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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Deconstructed Apple Pie a la Mode

As you know, I love to bake.

I also love pie.

Chocolate pie. Blackberry pie. Cold blueberry pie. Peach pie. Chocolate Rum Pecan Pie. Peanut butter pie.
I think you get the picture.

I found some recipes for fried hand pies- apple, pecan and otherwise that I may try later.

To satisfy my craving I concocted this recipe:

I cook apples with butter, sugar and cinnamon until they are tender. I usually make enough apples for two servings.

I crumble either a graham cracker, cookie or brown sugar cinnamon Poptart to give me the crust feeling. I've considered crushing them fine, dousing in butter and making a legit cracker crust but it seemed like too much effort at the time.

I layer the apples on top of the "crust".

Top with plain yogurt while the apples are still hot. This makes for a gooey  melted ice cream effect.

For an extra kick, I sprinkle either cocoa powder or cinnamon or a combination of the two on top.

There is sugar in this treat but you can control how much to your liking. You can also omit the crust altogether, or chose the lighter alternative.  Overall, I'd say it's still a fairly healthy treat, especially compared with the real deal holy field apple pie.

1 comment:

  1. This is such a great idea! I've been tempted to make things but have talked myself out of it because of how unhealthy I think it may be...this would make me feel less guilty!