100-Calorie Apple Pie and Other Indulgences

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a most marvelous weekend. I took it easy, for the most part, trying to ensure I’m not celebrating Coldiversary 2 later this week. I’m beginning to think that might be a welcome possibility.

Since I was stuck indoors, I decided to get caught up on some freezer cooking. I now have enough chicken entrees in my freezer for the next three weeks. Cluck, cluck, cluck. While my slow cooker was doing its thing, I played around with making mini-apple pies:

mini-apple pieNot the best photo ever, but you get the idea. (I really do need to keep my regular camera in the kitchen.)

Inspiration for this recipe came from Simply Learning & Living. She made her own homemade crust. I cheated. Here’s how:

100-Calorie Mini-Apple Pie (Cammy Version)
Crust:

  • 4 wonton wrappers (I only have about 100 or so left to use)

Filling:

  • 1 apple, peeled and diced into bite size pieces
  • 1 tsp cinnamon-sugar

Topping:

  • 2 tsp butter (I skimped with 1 tsp. and learned my lesson.)
  • 2 tbsp oats
  • 1 tsp brown sugar (I skimped with a 1/2-tsp. and it seemed okay.

1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. Prep apples and toss with cinnamon-sugar. Set aside.
3. Mix oats, butter, and brown sugar to a crumbly consistency.
4. Place each wonton wrapper in a muffin tin cup, pressing to the bottom and up the sides.
5. Fill each cup with chopped apples, then top with a spoonful of oat crumblies.
6. Bake for 12-15 minutes until top is golden brown.

Verdict: Almost heavenly. If I hadn’t skimped on the butter, the crumb topping might have created more of a streusel-like topping and that would have been heavenly. Also, this might be one of those times when quick oats would be a better choice. Or I could, you know, drag out the food processor and pulse the steel-cut oats a few times. Or, duh, try it with the oat bran I have on hand. Ack! So many options, so little room in my waistband.

As for the 100-calorie part of the pie, that’s a generous estimate. It works out to about 325-350 calories for all four cups, which equals about 75 calories each! But I like to round up on these indulgences–it leaves a little wiggle room in case I want to add a topping. Like this, for example:

chobani apple-cinnamon yogurt

Chobani Apple Cinnamon Yogurt, for that a la mode experience. I can tell you from experience that Fage Plain doesn’t add a lot to the experience. Vanilla might have been good, though. Or honey. Ooh! Or I could add a few of those Kraft Caramel Bits I have in my freezer!

Damn, I’m gonna need new pants.

Another indulgence from my weekend:

candy corn sale

I never got around to buying candy corn for Halloween, so when I was restocking my Kleenex supply at Walgreen’s and saw these small-ish bags for $0.14 each, I plopped a couple of bags in my basket. (I also scored a small can of baking powder for $0.24!) Never fear, I put the candy in a mason jar (one of those with a 2-part lid) and stored them out of sight in the pantry. Candy corn is one of those treats that satisfies me after 2-3 pieces, but we don’t need to leave it out for idle hands to find.

A non-food item I didn’t indulge in over the weekend:

body suit mannequins

The suit on the right is the one that caught my eye. As much as I have longed for a skin-tight, see-through body suit, I resisted the urge to stop at this store. The temptation would have been too much. Maybe after the candy corn is gone and I’m over my apple pie fury. Or maybe never.

Well, I’ve rambled on enough. I was going to share my newest pet peeve with you, but you don’t want to read about how recipes that purport to be 2-ingredient whatever and then have a box of cake mix (which contains about 47 ingredients) as one of the two ticks me off. Mightily. (Not that I wouldn’t try it, mind you. I just want them to call it ‘Easy Whatever with Cake Mix’.) But I won’t rant about that today.

Wishing you all a very happy Monday and all the days ahead!



20 thoughts on “100-Calorie Apple Pie and Other Indulgences

  1. Apple pie is one of, if not my number one, favorite desserts. I am bookmarking this for my next book club! YUMMMMM. I tried that yogurt last week and really liked it. For some reason I am on a Chobani kick. Which is odd since I’ve never been much of a yogurt eater/fan in the past.

  2. The choban yogurts were on sale at my grocery last week and I bought 10. The next day I went to get one for a snack and they were ALL gone. Jay loves yogurt and they must have been good. I’m going to try the apple pies too–talk about a post title that lures the reader on!

  3. The person who buys that suit will probably wear it to Walmart and I’ll find it my inbox in my next batch of Wallmart people pics.

  4. I am totally making those!!!
    What’s the carbs on them? I do best if I at least stay conscious of carbs.
    I love that you get your meals prepared ahead. That’s still one thing I want to do.

  5. I pick all the candy corn out of the autumn mix LOL!

    I am afraid to open my wonton wrappers now. I read that you can freeze the unused ones, so I might have to try that. I have an idea for a mini blueberry pie using them.

  6. I think that outfit should be the standard uniform at the next Blogger Meet-up. We’d all look just great in it, don’t you agree??

  7. Hey the chef in you has been coming out lately! I love it and thanks for sharing the recipes. Those little apple pies are so darn cute. I like the Chobani yogurts and try to keep a variety of them in my frig. I also like the FF plain Fage with fruit and a little Stevia.

    That body suit is something else!

  8. You are officially the funniest blogger ever–“Damn, I’m gonna need new pants.” LOLOL.

    Plus, I got a chuckle (or a nightmare, depending on your perspective) after reading Sharon’s comment, thinking about you, me, and Sharon meeting all dressed in that skin suilt.

    The little pies look so good. I must put won ton wrappers on my shopping list. And a new pair of pants…

  9. Cammy – love those apple pies – YUM!!!!!!!! I pinned it too! :-)

    As for the candy corn – I never got mine either & I love it! Want to send some? 😉

    The see through body suit – hmmmmm, not for a 54 year old! 😉

  10. Ahhh!! I have wonton wrappers in the fridge for no apparent reason and I guess I was just waiting for this recipe to come along! I might get ambitious and make these tonight since the Mr is going to be getting home late with mandatory OT tonight. I could whip these up whilst he is working out! YAY!

    I learned my lesson with candy corn. Those babies were like crack to me at Halloween. I have those pumpkin ones still left and they still kind of call to me. Must consider throwing those away. Why no cat suit? I think you should totally buy it and mow the lawn in it! :-)

  11. Apple pie I can pass on, but it looks very tempting (if someone else made it…)

    The body suit would be amazing inspiration to lose the last 20 pounds, or maybe to never look in the mirror again, or maybe admit my true age.

  12. I am still in the phase of “If I bake it I will eat it ALL.” So I will store you treats idea for later. On the other hand I wouldn’t touch a candy corn.

    That march of the mannequins thing is a bit creepy.

  13. I hate making pie crust so I will have to give the wonton wrappers a try. I like apple pie once in a while but my family isn’t huge on it so it’s great that you make them in muffin tins so I can freeze a bunch. I’m not a huge candy corn person but hubby can eat a whole tub in one sitting.

  14. mmmmm…pie! lol on the gazillion wonton wrappers (true!) and on the suit you are dreaming of owning someday. Might try your pie idea. The dieting world needs more cinnamon…and wonton wrappers. :)

  15. Wow, that see-through suit is something, huh? What is it, anyway????? Oh, Cammy, you continue to crack me up! Those mini apple pies look delish!!!

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