Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thank You Readership: Registered Dietitian, Jacqueline Gutierrez, Shares Healthy Low-fat Apple Pie Recipe from Red Apple Concepts

By Anthony J Sepe


Dear Readers:

This post was originally posted on July 26th; however, something happened and was was not able to be accessed.  Therefore, it is my pleasure to re-post this information for you.  Please accept our apologies for the inadvertent mishap.


Each Sunday, I thank my readership for their loyalty and dedication to my blog, by providing a healthy recipe.  To those that know, this is a healthy repeat, but for those that are unaware and are new to the blog, this is my way of “giving back.”  It is also a way to “Pay it Forward.”  Each Sunday, not only will you have a healthy recipe, but you will have an expert in the field of dietetics, food and nutrition, provide the healthy recipe to you.  It is my pleasure to introduce this week, my colleague, Guest-Chef, Jacqueline S. Gutierrez, MS, MSEd, RD, CDN.


Jacqueline S. Gutierrez, MS, MSEd, RD, CDN has fifteen years of experience as a Registered Dietitian. She has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Hunter College and a master’s degree in Medical Biology and Nutritional Science from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus. She also has a master’s degree in Secondary Education from Queens College. Her experience as a Registered Dietitian covers many areas, including both clinical and foodservice components. Through her own business, Red Apple Concepts, she offers nutrition counseling and seminars. She also has helped various populations with diet, nutrition, and foodservice issues including developmentally disabled adults, nursing home residents, and restaurant managers. She wrote continuing education modules about food safety, HACCP, vegetarian nutrition, modified consistency diets for developmentally disabled adults, and the biochemistry of taste. In addition, she is currently teaching online nutrition classes in addition to working with developmentally disabled children and adults.



© Lowfat Apple Pie Recipe

Recipe developed and reprinted with permission

by Jacqueline Gutierrez, MS, MSEd, RD, CDN


Pie dough:

1 cup unbleached flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 tsp sesame seeds

2 Tb butter

1/2 cup water + extra water if needed


5 to 6 cups of sliced apples, skins and seeds removed

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 Tb cornstarch

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1 Tb butter

1 Tb lemon juice

1 tsp vanilla

1) Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

2) Mix the unbleached flour, whole wheat flour, and sesame seeds together.

3) Mix in the butter. Use a fork or pastry cutter to break up the chunks.

4) Add 1/2 cup water, and a little more as necessary to make the dough pliable but not runny.

5) Grease a 9 inch pie pan or spray it with cooking spray.

6) Use about 2/3 of the crust mixture to make the bottom crust by flattening it out and pressing it into the pie pan.

7) Save the remaining 1/3 of crust for strips to be placed on top of the pie.

8) In a large bowl, mix the apples, brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and vanilla.

9) Place the filling mixture into the pie shell.

10) Dot with small pieces of butter.

11) Use the remaining crust to make a top for the pie. Roll it into snake strips, and flatten them out. Place the strips across the top, and be sure to use a little water to stick the ends of each strip to the bottom crust.

12) Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes and then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F. Bake another 35 to 45 minutes until the top is golden brown.

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Jacqueline S. Gutierrez, MS, MSEd, RD, CDN




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