Recipe: Guilt-Free Apple Pie in an Apple!

Guilt-Free Healthy Low Calorie Apple Pie in an Apple

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The average person gains up to 10lbs between Halloween and New Year’s. Who can pass up desserts all season long? Here’s a guilt-free recipe for apple pie… in an apple! It’s low-calorie, very low-fat (with protein sneaked in) and lets you indulge in this seasonal favorite without over-indulging in calories.

Apple Filling Ingredients

For each apple you will need:

  • 1 Tbsp. blue agave
  • 1/2 Tbsp. whole wheat flower
  • 1 tsp. LiveRite* vanilla protein shake mix
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Take apples and slice off the tops, about 2/3 inch from the top.

Scoop out insides of the apples using a melon baller, or a metal measuring spoon. Also chop up the tops of the apples that you cut off.

Add apple mixture ingredients in proportion to the number of apples you are using. Use your hands to mix.

Fill each apple with the mixture; you should have just enough to fill them all to the top.

Dough Ingredients 

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 scoops vanilla Live Rite* protein shake mix
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 100 g applesauce (preferably fresh)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients with electric mixer on slow speed in bowl until it forms a ball. Knead by hand and let sit for 30 mins in the refridgerator before using.

Use a glass to cut out circles slightly larger than your apples. You can cut out any design you like into the dough “caps”, but you must cut openings of some sort. This is so the apples moisture can escape. I like to make a woven top, like a classic apple pie.

Press dough “caps” firmly onto the tops of the apples.

Bake at 370 degrees for 40 minutes.

Enjoy with a scoop of your favorite fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt for a guilt-free holiday dessert!

*Lucille Roberts Live Rite weight loss protein shake mixes are available at all Lucille Roberts gyms for $24.99.

 

Ilise "Baker Babe" Reilly

Ilise Reilly is the General Manager of Lucille Roberts Fifth Avenue, where she sees first hand the struggles and misconceptions members have with food and exercise. "Exercise burns calories, but if you don't change your eating habits, you will never lose weight!" is commonly heard in her discussions. A "foodie" herself, Ilise has been making over her favorite recipes for years, to make them more nutritional, and has used her love of both food and fitness to compile recipes the fuel the body. " Abs are made in the kitchen," she says, "and I want to help you get yours!"

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