Here comes November and I’m warming things up in my home by baking up yummy treats from the preserved garden. All though the various sweet and sugary temptations are hard to resist, you don’t have to break your diet to enjoy the seasonal fare. Certified nutritionist, personal trainer and exercise physiologist, Franci Cohen, has provided recipes for fall foods that won’t break your belt. I shared with you her amazing Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins and Chocolate Ghost Pretzels for Halloween and I can’t wait to share with you these tasty lowfat individual Apple Pies. I love them because I’m not tempted to cut my piece of pie larger with these individual servings ready to enjoy!
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Lowfat Individual Apple Pies
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6 Granny Smith apples
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
For The Filling
Pre heat oven to 375 degrees
Cut off the top of 4 apples and remove the inside with a spoon or scooper. Be very careful, as to not puncture the peel!
With the 2 additional apples, remove the skin and slice very thinly. These apple pieces will be the filling for the mini apple pies.
Throw the apple slices in a blow and mix with sugars and cinnamon. Scoop mixture evenly into each of the 4 hollow apples.
For the topping:
Roll out pie crust and slice into 1/4 inch strips. Note: You can also add a strip of pastry inside the top of the apple almost like a liner to add a little more texture and sweetness to the pie.
Cover the top of the apple in a lattice pattern with pie crust strips.
Place apples in an 8×8 pan and add just enough water to the cover the bottom of the pan. Cover with foil and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Remove foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and sliced apples are soft
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Does Autumn inspire you to create new tasty treats in the kitchen for family and friends? I’d love to hear about it so please comment below so we can connect. Website links are welcome… lets cook up something this Autumn together!