Awesome Apple Pie-lets (HG)
Those handheld apple pies found at fast-food joints just aren't worth the fat and calories. These guilt-free goodies ROCK!
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp cinnamon, or more for optional topping
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 3 cups peeled and chopped apples (preferably Fuji)
- 6 large square egg roll wrappers (found in the refrigerated section of the supermarket with the other Asian items)
- 18 sprays I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Spray (in other words, have a bottle handy!)
- Optional topping: Fat-Free Reddi-wip or Cool Whip Free
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium nonstick pot on the stove, combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt with 1/2 cup cold water. Mix until ingredients dissolve. Add apples and stir. Bring to medium-high heat and, stirring frequently, cook until apples have softened, 7 - 10 minutes.
Reduce heat to low and, stirring often, cook until thick and gooey, 1 - 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool. This is your pie filling.
Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with foil and/or spraying it with nonstick spray. Set aside.
Place two egg roll wrappers flat on a dry surface. Set out a small dish of water. Dip your finger into the water, and run it along all of the wrapper edges. (Repeat as needed while preparing your pockets, as it will help seal them.)
Starting 1/2 inch from the bottom, place about 1/3 cup pie filling along the bottom half of each wrapper, leaving a 1/2-inch border on the sides. Fold the top half of each wrapper over the filling, so that the top edge meets the bottom and the filling is encased with a border on three sides. Dab each border with water, and fold each inward about 1/4 inch to lightly seal. Press firmly along the borders with the prongs of a fork to seal completely. Carefully transfer to the baking sheet. Repeat this process with remaining wrappers and filling, for a total of six pie-lets.
Spray the top of each pocket with 3 sprays of butter. Bake in the oven until edges begin to brown, 15 - 18 minutes.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Top with additional cinnamon and whipped topping, if using. Dig in!
PER SERVING (1 pie-let): 110 calories, 0.5g fat, 156mg sodium, 25g carbs, 1.25g fiber, 10.5g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus™ value 3*