Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  268
  • Protein  4 g
  • Carbohydrates  45 g
  • Fat  8 g
  • Cholesterol  106 mg
  • Sodium  212 mg
  • Potassium  198 mg
  • Phosphorus  72 mg
  • Calcium  38 mg
  • Fiber  1.7 g

Grand Champion Apple Pie

Grand Champion Apple Pie was submitted by renal dietitian Barb from North Carolina. Bake up this kidney-friendly deep-dish delight and enjoy the pleasing aromas as well as the tantalizing flavors.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Barb from North Carolina taken from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services website at

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1/8 pie


    • 4 large eggs
    • 1-1/2 cups applesauce
    • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    • 3 tablespoons all-purpose white flour
    • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
    • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 unbaked, deep-dish pie shell, 9” size
    • 1 medium apple
    • 1/4 cup apricot jam


  1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, applesauce, brown sugar, flour, lemon rind, 3-tablespoons lemon juice, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; mix well.
  3. Pour mixture into unbaked pie shell. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 300° F. Bake for 45 minutes longer or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool slightly on wire rack. 
  4. While pie is baking, peel and thinly slice apple.
  5. Combine apple slices and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a bowl; mix well.  Arrange apple slices pinwheel fashion over top of baked pie. 
  6. Melt jam in small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Brush apple slices with melted jam.
  7. Place pie on rack of broiler pan. Broil 6” from heat source for 3 minutes or until apples are tender and jam is bubbly.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Lower carbohydrate options for diabetics include using 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend instead of brown sugar, and using apricot fruit spread instead of jam. This reduces calories to 216, carbohydrate 32 g and 2 carbohydrate choices.
    • Sodium content of pre-made pie crust varies with brands. Select the brand with lowest sodium content or consider making homemade pie crust with reduced salt.

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