Ah-warm apple pie. This iconic American pastry is a crowd-favorite and seasonal staple. Although mainly enjoyed throughout the winter holidays, apple pie is worthy of fantasizing about any time of year. That said, if you find yourself dreaming of the drool-worthy dessert, you’re not alone! Unfortunately, traditional apple pie takes a great deal of effort to create. Not to worry! Here at SkinnyMs., we have a solution with our easy and satisfying fried apple pies.
A Fried Apple Pie Ready Within Minutes!
These downright delicious fried apple pies only take minutes- yes minutes- to whip up! Not to mention, they call for just a few easy, on-hand ingredients. This saves you the grocery store trips and shaves off even more minutes.
We’ve revamped the old-fashioned treat into small, individual-sized fried pies you can enjoy anytime! When your sweet tooth strikes and your apple pie cravings kick in, turn to this recipe for a simple solution. You don’t have to have any fancy pastry skills to whip up this virtually effortless dessert. Just a few ordinary, household ingredients team up to bring you adorably portable pies that satisfy.
This Recipe Uses Simple, Feel-Good Ingredients
First, the flour tortilla plays the roll of the crust. This budget-friendly alternative saves you the arduous task of making your own crust by hand. Traditional pie crusts have butter to thank for their flaky, melt-in-your-mouth goodness. Unfortunately, the scary amount of butter most recipes call for, carry a calorie-rich price tag. Instead, flour tortillas act as an awesome, lightened-up alternative to standard crust, and definitely wont wreck your diet!
Next, applesauce takes on the role of the apple pie filling in these fried apple pies. Trust us, this skinnified substitute for the standard sugary apple filling doesn’t skimp on taste! This recipe has no restrictions on which applesauce you use, so use your favorite! And if you’re feeling extra crafty, make your own homemade applesauce! Flavor-rich and delectably sweet, homemade applesauce is healthy, and tastes uber comforting.
If you have an instant pot or a slow cooker, these homemade applesauce recipes are an absolute no brainer. They make amazing filling for our clean-eating apple pies.
And for all you applesauce enthusiasts out there, you have to check out these clean-eating, applesauce-themed recipes.
How Do You Make These Fried Apple Pies?
These tasty treats are seriously so easy to make, and you can whip them up within a matter of minutes. Simply heat olive oil in a skillet and cook for 2 minutes or until toasty brown. Flip the tortilla, spread applesauce on half of the browned side and cook for an additional minute.
Lastly, fold the tortilla in half and remove from the skillet. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and voila! A tasty, individual-sized fried apple pie that’ll definitely hit the spot.
A Tasty Indulgence Enjoyed Anytime of the Day!
Each clean-eating treat clocks in at just 158 calories per serving, and only 4 grams of fat. With a nutritional profile like that, you don’t have to save these fried apple pies for dessert! They make a yummy snack or afternoon pick-me-up that you can savor without worrying about your waistline.
We love the fact that you can throw these pies together in a matter if minutes. They make the perfect sweet-tooth satisfiers for when you don’t feel like following a long winded dessert recipe. Plus, with ordinary pantry ingredients, this recipe lets you appreciate delicious apple pie goodness without going out of your way. We hope you enjoy!
Fried Apple Pies that Anyone Can Make in Minutes
- 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 8-inch flour tortilla
- 1/3 cup applesauce (use your favorite brand or try the recipe below!)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar
- Heat the olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Once hot, heat the tortilla for about 2 minutes or until lightly brown crisp.
- Flip the tortilla and spread the applesauce on one half of the browned side. Allow to cook for about 1 minutes or until the second side is lightly browned.
- Fold the tortilla in half and remove from pan onto a serving plate. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve warm!
Easy Applesauce Recipes
Do you love applesauce recipes? If so, you’ll love these delicious recipes and they are all kid friendly.
Grandma was an amazing cook and baker. Thankfully, she passed on her talents to my mom and me. This super moist cake is one of my all time favorites.
This recipe is perfect for an after school snack. Make the applesauce in the slow cooker and enjoy for several days. Bonus, it can be frozen!
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