Hello yet again! Day 6 of Blogmas and it seems as though we have been seeing a lot of each other lately lol. I am definitely not used to these daily posts, but i must admit, i have been enjoying them quite a bit. It’s nice to have a routine and a set schedule in regards to posts, so i think that is something i might continue to do once these 25 days are over. Something to think about.. But until then the Blogmas festivities continues!
One of my favorite aspects of the holiday season, is the food…. Duh. Are you surprised? This is me we are talking about haha. Holiday sweets are my weakness and i have no shame. Chocolate, cheesecake, cookies, holiday trail mix, pie…. i love it all. Granted, if i don’t want to gain 10,000,000 lbs. between now and the beginning of the year, i can’t exactly be eating copious amounts of high calorie desserts every night. So, in order to satisfy my ever present holiday sweet tooth, i wanted to create an easy, low(er) calorie recipe that i could whip up on a whim if i so desired… and what more perfect time to share and create recipes than Blogmas?! The recipe i created was for MINI APPLE PIES.
Funny story about these pies… Well, i whipped up this first recipe using a pre-made pie crust because 1) it’s super easy and 2) the crust is the best part of the pie lol… not really realizing how many calories are in the pre-made pie crust you buy at the store…whoops. As a result, my first set of pies, had a higher fat content than i would’ve liked. They still turned out delicious and if you have a fair share of fat macros to work with, according to the boyfriend, these are very tasty and taste just like a homemade apple pie.
I still wanted to create a “lower” calorie apple pie, so i improvised. I used the mini Keebler graham cracker crusts. This created a more crumble like crust and as a result, a lot less calories because there wasn’t a stereotypical top and bottom crust. I really enjoyed this, although it did taste more like an apple crumble,. 10/10 would definitely eat/make again which is why I’m going to share with you the recipe.
I figured why not share both of these Apple Pie recipes with you guys? You can choose whichever rendition suits your wants, needs, and tastebuds the best. Whip this recipe up real quick and enjoy!
Mini Apple Pie (Makes 4 servings. 1 pie=1 serving)
259 Calories: 14F/36C/2P
1 pre-made, store bought pie crust (room temperature)
1 large honey crisp apple (about 250g)
sprinkle of flour
cinnamon (to taste)
4 tbsp Splenda (add more or less for personal taste preferences)
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Divide pie crust into 4 sections.
- Place pie crusts into 4 large cupcake pan holes and let excess dough hang over the sides.
- Sprinkle a tiny bit of flour onto the dough.
- Set crusts aside.
- Peel the apple and dice into small chunks.
- Add Splenda and cinnamon (to your desired taste) and stir until apples are well covered.
- Divide filling between crusts.
- Fold over remaining dough and pinch dough together.
- Bake for 22 minutes until top is a golden brown and the juices start to ooze.
Graham Cracker Apple Pie (Makes two servings. 1 pie=1 serving)
132 Calories: 4.5F/21C/1P
2 Keebler mini graham cracker pie crusts
1 small apple (about 100g)
sprinkle of flour
2 tbsp Splenda (more/less for personal preference)
dash of cinnamon
drizzle of lower calorie maple syrup (optional).
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Sprinkle a tiny bit of flour onto crusts.
- Peel apple and cut into small pieces.
- In a bowl, add apple, Splenda, and cinnamon (to taste) and stir.
- Divide filling into crusts.
- Add a drizzle of maple syrup over top of apples.
- Bake 20-23 minutes or until apples start to ooze.
See- 2 simple and easy Mini Apple Pie recipes. These pies are perfect topped with cool whip or reddi whip (depending on your preference lol- #teamcoolwhip4applepie. These are perfect fresh out of the oven, cold, or reheated the following day. I like to top mine with some ff cool whip and serve it along side some vanilla and sea salt caramel ice cream… NOMS. If you are trying to save a few calories during the holidays and yet you are craving some homemade apple pie…give these recipes a try! And if you do try them, please comment and let me know your thoughts. (I’ll even give TWO extra entries into my Holiday Giveaway to anyone who makes one of these recipes and tags me on social media).. Get to baking everyone!
What are some of your favorite holiday recipes? Do you like to experiment and make healthier versions of your holiday favorites? If so, share your recipes below.
Thanks so much for continuing to spread the holiday cheer with me and keep checking back for more holiday fun.
Happy Holidays, XO