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HG's Awesome Apple Pie-lets
HG's Awesome Apple Pie-lets

Pie Baby!
Not only are these pockets of hot, gooey fruit delicious and guilt-free, but they're also GREAT pre-portioned desserts for holiday get-togethers. YUM!

Ingredients:
1 tbsp. Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
1 tbsp. granulated sugar
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. salt
3 cups peeled and chopped apples (preferably Fuji)
6 large square egg roll wrappers (found in the refrigerated section of the supermarket with the other Asian items)
18 sprays I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Spray (in other words, have a bottle handy!)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium unheated pot, combine Splenda, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt with 1/2 cup cold water. Mix until the ingredients dissolve. Add apples and stir. Bring to medium-high heat on the stove and, stirring frequently, cook for 7 - 10 minutes, until apples are softened.

Remove the pot from heat and very lightly mash the apples in the pot with a potato masher or a spatula. (You don't want applesauce. It should remain chunky.) Return to low heat on the stove, and cook for 1 - 2 additional minutes, stirring often, until the mixture is thick and gooey. Remove from heat and set aside. This is your pie filling.

Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with foil and/or spraying it with nonstick spray. Set aside.

Lay two egg roll wrappers flat on a dry surface. Set out a small dish of water. Dip your finger into the water, and run it along all of the wrapper edges. (Repeat as needed while preparing your pockets, as it will help seal them.) Starting 1/2 inch from the bottom, place about 1/3 cup pie filling along the bottom half of each wrapper, leaving a 1/2-inch border on the sides. Fold the top half of each wrapper over the filling, so that the top edge meets the bottom and the filling is encased with a border on three sides. Dab each border with water, and fold each inward about 1/4 inch to lightly seal. Press firmly along the borders with the prongs of a fork to seal completely. Carefully transfer to the baking sheet. Spray the top of each pocket with 3 sprays of butter. Repeat this process twice with remaining wrappers and filling, leaving you with 6 pie-lets.

Bake in the oven for 15 - 18 minutes, until edges begin to brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before digging in!

MAKES 6 SERVINGS

Serving Size: 1 pie-let
Calories: 103
Fat: 0.5g
Sodium: 156mg
Carbs: 23g
Fiber: 1.25g
Sugars: 8g
Protein: 2g

PointsPlus® value 3*



McDonald's Baked Hot Apple Pie
McDonald's Baked Hot Apple Pie

Big Apple
Back in 1992, McD's made the official changeover from fried apple pies to baked ones. (It seems like only yesterday, we know.) While we commend them for having acknowledged that baking pies is a much more civilized and health-conscious approach than deep-frying them, each little plank of pie still has disappointing stats. ESPECIALLY considering a) how small it is, and b) how much lower in fat and calories it COULD be. Come on... 250 calories and 13g fat for that itty-bitty thing? Nuh-uh. Not worth it. Our version takes full advantage of the ever-magical egg roll wrapper as well as our friend the Fuji. The result is a delicious, guilt-free swap for that fatty little hand-held pie -- one that satisfies cravings for junk food AND seasonal dessert without costing you a fistful of calories. Never trust a clown to do a Hungry Girl's job.

Serving Size: 1 pie
Calories: 250
Fat: 13g
Sodium: 170mg
Carbs: 32g
Fiber: 4g
Sugars: 13g
Protein: 2g

PointsPlus® value 7*

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