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Guilt-Free Apple Pie In An Apple!

Fall is here and it’s time for some of the seasons signature favorites, including apple pie! How does the quote go, an apple pie a day keeps the doctor away? There’s a fun and guilt free way to enjoy this fall favorite. This is perfect for holidays, events, and gatherings. Keep this on your mind when thinking of solutions for what to do with the tons of apples you’ve collected after multiple days of apple picking. Grab your apples and these simple ingredients to put together some guilt-free apple pies in an apple!

INGREDIENTS

PIE CRUST:

2 Immaculate Baking Co. Ready-to-Bake Rolled Pie Crusts, thawed 30 minutes

APPLES:

7 Granny Smith Apples
¼ cup Lemon Juice

APPLE PIE FILLING:

1 Granny Smith Apple
1 tbs Lemon Juice
½ tsp Stevia Extract
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
⅛ tsp Ground Cardamom
⅛ tsp Ground Nutmeg
⅛ tsp Salt

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DIRECTIONS

FOR THE PIE CRUST:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Unroll the pie crusts onto your counter. Using a 4″ circle cookie cutter, punch circles out of one pie crust. With the other pie crust, slice 4x¼” strips using a sharp knife. You’ll need about 5 strips per apple, so make at least 35 of these strips.
Firmly press the pie crust circles into ungreased muffin tin cups. Bake for 8 minutes, or until golden brown. Transfer the baked pie crusts to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

FOR THE APPLES:

Slice the tops off of the apples. Discard the tops. Core the apples, being careful not to puncture the bottom of the apple. Discard the cores.
Hollow the remaining apple flesh with a grapefruit spoon (leaving about ½” of apple flesh around the skin). Brush the hollowed apples with the lemon juice.
Place the apples in the muffin tin cups so they stand upright. Bake for 20 minutes.

FOR THE APPLE PIE FILLING:

Peel and core the apple, then chop into small chunks. Add to a small bowl.
To the bowl, add the lemon juice, stevia extract, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and salt. Stir together until completely combined.

ASSEMBLY:

Gently press the baked and cooled pie crusts into the baked apples. Fill the pie crusts with the apple pie filling.
Arrange the pie crust strips in a lattice fashion over each apple. Gently press the lattice ends on the apple to seal. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the lattice is golden brown.
Let cool slightly, then serve warm!

Enjoy!

Article written by GUADS member Breanna, with contributions and recipe from dessertswithbenefits.com 

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