bowl, mix almond butter with water until smooth.
- Add in rice protein and cinnamon. Mix until combined. (If the batter is sticky, add a little more rice protein.)
- Press into pie pan.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, then remove from oven.
- Meanwhile, peel apples and slice thinly.
- Steam apples, and let cool slightly.
- Sprinkle apples with ground cinnamon.
- 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.)
- 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.
- Let pie sit at room temperature for about an hour to set.
- Store in the refrigerator.
Almond butter can be made by processing almonds in a food processor.