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Mini Apple Pies

These mini protein cheesecakes are the perfect healthy dessert with only 175 calories per serving! They have a homemade buttery topping and are made with crunchy Granny Smith apples, reduced fat crescent rolls and snickerdoodle protein powder - trust me on this one!




While I love regular pie, there’s something about mini pies that make them so much better.  Maybe it’s the fact that they’re perfectly portioned or they make a simple dessert you can just pick up and enjoy.  Or maybe it’s that you can eat two and not feel so guilty about it. And let’s be honest, mini desserts are just better than regular desserts.  Right?! Let's get to baking!





Mini Apple Pies


Ingredients:
  • 1 tube reduced fat crescent rolls

  • 1 granny smith apple, chopped

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 2 TBSP. light butter

  • Spices: cinnamon, apple pie spice, to taste

  • Stevia or sugar substitute (powder, not liquid), to taste





Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. On a lightly floured cutting board, flatten the crescent roll dough and roll with a pin until dough is about 1/4 inch thick.

  3. Using a cup, use the top to cut dough into circles. *Make sure to leave some remaining dough for the top*.

  4. In a small bowl, combine all spices, stevia or sugar substitute, protein powder and vanilla.

  5. In a non greased muffin tin, press each circle into the pan, making sure to press dough all the way up into the sides.

  6. Sprinkle spice mixture on the bottom of each pie, add chopped apples and repeat until the pies are full.

  7. Place one small slice of butter on top of each muffin.

  8. Cut strips of remaining dough and decorate the tops if you’d like, or you can leave them plain.

  9. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the pie crust is lightly golden brown and the filling is bubbly.

  10. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for 10-15 minutes. Carefully remove the mini pies from the pan and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.





Servings: 5-6 mini apple pies

Macros: 175 cal | 10g fat | 20g carbs (6g sugar) | 4g protein


NOTE:* Stevia doesn’t melt the same way sugar does, so this won’t be as much of an ooey-gooey pie you may be used to. Feel free to use either depending on your preference!

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