Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  517
  • Protein  4 g
  • Carbohydrates  51 g
  • Fat  33 g
  • Cholesterol  24 mg
  • Sodium  65 mg
  • Potassium  145 mg
  • Phosphorus  43 mg
  • Calcium  24 mg
  • Fiber  2.7 g

Apple Pie

DaVita renal dietitians from Minnesota share some of their favorite regional recipes that have been modified for the dialysis diet. By limiting phosphorus,potassium and sodium,dialysis patients can enjoy this recipe for delicious Apple Pie.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitians Jean and Madonna from Minnesota.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1/8 of pie


  • 6 medium apples
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 6 tablespoons water


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Peel, core and slice apples.
  3. In a large bowl, combine apple slices, sugar and cinnamon. Cover and set aside.
  4. In a separate large bowl, cut shortening into flour using a pastry blender. Add chilled water, 1 tablespoon at a time and mix until dough forms into a ball.  If it does not, use hands to form a ball.
  5. Divide dough in half and roll out one piece, using a rolling pin and additional flour as needed. Place in a 9" pie pan.
  6. Stir apple pie filling and pour into pie shell.
  7. Using 1 tablespoon pats, place butter all around pie filling, evenly dispersed.
  8. Roll out the other 1/2 of dough. Place on top of apple pie filling, making sure edges of pie are covered.
  9. Using a sharp knife, make four 1” cuts around the top of the pie crust for air to escape while baking.
  10. Place pie in oven on a jellyroll pan to catch juice from pie while baking.
  11. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes until crust is golden brown.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 fruit, low potassium
  • 2 starch
  • 6 fat
  • 1/2 high calorie 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Suggested varieties of apples for a great tasting apple pie include: Fuji, Jonathan, Jonagold, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Pippin and Winesap. For best results try combining 2 or 3 varieties.
  • 1 medium apple yields 1 cup when peeled and cored.

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Apple Pie

northern2013 says:


like this one. sub sugar for equal

May. 23, 2014, 8:15 AM - Inappropriate review?

Apple Pie



i absolutely loved this tasty treat...

Jun. 06, 2008, 4:30 PM - Inappropriate review?

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