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There are many clever ways to lighten up our favorite holiday desserts this season. Start by replacing processed sugar with natural alternatives such as pure maple syrup, agave nectar, coconut sugar or honey.
Apple pie with no added sugar is an excellent compromise for a holiday gathering. If that’s too bland for your guests, add a few chopped dates to the mix. Dates make an awesome sugar substitute.
You can buy pitted dates and chop them into your filling (2 dates to 1 tablespoon sugar), unprocessed date sugar (1 1/2 teaspoons date sugar to 1 teaspoon sugar) or make a homemade paste (2 teaspoons paste to 1 teaspoon sugar).