Jewel of Fruit Pie

For the last few years, our “go to” dessert when my friends and I get together for a birthday celebration has been Jewel of Fruit Pie—a fat-free, sugar-free, vegan dessert. The sweetening for the filling comes from frozen concentrated apple juice.

This recipe is based on the Jewel-of-Fruit Pie recipe from Robert Pritikin’s book The New Pritikin Program.

Jewel of Fruit Pie



Combine the apple juice concentrate, water, and cornstarch in a large saucepan. Cook until thickened.

Stir the partially thawed berries, cherries, and the grated apple into the cornstarch mixture.

To prepare the crust:

Pour the filling over the bananas and spread evenly.

Bake in 350-degree oven for 45 minutes.

Refrigerate and serve the following day.

Jewel of Fruit Pie

— Rebecca