Thursday, October 24, 2013

{Fall Recipes} Lowfat Individual Apple Pie Recipe

Fall is full of parties, bon fires and comfort food. I've learned that comfort food and fall recipes doesn't have to be a dish that equals 1,000s of calories or one that makes you feel like a total cheater on your healthier lifestyle journey. Do you agree? If you love apples and apple pie here is another lowfat apple recipe to give you a sweet treat without the guilt.
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Thanks for the recipe by guest chef Franci Cohen, Personal trainer, Certified Nutritionist & Exercise Physiologist and Image credit: Google images.

Lowfat Individual Apple Pies

Ingredients:

-      Pie crust
-      6 Granny Smith apples
-      1/4 cup sugar
-      1 Tbsp brown sugar
-      1/2 tsp cinnamon 

For the filling:

1.     Pre heat oven to 375 degrees.
2.     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!
3.     With the 2 additional apples, remove the skin and slice very thinly. These apple pieces will be the filling for the mini apple pies.
4.     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:

1.     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.
2.     Cover the top of the apple in a lattice pattern with pie crust strips.
3.     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.
4.     Remove foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and sliced apples are soft




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