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Nutritarian Apple Pie Filling

A date-sweetened apple pie filling with a secret whole food ingredient that adds the perfect richness to this American holiday classic!

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Author Kristen Hong


  • 9 apples (Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp recommended)
  • 6 medajool dates
  • 2 cups water divided
  • 1 tbsp lemon
  • 2 tbsp pecan meal (find link to recipe in instructions below)
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon


  1. Make a batch of Pecan Meal (blended raw pecans). 

  2. Skin and core apples and chop them down into bite-sized chunks.  Pit the 6 dates and dice them finely. 

  3. In large pot add the chopped apples, pitted and chopped dates, 1 cup water and lemon juice.  Set heat to medium-high and turn on your overhead exhaust fan to high.   Allow apples to cook for 10 to 12 minutes--water will be bubbling.  Stir ever 1 to 2 minutes. 

  4. Turn heat down to low and add the remaining 1 cup of water.  Allow to simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes, stirring every 3 to 5 minutes.  The mixture should be cooked down and the water evaporated. 

  5. Remove from heat and add pecan meal and cinnamon.  Stir well to combine. 

Recipe Notes

Makes just over 4 cups.

Store in glass Mason jar (quart-sized wide-mouth jar recommended) in the fridge for up to 14 days. 

Perfect to use in a baked crumble recipe or to top your warm oatmeal!