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.)


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).


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

Slice said apple.


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).


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.


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.)


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


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?)


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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  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.


    If you have any halloween inspiration come and link them up with my party going on until the end of the month.

  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˜€


  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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