Entire recipe: 182 calories, 2g fat, 203mg sodium, 43g carbs, 6g fiber, 31g sugars, 1g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*
That's right -- it's pie filling baked RIGHT INTO an actual apple. Our recipe is both cute and craveable. (Inspired by Domestic Dilettante.)
1 large Granny Smith apple
1/2 tbsp. brown sugar (not packed)
1 tsp. Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated), or HG Alternative
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 low-fat cinnamon graham cracker (1/4 sheet), lightly crushed
1/2 tbsp. old-fashioned oats
3/4 tsp. brown sugar (not packed)
3/4 tsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown), room temperature
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking pan with nonstick spray.
Slice off the top of the apple, about 1/2 inch. Carefully hollow out most of the inside flesh with a spoon or melon baller, leaving about 1/4 inch of flesh on the skin. Discard seeds and core.
Chop the scooped-out flesh and place in a bowl. Add brown sugar, Splenda, cinnamon, and salt, and stir to coat. Place mixture in the hollow apple, and pack down lightly with the back of a spoon.
Place apple in the baking pan. Cover pan with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine all topping ingredients. Stir/mash until well mixed and crumbly.
Remove foil. Sprinkle topping over the filling. Bake, uncovered, until topping has lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Eat!
MAKES 1 SERVING
HG Alternative: If made with an equal amount of granulated white sugar in place of Splenda, this recipe will have 196 calories, 47g carbs, and 35g sugars (PointsPlus® value 5*).