The Recipe:

Pow! Baobab Superfruit Apple Pie Recipe

By:  Tina  Chan  Founder, Powbab  December 1st, 2013

Apple pie is delicious, especially served warm with vanilla ice cream. Make a healthier pie for the holidays with Powbab's baobab powder, made from the African superfruit! Baobab is loaded with antioxidants — more than pomegranate, blueberries and acai berries! — vitamin C, fiber and 12 total vitamins and minerals, including potassium and calcium. So if you're going to indulge with wonderful apple pie, why not make it a little healthier? 

Powbab's Baobab Apple Pie Recipe

Pie Ingredients:

  • Pie dough recipe (see below)
  • 7-10 Fuji apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 pack of 0.8 ounce Powbab organic baobab superfruit powder
  • 1 T all purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1/4 cup sugar (can substitute with honey, agave nectar or another natural sweetener)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 1 large egg, beaten

Pie Dough ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (more as needed) coconut oil, cool enough to be solid
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 T cane sugar
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup ice water

Dough Instructions:

  1. Place flour, salt and sugar in the bowl of a food processor (or hand mix in a bowl; then mix, by hand, remaining ingredients) and process for a few seconds to combine. Add coconut oil and process until mixture resembles coarse meal. With the machine processing, add ice water in a slow, steady stream through the feed tube until dough holds together. Do not process more than 30 seconds.
  2. Take out dough and place on a flat work surface. Divide in two. Place each half on a sheet of plastic wrap. Flatten and form two discs. Wrap and refrigerate before using, approx 15 to 40 minutes.

Pie Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine apples, Powbab baobab powder, flour, sugar, lemon juice and spices. Toss well.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 pie dough disc into 1/8-inch thick circle to a diameter slightly larger than your pie plate. Press one pastry circle into the pie plate. 
  4. Spoon apples into pie pan.
  5. Roll out second pie dough disc into 1/8-inch thick circle to a diameter slightly larger than your pie plate. Cover pie pan with remaining pastry circle. Cut several steam vents across top. Seal by crimping edges. Brush with beaten egg.
  6. Bake until crust is brown and juices are bubbling, approx. 1 hour. 
  7. Cool on wire rack before serving.
  8. Serve with vanilla bean ice cream (optional)


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Tina Chan

Founder, Powbab

Tina Chan Tina is on a mission to make products and supplements as natural as possible. She started the company out of a personal injury, during which she discovered superfood baobab, which she now wants to share wit the world. Be healthy, go powbab®!

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