Diabetic Pie Recipe

mmm… who doesn’t love pie?

Typically pies are a very dangerous food for diabetics because of the huge amounts of sugar.  Luckily for us there are quite a few easy-to-find diabetic pie recipe collections available.  With a little know-how and careful substitutions, almost any pie recipe can be easily made into a safe diabetic treat after a nice meal.

Before I share a favorite pie recipe, here are a few tips I was given when I first moved out on my own.

  1. Use a glass or a dull metal pie pan. Try to avoid shiny metal pie pans because they reflect the heat in the oven, causing the crust to not brown correctly. Something to keep in mind, if your pan is too dark it may brown the crust too much, so try and find a decent pan before starting.
  2. Flour your work surface lightly (too much flour can toughen your pastry dough).  Use a wheat flour, it’s diabetic safe.
  3. Use potato starch instead of cornstarch to thicken fruit pie juices.  No one likes a pie that pours out onto their plate.

So, on to one of my favorites… the All-American Apple Pie Recipe!


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 4 large red Delicious apples, cored, peeled,
  • and sliced
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 refrigerated folded pie crust, (from 15-oz pkg)
  • Nonstick cooking spray, as needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg; mix well. Add the apples and toss to coat completely.
  2. Pour the apple mixture into a 9-inch pie plate. In a small bowl, combine the butter and vanilla and pour over the apples. Cover the apples with the pie crust, pressing against the pie plate to seal, and flute, if desired.
  3. Spray the crust with nonstick cooking spray and bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the apples are tender.

Take a look at a larger selection of diabetic pie recipe collections on Cooking For Diabetics.

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