Disclaimer: I wanted to call this recipe, “Easy Healthy Apple Pie,” but as fake-healthy as it is, you’d be better off just having an apple. I can hear parents everywhere: An apple a day keeps the doctor away! But when you feel like having a treat that’s a little more satisfying than an apple, try this easy apple pie recipe. I dare you to find a healthier version of apple pie (mostly because if you do, I want it).
I grew up with this apple pie, thinking this is just how apple pie is made. My mom seemed to have always been on one type of diet or another (even though she has always looked GREAT the way she is). But I guess I benefited greatly from her diets, because this apple pie is a game changer.
You only need four ingredients for this pie. If you want to get adventurous, you can add one more for fun.
You will need:
5-6 Large Green Apples (or crunchy reds)
1 pkg (1.4 oz) Sugar-free, fat-free, vanilla pudding mix (unprepared)
1 pkg Pie Crusts (2)
1 tbsp butter/margarine (optional)
Preheat oven to 375.
Peel apples, slice into 1/4 in slices.
Toss sliced apples with dry pudding mix.
Add apple mixture to bottom pie crust, making a dome-like top.
Add butter to top of apples if you wish.
Sprinkle apple slices with cinnamon.
Add top crust to bottom crust; use a fork to connect sides.
Bake the pie at 375°F for 20 minutes (or until crust begins to lightly brown).
Reduce heat to 350°F and bake until crust is golden, apples are soft, and pie is bubbling (anywhere from an additional 45 minutes to an hour).
I know you’re probably thinking this pie cannot possibly be that great, but let me tell you, you’re wrong (and we all know how much I love being right). I made this pie for work last week, and every person who had a piece asked for the recipe. Which is why you’re reading it now. You can thank me later.