Serving Size:
1/8 pie

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein


  • 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.

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.

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

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

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

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