A NEW FRUIT PIE

I was looking for a way to make an “apple” pie with less sugar, less fructose, and a gluten-free crust. I think I succeeded on all counts. I’ll just call it a Three-Fruit Pie for now; you’ll find out what it is when you get to the recipe. Spoiler alert: two of the three fruits are normally considered vegetables. You can tell from the picture that my new pie does not have a standard double crust with steam vents. I solved the soggy-bottom-crust problem by giving up. I made tart-sized pies that can be assembled just before serving so there is less time…

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HOW CAN FRUCTOSE BE BAD IF IT IS IN FRUIT?

That is probably the most frequently asked question I hear when I talk to people about the low-carb lifestyle. Our health organizations tell us that fruits and vegetables are the basis of a healthful diet. They always refer to “fruits and vegetables” as if they are one category and equally beneficial, but they can be as different as candy is from kale. Technically, any part of a plant that contains seeds or is involved in reproduction is a fruit. Leaves, stems, and roots are vegetables.…

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