I have diabetes so I’m always looking for sugar free or low sugar products and recipes to try. I like that it can help reduce, eliminate added or hidden dietary sugars in a delicious way. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), reducing added sugar lowers your risk of several life-threatening diseases, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, cancer and dental cavities in children. To help combat these issues, AHA recommends limiting women and children (ages 2-19) to no more than 24 grams/6 teaspoons of added sugar per day and limiting men to 36 grams/9 teaspoons or less per day. SweetLeaf provides an alternative to sugar, without sacrificing any delicious sweet flavor.
I’m happy to have the opportunity to replace sugar with SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener in my holiday food preparation this year. It’s important to me that SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener has no sugar, zero calories or carbs, no artificial ingredients, and is gluten-free with a non-glycemic response. From SweetLeaf’s natural and organic packets, to fruit-flavored Water Drops for a yummy upgrade to still or sparkling water, to the delicious flavors of Sweet Drops in everyday beverages and foods, the SweetLeaf family of products adds award-winning taste without the negative health effects of added and hidden dietary sugars.
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I love that SweetLeaf’s Low-Sugar Apple Pie recipe, with only 7 grams of sugar per serving, to make a classic holiday dessert friends and family will love. Compare this recipe to a popular brand of frozen apple pie, containing 21 grams of sugar per serving, and the low-sugar, delicious choice is clear.
SweetLeaf Low-Sugar Apple Pie Recipe
*10 packets SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener
*Pastry dough for 9-inch, 2-crust pie
*1/2 tsp. salt
*1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
*1/2 tsp. nutmeg
*3 Tbsp. cornstarch
*3 to 4 large, firm, tart apples
*1 cup apple cider
*2 Tbsp. butter
*1 egg, beaten for brushing pie
1 — Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
2 — Peel, core, and slice the apples.
3 — Line a 9-inch pie pan with half the pastry dough.
4 — Mix the SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cornstarch in a bowl.
5 — Add apples and coat them well. Pour in the apple cider. Stir to combine.
6 — Pour the apple mixture into the pie pan lined with pastry dough and dot with butter.
7 — Roll out the top crust and drape it over the pie, or lattice weave strips of dough over the top.
8 — Brush the latticed dough with egg and dust with cinnamon.
9 — Crimp the edges and cut several vents in the top.
10 — Bake 10 minutes, then lower the heat to 350 degrees F.
11 — Bake 30-40 minutes more, or until the apples are tender when pierced with a skewer and the crust is browned.
Visit SweetLeaf.com to view nutrition facts for this recipe, and find additional sweet and savory holiday recipes. With SweetLeaf, it’s possible to Indulge this holiday season without consuming unwanted added or hidden sugar.
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