By SHARON BOWERS
Trying to cut back on sugar, but your sweet tooth keeps calling your name? An easy way to cut back and keep track is by making the sweet treats yourself. Homemade goods can have far less sugar than store-bought goodies. Add a flavour punch by swapping out sugar for spices.
Apple pie with cloves
Apple pies frequently have too much sugar, and the sweetness can obscure the apple itself. What’s more, many apple desserts have such a strong flavor of cinnamon that it’s all you taste. You may be pleasantly surprised at how well a simple addition of nothing more than cloves complements and highlights the apple flavor. A homemade crust (especially easy with a food processor) makes a flaky, buttery taste stage to let your apples really shine. You won’t miss the sugar here, and you may come away with a whole new appreciation for apple pie. Use a sweet cooking apple such as Macintosh, or even Golden Delicious.
Get the recipe: Apple Pie with Cloves