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Looking for a unique apple pie recipe? No need for fancy pie dishes here, all you need are the apples themselves! These Healthy Apple Pies are served IN THE APPLE! They’re so adorable and creative, you’ll be sure to WOW everyone you serve these to. And the kicker? They’re low fat and vegan with no sugar added. Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)
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Guilt Free Apple Pie... in an Apple!

Servings: 7 apples
Prep Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs
Looking for a unique healthy apple pie recipe? No need for fancy pie dishes here, all you need are the apples themselves! These Healthy Apple Pies are served IN THE APPLE! They’re so adorable and creative, you’ll be sure to WOW everyone you serve these to. And the kicker? They’re low fat and vegan with no sugar added!

Ingredients

Apples:

  • 7 Granny Smith Apples
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice

Apple Pie Filling:

  • 1 Granny Smith Apple
  • 1 tbs Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp Liquid Stevia Extract
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • tsp Ground Cardamom
  • tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • tsp Salt

Instructions

For the Pie Crust:

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Unroll the pie crusts onto your counter.  Using a 4" circle cookie cutter, punch circles out of one pie crust.  With the other pie crust, slice 4x¼" strips using a sharp knife.  You'll need about 5 strips per apple, so make at least 35 of these strips.
  • Firmly press the pie crust circles into ungreased muffin tin cups.  Bake for 8 minutes, or until golden brown.  Transfer the baked pie crusts to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

For the Apples:

  • Slice the tops off of the apples.  Discard the tops.  Core the apples, being careful not to puncture the bottom of the apple.  Discard the cores.
  • Hollow the remaining apple flesh with a grapefruit spoon (leaving about ½" of apple flesh around the skin).  Brush the hollowed apples with the lemon juice.
  • Place the apples in the muffin tin cups so they stand upright.  Bake for 20 minutes.

For the Apple Pie Filling:

  • Peel and core the apple, then chop into small chunks.  Add to a small bowl.
  • To the bowl, add the lemon juice, stevia extract, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and salt.  Stir together until completely combined.

Assembly:

  • Gently press the baked and cooled pie crusts into the baked apples.  Fill the pie crusts with the apple pie filling.
  • Arrange the pie crust strips in a lattice fashion over each apple.  Gently press the lattice ends on the apple to seal.  Bake for 15 minutes, or until the lattice is golden brown.
  • Let cool slightly, then serve warm!

Recipe Notes

Inspired by Tiny Urban Kitchen
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Pie
Keyword: Single-Serving