Remove the pie crust from the refrigerator about 15-20 minutes before use. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into approximately ¼ inch thick. Grease the pie pan with some cooking spray and lightly dust with flour. Fit the dough in the prepared pie dish and refrigerate again until use.
Now, peel and core apples. Slice into small pieces and transfer to a bowl. Set aside.
In a small, heavy-bottomed pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add sliced apples, sugar, cinnamon powder, lemon juice, and salt. Stir all well and cook over medium heat until apples have completely softened. Now, add maca powder and flour. Mix all well again and remove from the heat. Set aside to cool.
Meanwhile, remove the second pie crust from the refrigerator and roll out. You will be using the second dough disc for the topping so feel free to be creative and slice it into different shapes. You can use cookie cutters or simply your kitchen knife.
Now, remove the prepared pie dish from the refrigerator and fill with the apple mixture. Top with the second crust and lightly brush with egg white.
Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F and then reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees F. Continue to bake for about 1 hour or until the crust is golden brown.
A nice homemade apple pie is one of the best holiday treats you can prepare for your family and loved ones.
For this easy recipe, you will need about two pounds of fresh apples (I personally prefer nice, bittersweet Granny Smith apples but any type of apples you have on hand will work perfectly), some brown sugar which can be replaced with coconut sugar or even maple syrup, and a pinch of cinnamon to spice things up.
Adding a small dose of maca powder to this holiday classic will boost up the overall nutritional values and add a wonderful flavor you won’t be able to resist.
Finally, this pie is a perfect opportunity to get creative and use your cookie cutters for the topping. You can even include your kids in this part – the fun is guaranteed! Enjoy!
Nutrition information per serving: Kcal: 263 Protein: 2.4g, Total Carb: 34.2g, Dietary Fiber: 1.9g, Total Fat: 13.4g