Apple Pie, low-cal style

If you know me well, you know I’ve been on a “diet” since I was at least 14. (You’d think after 16 years I’d actually be thin…)

One day while watching The Biggest Loser, Jillian Michaels shared a yummy healthy recipe.

Now, normally I don’t make (much less even remember to make) recipes I’ve seen on the boob tube, but this one stuck (probably because it entails 3 ingredients – water being one of them.)

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Cinnamon Apples, Allison-style (this is my even easier version of what Jillian shared, and hers was pretty easy!)

Or you can also call them Healthy Apple Pie, or Apple Pie, low-cal style, or whatevs.

Now, before the picture turns you off, just stick with me here, mmmmkay?

I know it looks kinda brownish, but trust me, these are delish.

Start with an Apple. (I LOVE Gala ones).

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(Isn’t my itty bitty pink Pampered Chef cutting board so ca-ute?)

Slice said apple.

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If you don’t have an apple slicer/corer, go buy one.

Throw the core away, put the apple in a bowl, and add some water (about 1/4 Cup or so).

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Next step not pictured: put the bowl of apple slices in the microwave, COVER, and cook for 2 minutes. Now carefully pour all the water out. You can leave the apple in the bowl or put it on a plate.

Once you’ve drained the water, sprinkle cinnamon all over the apple. NOTE: Use straight cinnamon. You do not need a cinnamon/sugar mixture for this.

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Now take a minute to admire how symmetrically I’ve laid out the apples purely for your enjoyment.

(Usually I just have them all thrown in a bowl, but I wanted ’em purdy for you.)

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Now enjoy eating them (careful, they are H-O-T).

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These taste almost like an apple pie. Well… a very healthy apple pie. They are just soft enough (not mushy) and the cinnamon is just the icing on the cake (like my pun?)

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They really are quite yummy. My daughter gobbles them right up, and she’s not even on a diet! (She’s six) LOL.

I hope you have a fantabulous weekend!

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Comments

  1. That sounds like something that people who like Apple Pie would like.

    Is it completely unAmerican that I can’t stand apple pie, or baked apples of any kind.

    At least you know I will never steal your apple pie, or low cal cinnamon apple treat!

  2. Wow! Sounds good. Gonna try this recipe this weekend.

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  3. That’s a genius idea! I’m not a huge fan of apple pie, I only eat it with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream…that would kind of throw off the low cal factor! lol

  4. I only eat high calorie pie. And cake. And chocolate. Must. Stop.

  5. I will have to give this a try!! I’m always looking for a sweet treat, and this could fit the bill! Love the pics, and especially the pink cutting board! šŸ™‚

  6. Now that looks yummy. I have an apple baker that I am sure would work for this.

  7. That is an incredible idea. I’m definitely going to try it this week.

  8. Emily @ On the V Side says:

    Allison, if you like the cinnamon apples, then your kids will LOVE this! Growing up, my mom would slice apples for us, but sprinkle them with JELLO – as in, the flavored powder right out of the packet. It sounds weird but give it a try (use the exact process you outlined above, just swap jello for the cinnamon) – you won’t be disappointed!

    And it’s sugar-free, fat-free and all that good stuff, too. šŸ˜€

    Cheers!

  9. Iā€™m always looking for a sweet dish, and this could fit for me. I like all these pics. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Just wanted to let you know that I tried this last night! Utterly delicious! And gave me a warm reminder that fall is right around the corner šŸ™‚ I can’t wait!. My husband had a few slices with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoyed them that way as well. Me? I stuck with the low-cal version!

  11. This works equally well with pears, too!

    And you could top it with some Splenda-sweetened yogurt to boost the nutritional value even further but still keep it fairly low-carb.

  12. Saw them, tried them, love them! So simple and easy to do, especially when you’re in a rush!
    Thankyou šŸ™‚

  13. Quick, easy, delicious, nutritious and great dipped in yoghurt, too for a healthy dessert. Yum and thanks!

  14. These apple slices are awesome! I’ve been looking for a healthy afternoon snack which I can easily make in the office. I think my co-workers are going to be asking for samples.

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