Ronaldo's Apple Pie

Ronaldo's Apple Pie
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Source: Sabores de Cuba. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Kelly Campbell Photography.
This "apple pie" recipe from Chef Ronaldo Linares ditches the buttery crust without sacrificing any of the flavor of a classic apple pie.
  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    1 hr
  • Servings
    3 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 apple
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

3 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 apple
  • Amount per serving Calories 250

  • Total Fat 10g
    • Saturated Fat 1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 40mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 40g
    • Dietary Fiber 8g
    • Total Sugars 28g
  • Protein 4g
  • Potassium 390mg
  • Phosphorus 115mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Fruit, 1 1/2 Carbohydrate, 2 Fat



  • apples such as Gala or Fuji
  • lime juice (divided)
    2 tbsp plus 1/2 tsp
  • almond butter
    3 tbsp
  • ground cinnamon
    1/8 tsp
  • ground nutmeg
    1/8 tsp
  • vanilla extract
    1/8 tsp
  • pumpkin pie spice
    1/8 tsp


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Core the apples, making sure to leave the bottoms intact. Cut off the top of each apple, about 1/4 inch from the top.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons lime juice and 2 cups water. Soak the apples in the water for about 5 minutes to prevent browning.

  4. In another bowl, add almond butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, remaining lime juice, and pumpkin spice. Mix together.

  5. Remove apples from water and pat dry. Stuff each apple with 1 tablespoon almond butter mixture. Once all apples are stuffed, place them in a deep baking dish. Add about 1/2 inch water to the baking dish, and make sure apples are upright in the water. (The water keeps the apples from drying out.) Bake for 1 hour. While the apples bake, keep an eye on the water level; add more water if needed.

  6. Once apples are fork tender, remove from baking dish and serve.