December 14, 2011

Diet Size Apple Pie

This apple snack is easy and quick.  If you use store bought pie dough, then most of the work is already done. The first time I saw this idea I realized it was all over the web, but credit for where I saw it first goes here.  With a few tweaks away from that recipe, here's a quick, easy, delicious apple pastry snack, diet sized.

Preheat the oven to 425F.

Assemble the Ingredients:
One store bought refrigerated pie crust.  (They come two to a box, and I saved the second pie crust for something else, recipe forthcoming.)  Bring it to room temperature, just leave out on the counter for about 15-30 minutes.

One of your favorite apples, this time I used the Granny Smith; cleaned, peeled, and sliced. If you're using both pie crusts, peel and slice a second apple.

Two tablespoons of butter, melted and slightly cooled.

Cinnamon sugar or just cinnamon if you want less sugar, or a combo of table sugar mixed with cinnamon.  I used Cinnamon Sugar alone.  

Put something under the pie crust to keep it off the counter, I used waxed paper.  Just open the pie crust, no need to stretch it out.  Brush melted butter over crust, sprinkle cinnamon sugar on  top of butter.

With your ravioli cutter or knife or pastry wheel, zip right through this crust, making eight strips.  Look at the teeny one, so funny.

Put your apple on one end of the strip, roll it up.  Repeat 7 times.  Put all the apple snacks on a parchment lined cookie sheet or baking tray. Butter up the tops with remaining butter and sprinkle with cinnamon again.  The parchment will stop you from needing a jackhammer to clean and remove the melted sugar, unless you want the exercise, use parchment paper please.

Bake in a preheated 425 F oven.  Mine were done at 25 minutes, ovens vary, 22 minutes might be average time needed to bake nicely.

I will tweak this again by cutting 16 strips since the snack was a lot of crust to apple ratio.  Still, it was easy and tasty.  Let me know if you try it and how it worked for you.


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Sounds yummy! I'll give it a try after the holidays!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Yum! I would end up eating them all. lol


Lucy said...

This sounds good and easy. Oh, and I love the tip about the parchment paper because without the tip I would be getting the workout!

I passed on the Versatile Blogger Award to you,drop by and grab it!!

Magic Love Crow said...

Gloria, this sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing my friend ;o) And, oh, I got a beautiful surprise today!! You didn't have to do this!!! I truly love the pendant from the bottom of my heart! Big Hugs ;o)

New End Studio said...

Thanks Deb and Dee!

Wow, thanks Lucy! I've just stopped at your blog. Your list cracked me up. Congrats to you!

You're very welcome, Stacey. I didn't have to, but I wanted to and I still need to get back to what I was drawing when the old vertigo struck. Hopefully you will see that drawing soon. Glad you like it and wear it in good health!

Judy Haughton-James said...

These look so delicious. Thank you very much for adding them to the Creative Thursday Blog Hop. Have a great Thursday.

New End Studio said...

Hi Judy, I was happy to be added, enjoy your day.

IrelandBrady said...

Yum! They look so tasty and easy! Have put them on my "To Do" list!


Emma Tustian said...

Great idea, especially to use up leftover pastry.

New End Studio said...

Hi Ireland, they are so easy it'd be a snap to make.

Hi Emma, great idea with the leftover, I like to make little jam tarts with leftover as my Mom did, thanks for stopping by!

Clairejustine said...

These look great,thank you for joining us on Creative Thursday :)