Little apple pies are baked in hollowed out shells of apples, topped with a pie crust lattice, and baked until golden brown and filling is bubbly. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Ingredients

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Oil Pastry:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut two apples in half crosswise (or cut top third off four very small apples). Use a melon baller or small spoon to scoop out the flesh of each apple half, leaving an 1/8-inch-thick shell. Remove and discard seeds and core. Chop apple flesh into small pieces. In a small saucepan combine chopped apple, cider, 3 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon flour, 2 teaspoons sugar, and apple pie spice. Cook and stir over medium heat until apples are softened and liquid is thickened and bubbly, 3 to 5 minutes. Return filling to apple shells.

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  • To prepare Oil Pastry: In a medium bowl stir together flour and salt. Add oil and milk; stir lightly with a fork until combined (dough will appear crumbly). Gather the mixture into a ball, kneading gently until it holds together. Flatten into a disk, then roll out into a large circle, about 10 inches in diameter. Using a 3 1/2-inch cookie cutter, cut four circles from the pastry. (Discard trimmings or save for another use.) Cut pastry circles into 1/4-inch-thick strips.

  • Lay pastry strips in a lattice pattern over the top of the apples. (Or place full pastry circles over the tops of the apples and crimp edges). In a bowl whisk together the egg and remaining 1 tablespoon water. Brush egg mixture over pastry and, if desired, sprinkle with coarse sugar.

  • Line a 15x10-inch baking pan with foil; coat foil with cooking spray. Place pies on prepared baking sheet. If using very small apples, place apple tops on foil next to pies.

  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until apples are soft, filling is bubbly, and crust is golden. Serve immediately.

Tips

Sugar Substitute: We do not recommend a sugar sub for this recipe.

You can substitute 1 rolled refrigerated pie crust (1/2 of a 15-oz. pkg.) for the oil pastry.

Nutrition Facts

131 calories; 2.7 g total fat; 0.3 g saturated fat; 30 mg sodium. 137 mg potassium; 27 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 16 g sugar; 1.3 g protein; 67 IU vitamin a iu; 5 mg vitamin c; 30 mcg folate; 14 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 8 mg magnesium;

Reviews (4)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2018
Delicious! I didn t add or see vinegar in ingredients like another reviewer. Joan C. did you perhaps misread apple cider and use apple cider vinegar? Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2018
Next time I ll leave out the vinegar. It was much too strong. I d advise test tasting your filling. They looked beautiful though. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2017
We loved it and so did our 12 year old. Very easy to make and a pretty dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2017
Have not tried rating on simplicity plus kid friendly pantry items and eye appealing. Like the idea of healthy version less costly. Read More