An Amazing Apple Pie Makeover In Two Minutes

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Apple Pie Makeover

Is it possible to cut the calories of apple pie in half and have it still taste good? Well, when you are working with food as great as Apples anything is possible.

The photo of my "Apple Pie Makeover" doesn't reveal how good this recipe tastes. Also, the speed of this recipe can make it an every day food for kids and adults.

All I used was an apple, a Graham Cracker, lemon, cinnamon, and a microwave to make this snack. If it is eaten when it is still warm, it really tastes like apple pie.

Of course, I am not talking about the 240 calorie per slice, butter in the crust, grandmother "made with love" pie. That is an incredible concoction and one that I would not try to replace with a microwaved snack. If it was served to me, I would just enjoy it!

But, the pie that you get at fast food places or supermarkets? Yes, you need to make those over with this snack. They are not heavenly - they are mostly gummy and filled with preservatives and flavoring agents that you don't need.

Your kids will love making this as an after school snack. The best part is crumbling the graham cracker into the bowl.

Add other things to this recipe like raisins or almond slices to make it more interesting. Cardamom and nutmeg would make great additions, too. Play with it and let me know how it goes.

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Apple Pie Makeover

(serves 2)

1 apple
1 graham cracker
1/4 lemon
cinnamon to taste
maple syrup or honey to taste

Chop apple and place in microwave proof bowl. Crumble one graham cracker (all 4 sections) and squeeze lemon into bowl. Add at least 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon (or more if you love cinnamon). Microwave for 2 minutes. Let cool for a couple minutes and taste. Add sweeteners if needed.

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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Thank you so much for that quick treat. My mother is in town this week so I am trying to make new and exciting things...this one will be great!

on June 17, 2010

Ooooh!! What an awesome recipe! Thanks for sharing! I have an apple that is dying in my fruit bowl. I'll have to give this recipe a try! :D

on June 17, 2010

That actually sounds pretty good! I get cravings for sweet and fruity things and I really think that would hit the spot, Thanks!

on June 17, 2010

Just made it for myself and the kids. We tripled it since we're a family of 6.

Great hit with 3 of the 4 kids! I think next time I won't triple the lemon, it was a bit strong. But otherwise a great morning snack out in the yard.

on June 19, 2010

Fantastic! I'll have to try this on my husband.

on June 21, 2010

I'll have to try this one!

on June 22, 2010

It looks like d delicious food

on June 26, 2010

The apple pie recipe sounds great. I'll get some apples this weekend. I think my 9 year old would love it.

on October 9, 2010

I am on WW I wish that you added the Fats, fibers and carbs to your recipes thank you

on January 30, 2011

Just made the Apple Pie makeover. It was great!

on May 21, 2012

The apple pie recipie sounds great. I'll get some apples this weekend. I think my 9 year old would love it.

on July 6, 2012

How many points is this per serving? It looks delicious and I would like to make it, but I need to know how many points. Thanks.

on March 6, 2013

what would be the points plus value for this dish with and withou raisins?

on March 28, 2013

I use apple pie spice to increase the "apple pie" taste.

on July 9, 2013

For the weight watcher crowd, just put in your recipe builder and it will give you the # of pts
I intend to try this tonight

on July 15, 2013


on April 30, 2014

I tried this and used melba toast because I didn't have graham crackers. It was not that great. It tasted like mushy apples :) so I guess you need the graham cracker :)

on June 26, 2014

This was great, fast and delicious. I just used the apple and graham cracker though. Then I added chocolate chips. Mmmmm

on November 5, 2014



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