Thursday, December 6, 2018

Easy Apple Pie - adapted from

2 refrigerated 9” pie crusts
3 pounds granny smith apples., approximately 6 cups
12 oz  apple juice concentrate
3 T corn starch
1 T ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350.

Line a 9”metal or ceramic pie pan with one pie crust. Set aside.

Whisk together 1/2 c apple juice with cinnamon and corn starch in a small bowl. Set aside.

Peel and core apples, then thinly slice. Place apples in large saucepan with remaining juice concentrate and simmer over medium high heat for 10 minutes. Add corn starch mixture and stir until thickened.

Pour apple mixture into prepared pie pan and cover with second pie crust. Flute and vent as desired.

Bake 45 minutes and cool completely before slicing.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Healthy Magic Bars

1 1/4 c almond flour
1/4 c butter, softened
2 T honey

Preheat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients and press into 8x8 pan. Bake 10 minutes. While crust is baking, prepare filling.

3 T butter, melted and cooled
1/4 c honey
2 egg yolks
1/2 c dark chocolate coarsly chopped, recommended: Ghiradelli 86%
1/2 c walnuts coarsley chopped
1/2 c unsweetened flake coconut

Combine butter and honey. Add egg yolks and mix well. Add remaining ingredients and stir until fully incorporated. Pour evenly over crust, return to oven and continue baking for 20 minutes. Cool completely before slicing. Yield 16 bars.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Low Carb Blueberry Scones ~ adapted from Brian

Scones are best served with a hot beverage, typically black tea. While there's nothing that can compare with a traditional scone, these are an excellent substitute for a lower carb option. 

3 c almond flour
2 large eggs
1/4 c honey
1/3 c melted butter or coconut oil
1 c frozen blueberries

Preheat oven to 350. Grease baking sheet with coconut oil or line with sil-pat.

In a large bowl, whisk eggs well. Add melted butter while stirring constantly then add honey and mix very well. Stir in almond flour and gently fold in frozen blueberries. Drop batter evenly onto baking sheet making approximately 10 scones, flattening the tops slightly with your fingers.

Bake 20 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from baking sheet. Serve warm with lots of butter. These are best eaten the day they are made, but will reheat fairly well in a 400 degree oven for 8 minutes. Store any extra scones loosely covered at room temperature for 3 days maximum.

Yield 10 scones.
Information per scone: Calories: 325. Carbs 16g. Protein 9g.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Kentucky Derby Pie Bars ~ adapted from 'all day I dream about food'

1 1/4 c almond flour
1/4 c butter, softened
2 T honey

Preheat oven to 325. Mix all ingredients well, press into a 9x9 pan. Bake 12 minutes or until edges are just beginning to turn golden. While crust is baking, prepare filling.

1 c pecans
1/4 c coarsely chopped good quality dark chocolate, recommended Ghiradelli 86%
1/2 c butter
1/4 c honey
2 t vanilla
1/2 c heavy cream
2 large eggs

Place pecans in cast iron skillet and roast over medium-high heat until well browned and fragrant. Stir often taking care not to burn.

While pecans toast, melt butter over medium heat. Remove from heat and add honey and vanilla. Whisk until completely incorporated. Add cream and eggs.

Sprinkle pecans and chocolate over hot crust. Pour over cream and butter mixture, return to oven. Bake an additional 20 minutes or until center is just set. Cool 30 minutes minimum before slicing.

Best served completely chilled from the refrigerator, topped with unsweetened whipped cream and chopped pecans.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Low Carb Lemon Squares ~ adapted from

For the crust:
1 1/2 c almond flour
2 T honey
2 T butter
1 T vanilla

Preheat oven to 350.
Mix all crust ingredients well until it forms a ball. Press into a greased 9x9 pan and bake 15 minutes.

For the filling:
1/2 c lemon juice, recommended: Italian Volcano organic lemon juice
3 eggs at room temperature
scant 1/4 c honey
1/4 c melted butter

Whisk filling ingredients until well mixed. Pour filling over hot crust, return to oven and bake an additional 15 minutes. Take care not to over bake, crust will burn easily. Wait 30 minutes minimum to slice. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.

Yield 16 lemon squares.

Enjoy for breakfast topped with berries and honey for a decadent treat!