Individual Deep Dish Apple Pie

Enjoy your own low calorie, apple pie filled with cinnamon sweetened fresh apples and topped with a crispy pie crust.

Light & Healthy Individual Deep Dish Apple Pie - Low Calorie, Low Fat - delicious cinnamony apples topped with a crispy pie crust. So easy to put together for dessert

Don’t you just love the idea of eating a whole pie?  Well, if you make small individual ones you can.  It is all about portion control, people.  Have a few family members or friends around to help you eat them, too.  Fill a small oven proof dish with cinnamon sweetened apples and top with a crispy pie crust to make an easy and quick individual sized deep dish apple pie.  It is the sugar and pie crust that makes apple pie so full of calories.  Apples do not need to be loaded with sugar this time of year.  They are naturally sweet in the Fall, because that is their natural growing season.  You can also trick your taste buds into thinking a dish is sweeter by adding cinnamon.  You read that correctly; cinnamon makes dishes taste sweeter. How cool is that?

Light & Healthy Individual Deep Dish Apple Pie - Low Calorie, Low Fat - delicious cinnamony apples topped with a crispy pie crust. So easy to put together for dessert

I also stumbled on a trick for a crispy pie crust by accident.  I had cut the pie crust to small to fully seal my apple pie, so I had to stretch it to fit the tops of my dishes.  This little accident turned out to be a fantastic tip.  The byproduct was that I used less pie crust which equals less calories and fat, and I got a crispier crust.  My Mom, who normally dislikes pie crust, actually loved it.  She asked me what I did differently to the crust, because she enjoyed it so much.  That is when the penny dropped.  I stretched the pie crust into a thinner layer, thus creating a crispier crust.  I love little accidents that make a dish even better.

Light & Healthy Individual Deep Dish Apple Pie - Low Calorie, Low Fat - delicious cinnamony apples topped with a crispy pie crust. So easy to put together for dessert

Add Individual Deep Dish Apple Pies to your Fall menu.  They would be quite fantastic for Thanksgiving, too.

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Light & Healthy Individual Deep Dish Apple Pie - Low Calorie, Low Fat - delicious cinnamony apples topped with a crispy pie crust. So easy to put together for dessert

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie


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Yields 8

Individual Deep Dish Apple Pie

10 minPrep Time

50 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 6 Granny Smith Apples, chopped*
  • 6 tbsp. brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp. egg substitute
  • 1 piecrust

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375•.
  2. Place eight 6oz. ovenproof ramekins onto a baking sheet. Spray the ramekins with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together apples, sugar, oats, cinnamon, lime juice and salt.
  4. Place about 3/4 cup apple mixture into each ramekin. Press the apples down.
  5. Brush the rim of the ramekins with egg substitute or an egg wash.
  6. Roll out the crust. Cut the crust into eight pieces, about 1/2 inch larger than the ramekins.
  7. With your fingers, press out the dough to make it slightly larger.
  8. Place the dough onto the apples and press onto the rim of the ramekins.
  9. Brush with egg substitute.
  10. Cut four small slits into each pie.
  11. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Crust should be golden brown and cooked through

Notes

*I like to leave the peel on the apples. You can peel them if you would prefer.

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Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. Charlotte Moore says
    These are the cutest little pies. I LOVE those ramekins. I tried to find some square ones one time but couldn't. These are so neat!! I am not fond of crust either unless it is a cobbler. I never eat the crust of a pecan pie, french coconut pie or anything that might have a soggy bottom crust. This looks delicious!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Charlotte, With just a crispy crust on top, I think even people who do not like crust will like this one. Plus it is so easy to make.
  2. the only pie I make are mini pies......as portion control is IMPORTANT to me...and I am happy with a top crust...so thanks for the recipe...
  3. These are so fantastic! Way better than a whole pie ;)
  4. Love the idea of individual portions. Otherwise it goes to waste. I have too many people in my home who could not and should not eat the whole pie so this is really perfect.
  5. YUMMY! I love apple pie and good for you on the less sugar route -- you are right, you don't need to load up the apples with sugar. Great idea on the thinner pie crust too. I'll be giving this a try -- Cheers!
  6. what a fun idea for a fall get-together, and NO pie cutting, for me that is always the hardest part, well that and getting my crust to look decent :)
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      I hadn't thought of that bonus Heather. You don't have to worry about getting the slice of pie out of the pan.
  7. I love recipes with small portions and these look delicious!
  8. These are too cute! And net trick with the pie crusts - I'll have to try it :D
  9. Wonderful recipe and beautiful photography! You've inspired my fall cooking! -Michelle inspiredbyvenice.org
  10. This is so great. I would love you to stop by Food on Friday: Pies & Tarts over at Carole's Chatter to add this to the recipe collection! Cheers!
  11. These are adorable! This would be such a fun party snack!

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