Low carb, low sugar…maximum health, great flavor! What’s more is they are baked in their own skin. No pre-baking crusts or canned apple pie filling.
And it’s for two! How cute is that?
While I’m not the biggest fan of apple pie…where’s the chocolate?!…these are delicious, especially when topped with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt and salted caramel sauce.
‘Tis the season for apples! We picked up an entire box of freshly picked North Carolina apples during our fall trip to Asheville, NC a few weeks ago. It was only appropriate that I make Easy No Peel Applesauce and these apple pies for two.
Be sure to keep scrolling down for two GIF‘s of how I made these pies. 😀 It’s so fun!
I mean, who wouldn’t be giggly happy when they cut into an apple pie like that?!
Sorry, completely off topic, but does anyone notice the little dip in the left spoke of my fork? They’re all like that. Anyone know why? I’m just curious.
Anyway. Let’s get back to these delicious apple pies!
GIFs of making the apple pies for two:
I hope you get these a try and surprise a loved one with the other one. Or eat them both yourself. 😉 I won’t tell anyone.
And if you’re into a little more untraditional apple pie, may I suggest the Impossible French Apple Pie?
Apple Pies for Two
pie crust adapted from Chocolate & Carrots
- (crust) 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
- (crust) 1 teaspoon sugar
- (crust) 1/2 teaspoon salt
- (crust) 1/4 cup cold unsalted butter
- (crust) 2-3 tablespoons skim milk
- 2 medium-large granny smith apples, washed
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- olive oil spray
- To make the crust, combine the flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
- Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or two knives to break the butter up into tiny pieces.
- One tablespoon of milk at a time, mix the dough until the dough comes together to form a ball. Make sure not to add too much milk, though.
- Shape into a disk and cover in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours until chilled.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Cut the tops off of the apples, cut a checkered pattern on the ‘meat’ of your apples, leaving the skin and a little boarder on the outside.
- Scoop out the pieces of the inside of the apples and put in a small bowl. Discard the core and seeds.
- Add the 2 teaspoons of sugar and ground cinnamon to the small bowl with the apple pieces. Stir to combine.
- Fill the hollowed apples with the cinnamon sugar covered apple pieces.
- Meanwhile, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut long strips of dough.
- Place the strips of dough into a weaved pattern on top of the apples. Cut excess off.
- Place in a loaf pan covered in parchment paper, spray the tops with olive oil and bake for 30-40 minutes until tender and golden brown.
Servings: 2 apple pies Note: See GIFs above for visuals to the instructions.
These are so adorable! And they look delicious! I love apple pie in any vessel!
Thank you Carrian! 😀
OMG these are adorable! What a sweet twist on Apple Pie!
Haha, thanks Audra! 😀
Those are awesome! Perfect for a dinner party too – great idea 🙂
It would be a great dinner party dessert. I’d be so impressed being served my own little apple pie! 🙂
Such a wonderful idea! It would be fun to entertain with these by preparing them ahead of time then baking them right as you start dinner.
I bet you’d have all of your guests amazed by baking these (not to mention a wonderful smell in the house)! 🙂
this is so beyond brilliant!
Forks with a wide left tine and an optional notch, such as a salad fork, fish fork, dessert fork, and pastry fork, provide extra leverage when cutting food that normally does not require a knife.
Ah ha! Thank you for educating me Nichol. 😀
I am not a big fan of apple pie but will definitely eat them this way 🙂 love those GIF’s
I’m the same way Dixya, but loved these! 😀 So much healthier. Mmm!
ok this is seriously beyond brilliant, Caroline!! love love this!!
Aww, thanks Julie! 😀
Yup, these are adorable! You could make them even more easily by leaving off the topping, but then I guess they would be more like just plain baked apples – nevermind, you made them perfectly. I think these would be a great way to finish a dinner party, such a fun alternative for Thanksgiving!
Haha, thanks Rachel! You’re funny. 🙂 And these would be totally cute for a dinner party!
Oh my goodness — these are too adorable! Love that lattice top!
I was inspired by your lovely lattice tutorial. 😀
Oh how I love this! Seriously the cutest thing ever! Clever little lady xo
Hehe, thanks! 😀
Cutest apple dessert ever.
Okay these are absurdly adorable. And oh so perfect for when you want dessert but don’t want something too overindulgent!
Agreed. I tend to only splurge on chocolate desserts, so I know it’s worth the calories. But in this case, they’re not so bad for you and I can totally make a chocolate-exception. 🙂
The are just too precious! I love that they’re on the healthy side, too. Most desserts aren’t anywhere close.
It’s crazy hard to get desserts to be healthier, right?! But, my apples were just screaming to be made into these. 🙂
Apple pie is my favorite dessert this time of year, and though I’ve made minis, I’ve never thought to do anything like this. So, so cute!!
It’s totally fun! You should give it a go! Apple pie is such a warming dessert for fall. Ahh…
Oh goodness, I seriously love these 🙂 so much fun!!
These look sooo cute! One question: Is there a reason for putting them in a loaf pan? I want to make these for a party and loaf pans are too small. I was thinking I would put them in a 9×13 glass pan. Any thoughts?
You can absolutely use any baking pan you’d like. My pies just fit perfectly in a loaf pan. A 9×13 pan would be great, especially if you’re making multiple apple pies. 😀 Great question, Jane! Happy Baking!
I’m planning on making these for Thanksgiving! I’ll have to triple the recipe but they look so yummy! I can’t wait to share them with my family!
How wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! 😀
if I make the apples ahead of time and want to bake them right when we start dinner, will the apples brown or wilt?
They might dry out a little bit and get brown. I’ve never tried it, but I’d bet they’d be fine for 1 hour before you bake them right before dinner. 🙂 Happy Baking!
It’s still 480 calories per serving. It’s the butter that puts it over the top.
As hard as I try to always have some fruit at home, my 2 kids (who are adults now) do not want to eat fruit. I have a bag full of green and red apples that this would be perfect for. I am so glad I came across this. Thank you so much.
So cute! What is the topping on the pies? Did I somehow miss that part of the post? These look so delicious and I want to make them for our upcoming (Canadian) Thanksgiving holiday.
It’s a store bought caramel sauce. Just adds a little extra something special. 😀 Happy early Thanksgiving!
I’m always looking for healthy recipes and we love apple pie. this is a perfect recipe.
Thank You , Lynn
I love a guilt free pie! 😀 Happy Baking Lynn!