Hi all!

I just came up with this recipe today and tried it out on a friend and she loved it, so….I thought I would share it all with you. Truly a great option for an apple pie replacement at half the calories without compromising on flavor and texture. Lightly sweet, not overpowering and has a chewy and slightly crispness around the edges.

This is a great low-fat, low-cal, healthy, BUT tasty option for those trying to watch calories, don’t want to have to miss out on sweet treats while watching their figure and it’s also diabetic friendly with one minor modification. Instructions are below.

So, here is the recipe. Try it out and tell me what you think. I don’t think I will ever be going back to apple pie after this!

Jamie’s Skinny Apple Pie

Recipe for 2 people

  • Whole wheat tortillas (I prefer Target Archer Farms brand because it’s slightly sweet) – 1 tortilla per person
  • 1 tbsp per person of light cream cheese
  •  small apple per person ( I prefer gala or jonathon but feel free to experiment. I think granny smith might taste not sweet enough, but I could be wrong, just haven’t tried.)
  • Cinnamon
  • 1-2 tsp. of light brown sugar per person ( for diabetics see directions below.)
  • 1/8 c of unsweetened applesauce
  • Cooking Spray
  • Foil

 

  1. Preheat oven to 325 Degrees.
  2. Skin, Core and Chop up apples
  3. Spray Pan with cooking spray, put on medium heat, and add apples, sprinkle with cinnamon, applesauce and brown sugar. Cook until just tender about 5 minutes.
  4. Spread each tortilla with 1 tbsp of cream cheese per tortilla and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.
  5. When apples are done cooking, spoon mixture in a thin layer on half the tortilla. Divide evenly amongst 2 tortillas.
  6. Roll up tortilla starting from the half the apple mixture is on in a tight roll all the way across.
  7. Place rolled tortillas on a sheet of aluminum foil and wrap it up around the tortillas so shell isn’t showing.
  8. Place in oven and cook for about 5-6 minutes, enough time to warm and heat through.
  9. Remove from oven, cut in half and serve hot.

 

Calorie Breakdown per person

Tortillas: 1 per serving/person 130 calories

Light Cream Cheese: 1 Tbsp per person 30 calories

Light Brown Sugar: 1-2 tsp. per person 15 calories per tsp.

Unsweetened Applesauce: 1/8 c per person is about 12 calories

1 small apple about 80 calories per apple

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= Per person calories are about 282

You are saving around half the calories from having a slice of French apple cream cheese pie which is about 540 calories per slice AND it’s way healthier and a lot less sugar.

*Special Instructions for Diabetics and people who prefer a no sugar option

Follow recipe as is, just do not add brown sugar to apple mixture just use apple sauce and cinnamon

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