Around this time of year, my husband and I crave apple pie. This is probably because fall = apples in our household. They are so crispy and sweet this time of year.

Did you know that a traditional slice of apple pie can have anywhere from 400-800 calories (depending on the ingredients used)?!?

Since we love apple pie so much and don’t want to deprive ourselves, I was thrilled to come across a recipe for baked apples. I modified the original recipe from Skinny Chef.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for 2 servings (1 apple is a serving): If you are making it for 4 people double the recipe, or if you’re making it for 6 people just triple the ingredients, etc..

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  • 2 medium apples (I used gala)
  • 1/2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. Splenda brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. pecans
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 tbsp. orange zest (optional)

Preheat a slow cooker on high.

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Remove the cores from each apple. Set aside. (I cut mine a little too big, try to cut them slightly smaller and make sure you don’t cut all the way through to the bottom as the filling will bake out)

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In a food processor (or Magic Bullet in my case) pulse together the brown sugar, pecans, butter, and cinnamon.

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Spoon 1/2 of the filling into each apple.

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Place them into the slow cooker. Pour in the apple cider and the orange zest.

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Cover and cook for 1-2 hours on high heat (or until the apples are soft). Enjoy!

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Nutrition information for 1 serving:

  • Calories 217
  • Total Fat 8.1g
  • Total Carbohydrates 37.4g
  • Dietary Fiber 6.0g
  • Protein 1.2g

Other nutritional information:

  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber

Is there a particular fruit that you enjoy this time of year?

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