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There is nothing like homemade apple pie to make any occasion special. This delicious low sodium version fills the bill as well as its higher sodium competitors.
8 servings: 40 mg. sodium per serving
2 (9 inch) sodium free pie crusts
1. Make dough for 2 sodium free pie crusts. Divide dough in half.
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
2. Sprinkle sugar mixture over sliced apples, about a third of the mixture at a time, stirring to combine with each addition.
3. Place the sugared apples in layers into the pie crust, gently spreading them to make an even surface. Dot the apples with the butter.
4. Roll out the second half of the pie crust dough into a circle about 12 to 14 inches round, to a thickness of 1/8 inch. Carefully fold dough in half, lift gently and unfold evenly over the apples. Trim dough to an overhang of 1/2 inch.
5. Seal the edges by tucking the top crust overhang under the bottom crust overhang, then creasing the dough with your finger around the perimeter of the pie pan. Using a fork, poke several holes in the middle of the crust, in the form of a cross, to allow steam to escape.
6. Sprinkle the top of the pie with extra sugar (about 1 teaspoon) and cinnamon (about 1/2 teaspoon).
7. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes. Turn heat down to 350 degrees F, and bake for 35 minutes more, or until the crust is lightly browned. Serve warm, or cool on wire rack and refrigerate until serving time. Can be served with a dollop of ice cream.