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Lisa’s Trainwreck Pie recipe


Being a mom, I’m always trying to find things that are a healthier alternative than what’s available pre-made. This upside down ‘pie’ only uses one crust for an entire 9x13 cake pan, and no added sugar. You can choose to smash a frozen pie crust (I like Marie Callendar’s best) or make your own pastry crust and cut it into little pieces. I also love this recipe because it can be adapted so easily. What do you have on hand that would taste good in a pie?

  • 3 large cooking apples, chopped. You can also use chopped peaches, pears, berries or a combination of cookable fruit.

  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)

  • ¼ cup chopped almonds or walnuts (optional)

  • ½ cup raisins (optional)

  • 1 Tablespoon real vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 Tablespoon honey (optional. If you use pears, omit)

  • Pastry for one pie crust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place chopped fruit in Pyrex or glass 13” x 9”cake pan.

Sprinkle with nuts, coconut flakes, and cinnamon. Drizzle with honey.

Break/cut pie crust into small pieces and sprinkle over top.

Bake for 30 minutes or until fruit is soft and pie crust is slightly browned.

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