Maple Majestic Apple Pie

Apple Pie

Maple Majestic Apple Pie

By JoAnna M. Lund

Here’s a good apple pie recipe that cuts the calories where possible but doesn’t cut the taste. Serves 8

Ingredients

1 (4-serving) package JELL-O sugar-free vanilla cook-and-serve pudding mix

¾ cup Cary’s Sugar Free Maple Syrup

½ cup water

3 cups (6 small) cored, peeled, and sliced cooking apples

1 (6 ounce) Keebler graham cracker piecrust. (Any kind will do.)

2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs – purchased or broken up

2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Directions:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium saucepan, combine dry pudding mix, maple syrup, and water. Add apples, and mix well to combine. Cook over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until mixture starts to thicken and apples soften, stirring often. Spoon hot mixture into piecrust. Evenly sprinkle cracker crumbs and walnuts over top. Bake for 30 minutes. Place pie plate on a wire rack and let set for 15 minutes. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cut into 8 servings.

190 Calories, Fat – 6gm, Protein -2gm, Carbohydrates – 32gm

From the JoAnna M Lund Cookbook “Cooking Healthy Across America.”

(Picture above just representative of recipe)

 

Purple Apple Slaw

Recipe: Purple Apple Slaw

Summary: A delicious lunch or a side dish.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 small head red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1/4 cup white onion, finely minced
  • 2 Fuji apples, cored and finely diced
  • 2 tablespoon light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Stevia
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, onion, and apples.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, salt, pepper, Stevia, and lemon juice.
  3. Pour dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss to coat.
  4. Chill until serving.

Variations

You can use any sweet apples. You could also add walnuts or other nuts.

Number of servings (yield): 2

Calories: 128; Fat: 3.9; Carbs: 24; Protein: 2.4

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

Recipe by Charlene.

Dorrie’s Anointed Apple Bars

Recipe: Dorrie’s Anointed Apple Bars

Summary: Dorrie was Charlene’s mom and made these Heavenly apple bars you will enjoy!

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup apples, chopped (make it a generous cup full)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350° F.
  • Put a light coat of Pam spray or Crisco in a 9×9 baking pan.
  • Mix together sugar and egg, and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl mix flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • Add flour mixture to sugar/egg mixture.
  • Mix together well; mixture will be lumpy.
  • Add vanilla, nuts, apples, cinnamon, and water, and mix well.
  • Pour mixture into greased baking pan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 350° F.
  • Insert a toothpick in the center to check if thoroughly done.
  • If toothpick is not clean when taken out, bake for an additional 5 minutes and check again.
  • Once bars are done, cool before cutting into bars.
  • Before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Quick notes

We have chosen to keep Dorrie’s original recipe as it was created, but you can cut the calories down a lot by using Stevia which measures cup for cup like sugar. Check Stevia package for further baking details. Also, cover and refrigerate any leftovers.

Calories: 97; Fat: 2.7; Protein: 1.8 g

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

Recipe by Dorrie / Charlene.

Charlene’s Baked Apples

Recipe: Charlene’s Baked Apples

Summary: Nothing’s better than juicy, sweet baked apples on a Fall day!

Ingredients

  • 2 medium size Apples, core and seeds removed
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1-2 Tbs. sugar, or sweetener
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash apples then cut in half, removing the core/seeds.
  3. Mix cinnamon and sugar together and set aside.
  4. In a deep baking dish, add 1/2 cup. water to cover the bottom of dish.
  5. Place apple halves in the dish and add cinnamon/sugar mixture evenly in the center of each apple.
  6. Bake in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour.
  7. Check if apples are done at 45 minutes by piercing apples with a sharp knife. Apples should be tender yet firm enough to hold their shape.
  8. Add additional water if needed to keep apples from sticking.
  9. Bake longer if you want softer apples.
  10. Best when served hot or warm.

Variations

Enjoy hot or warm with whip cream or vanilla ice cream on top!

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 hour(s)

Calories: 80

Fat: 0

Protein: 0

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

Recipe by Charlene.

Homemade Applesauce

Recipe: Homemade Applesauce

SummaryBoth children and adults love homemade applesauce. 

Ingredients

  • 6 cups peeled apples, cored, seeded, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar (or as desired)

Instructions

  1. Cook apples in a covered saucepan with water for 10-15 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Add additional water as needed to prevent apples from sticking.
  3. Stir in sugar and mix well.
  4. Mash apple mixture to consistency desired (smooth or chunky).
  5. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later.

Quick notes

A serving is 1/2 cup, approximately one apple.

Variations

Add Cinnamon for variety, and try adding applesauce on top of crushed graham crackers for an extra special treat.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Calories: 80

Fat: 0

Protein: 0

Recipe from Penland’s Apple House, Ellijay, Georgia.

Charlene’s Cooked Apples

Recipe: Charlene’s Cooked Apples

Summary: A quick delicious addition to any breakfast or as a dessert dish.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Gala apples, washed, cored, and diced with skin
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar or other sweetener (we use 1 packet of stevia=1 tablespoon.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  • Place diced apples with sugar and cinnamon,  and water in a saucepan.
  • Cook on medium heat for 15-20 minutes.
  • Check often so apples don’t stick, and add a little more water as needed.
  • The apples will retain their shape but should be soft when completely cooked.
  • There should also be some apple liquid in the bottom of your pan as well.
  • Your apple mixture will keep well for several days if refrigerated.
  • You can serve it warm on top of oatmeal for breakfast, separately as a warm apple afternoon treat, or with vanilla ice cream as an evening dessert.
  • If you need more servings, simply adjust the apple/sugar/water ratio accordingly.

Variations

You can also use Red Delicious or Fuji apples.

Number of servings (yield): 2

Calories: 80; Fat: 0; Protein: 0

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

Recipe by Charlene.