Easy Apple Pie with Monkfruit & Crunchy Granola Topping

Food & Dining

This easy apple pie combines classic flavors with a crunchy granola topping and monkfruit sweetener for a lower-calorie, sugar-free option. This recipe also saves time by using a store-bought crust, but homemade can be used if you prefer.


For the Filling:
– 6-7 medium-sized apples (such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp), peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
– 1/2 cup monkfruit sweetener (adjust to taste)
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 2 tablespoons cornstarch
– 1 tablespoon lemon juice

For the Granola Topping:
– 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
– 1/2 cup chopped nuts (such as almonds or walnuts)
– 1/4 cup monkfruit sweetener
– 2 tablespoons melted butter
– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Pie:
– 2 store-bought pie crusts (for top and bottom)


1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sliced apples, monkfruit sweetener, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, salt, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Toss everything together until the apples are well coated with the mixture. Set the apple filling aside.

3. Take one of the store-bought pie crusts and carefully transfer it to a 9-inch pie dish. Press it down to line the bottom of the dish. Trim any excess dough hanging over the edge.

4. Pour the prepared apple filling into the pie crust, spreading it out evenly.

5. To make the granola topping, in a separate bowl, combine the rolled oats, chopped nuts, monkfruit sweetener, melted butter, ground cinnamon, and salt. Mix well until everything is evenly coated.

6. Sprinkle the granola topping evenly over the apple filling in the pie crust.

7. Take the second store-bought pie crust and place it over the top of the pie. You can either place it as a whole crust or cut it into strips for a lattice design. If using a whole crust, make sure to cut a few slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.

8. Optionally, you can brush the top crust with a little melted butter and sprinkle a touch of monkfruit sweetener on top for a golden, sweet finish.

9. Place the pie on a baking sheet to catch any potential spills, and then transfer it to the preheated oven.

10. Bake the pie for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. You may want to cover the edges of the crust with aluminum foil if they start to brown too quickly.

11. Once the pie is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack for at least 2 hours before serving. This cooling time allows the filling to set.

12. Serve your homemade apple pie with granola topping on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra treat. Enjoy!