Saturday, January 23, 2010

Healthy Alternative to Apple Pie

Im so excited to tell you about a creation that I came up with myself. Normally, its my husband that comes up with new recipes...

This is my healthy version of Apple Pie. It is so good and is less than 100 calories per serving! (one serving equals half of the finished product)

Zero calorie butter spray
1 6 inch whole wheat tortilla
1 medium sized Red Delicious apple
1-2 Tbs Splenda or other sugar substitute
1-2 Tbs Cinnamon

Heat a skillet on med-hi, coat with butter spray. Add tortilla. Spray up-side of tortilla with a light coat of butter spray and sprinkle with about a half Tbs of both the sugar substitute and cinnamon. Wait for about 2-3 minutes, or until edges are starting to become crispy, and flip over. Gently raise one side of the tortilla and lightly spray that side of the skillet. Repeat with the other side. Spray the up-side of the tortilla lightly with butter spray and add about half Tbs of both sugar substitute and cinnamon just like you did the other side. When that side is starting to become crispy, take the tortilla out of the skillet and set on a plate.
Reduce heat to med-low. While waiting for the skillet to cool down a little bit, peel the apple. I use a potato peeler. After taking the peel off, use the potato peeler and start to peel the apple so its very thin. Spray skillet once again and add the apple to the skillet and sprinkle with the remaining sugar subsitute and cinnamon. Keep moving it around in the skillet so it does not burn. Once the apple is tender, add it to the top of the tortilla, spreading it out like a pizza topping. Cut in quarters or eighths.

Nutritional Analysis
1 serving = half of the tortilla with half the apple topping
98 Calories, 1.6 g fat, 1.4 g Sat fat, 1.8 g protein, 110.9 mg sodium, 19.5 g carbs, 3.5 g fiber, 6.4 g sugar, 44.5 mg calcium

Mommy thoughts: My kids LOVE this and it is not at all bad for them. Compare this to the smallest slice of apple pie! This would even be a good recipe for the older kids to be involved with making. Kids love to help out in the kitchen!

I have learned to always have whole wheat tortillas in my house. This is one of the many reasons. I will soon share some more.