Friday, June 22, 2012

Mini Apple Pies



I made egg rolls this week and had a bunch of wrappers left over, so today I used some up by making mini apple pies. They were easy to make and they taste great!

I peeled and chopped five small apples (probably the equivalent of four medium-sized ones) and added to a nonstick saucepan with just enough water to cover the apples.  Brought them to a boil, then reduced heat and simmered for around 10 minutes.  Toward the end of the simmering time, I added 1.5 tbsp butter, 1/4 cup sugar,  around 1 tbsp vanilla, and 1 or 2 tbsp cinnamon (didn't measure those last two).  Then I used a mug to scoop out some of the liquid and stirred in around 3 tbsp of cornstarch.  (Probably could have gotten away with 2), then added the starch liquid back in.  When the apples were soft and the liquid was nice and thick, I divided it among 8 egg roll wrappers, rolled 'em up, put them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, hit them with just a teensy spray of Pam Organic Olive Oil, and baked at 400 for about 20 minutes, until they were starting to turn brown and the kitchen smelled oh-so-good.

You could cut back on the calories by using Splenda, of course (and maybe losing the butter or substituting something else?) but I am trying to use more "real" food in my cooking and just focus on eating less of it, rather than relying quite so much on stuff like Splenda.  (Yeah, I still put it in my coffee, though, and drink Coke Zero.  Baby steps.)

These are seriously yummy.  And everybody knows mini-pies are the new cupcakes.


Ingredients
(per serving)
Cals
Gr.
5
small
48
A
1/4
cup
24
D+
3
tablespoons
13
1 1/2
tablespoons
19
F
2
tbsp
4
A-
1
tbsp
5
B
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 141 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
207
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.8g
4%
Saturated Fat
1.5g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
42.6g
14%
Dietary Fiber
3.7g
15%
Sugars
16.2g
Protein
3.5g
Vitamin A 3%Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 4%Iron 7%
Nutrition Grade C+
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Mini Apple Pies



I made egg rolls this week and had a bunch of wrappers left over, so today I used some up by making mini apple pies. They were easy to make and they taste great!

I peeled and chopped five small apples (probably the equivalent of four medium-sized ones) and added to a nonstick saucepan with just enough water to cover the apples.  Brought them to a boil, then reduced heat and simmered for around 10 minutes.  Toward the end of the simmering time, I added 1.5 tbsp butter, 1/4 cup sugar,  around 1 tbsp vanilla, and 1 or 2 tbsp cinnamon (didn't measure those last two).  Then I used a mug to scoop out some of the liquid and stirred in around 3 tbsp of cornstarch.  (Probably could have gotten away with 2), then added the starch liquid back in.  When the apples were soft and the liquid was nice and thick, I divided it among 8 egg roll wrappers, rolled 'em up, put them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, hit them with just a teensy spray of Pam Organic Olive Oil, and baked at 400 for about 20 minutes, until they were starting to turn brown and the kitchen smelled oh-so-good.

You could cut back on the calories by using Splenda, of course (and maybe losing the butter or substituting something else?) but I am trying to use more "real" food in my cooking and just focus on eating less of it, rather than relying quite so much on stuff like Splenda.  (Yeah, I still put it in my coffee, though, and drink Coke Zero.  Baby steps.)

These are seriously yummy.  And everybody knows mini-pies are the new cupcakes.


Ingredients
(per serving)
Cals
Gr.
5
small
48
A
1/4
cup
24
D+
3
tablespoons
13
1 1/2
tablespoons
19
F
2
tbsp
4
A-
1
tbsp
5
B
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 141 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
207
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.8g
4%
Saturated Fat
1.5g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
42.6g
14%
Dietary Fiber
3.7g
15%
Sugars
16.2g
Protein
3.5g
Vitamin A 3%Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 4%Iron 7%
Nutrition Grade C+
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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