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Apple Pie In Only 3 Minutes!

Your kids want a treat (and you do too), but:

  • You want it to be sorta healthy (including fruit is always a good idea)
  • You don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen.
  • You don’t want to go get special ingredients at the store.
Apple Pie In Only 3 Minutes! 3 minute "apple pie"! This will hold you over till you can get your hands on the real thing ;)

So, make these Apple Pie Snacks!  We came up with these as we were contemplating what we wanted to do with our box of apples.  So, we used:

  • Graham Crackers
  • light cream cheese
  • 2 apples
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar (I mix regular sugar and brown sugar)

We chopped our apples into tiny pieces and placed in a bowl.  Combine the cinnamon with the sugars.  Then sprinkled the cinnamon/sugar mix over the apples. Microwaved the apples for 1 minute.  Took them our and stirred it. Put it back in for 1 more minute.  Then we scooped our chopped/cooked apples onto a graham cracker with cream cheese spread on top.  We then added a tiny bit of caramel and chocolate, but that is totally optional!

Apple Pie In Only 3 Minutes! 3 minute "apple pie"! This will hold you over till you can get your hands on the real thing ;)

I’ve been talking about apples all week, but I haven’t mentioned that apples are a great food to include in your kids diets!  The benefits of apples are:

  • They are a good source of fiber! (Remember, kids need 10 grams of fiber plus their age)
  • Their skin holds powerful antioxidants that fight inflammation.
  • They are great for optimal digestion. (kids feel better when they can ‘digest’.. if you know what I mean!)
  • One study from Finland showed apple consumption was linked to lower rates of asthma!

Apple Pie In Only 3 Minutes!

Apple Pie In Only 3 Minutes!
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 medium – apple
  • 1/2 teaspoon – cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon – sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon – brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup – cream cheese, low fat
  • 12 large rectangular piece or 2 squares or 4 small rectangular pieces – graham crackers

Directions

  1. Chop apples into tiny pieces and place in a bowl.
  2. Combine the cinnamon with the sugars.
  3. Sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar mix over the apples. Microwave the apples for 1 minute.
  4. Take the apples out and stir them. Put it back in for 1 more minute.
  5. Scoop chopped/cooked apples onto a graham cracker with cream cheese spread on top.
  6. Add a tiny bit of caramel and chocolate, but that is totally optional!

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 289 14%
  • Fat: 8 g 12%
  • Carb: 48 g 16%
  • Fiber: 3 g 12%
  • Protein: 5 g 10%
  • Sugar: 25 g
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Natalie Monson

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Comments(20)
Anastasia says:

This is like Nike logo, haha: simple and genius! I also like how the kids can help in creating these and can see a group of kids at a playdate making their own apple pies…

Amy says:

LOL.. apparently I don’t read well. Cause I kept thinking, “how do the graham crackers look like the Nike Logo?” My sister had to explain to me and said, “Do you not read???”

So, thank you! Simple is my middle name 🙂

Mary says:

You are so clever. I can’t wait to try these.

Ooooh, great idea! This would work well on toast or a bagel, too, for breakfast.

Judy says:

Hi,

They look really tasty. I definitely try it out with my kids.

Love your blog by the way

Lots of interesting recipes to try out.

Judy

Lorsa says:

My son’s PreK Fall festival theme is “Fall”ing into good health. I will make this receipe known for their chef area. The kids can make these.

Angee says:

I am so trying this out today. I’m excited!!!

Schak says:

This is a clever idea !

Making easy applepies for fun and cooking teaching for any kid.

What I like most about the applepies, is the flexibility in the making of the pie, which allows kids and children to make just the right taste for themselves !

Bharati Naik says:

Yummmmyyy!!!!!!!!! Looks delicious… I will make this soon.. Thanks for your great recipe

Erica says:

I’m doing these for snack day for my daughters preschool except I’m going to use vanilla pudding!!! Sugar free of course lol

cassandra says:

What degree should the microwave be when we cook the apple???

Amy says:

I cooked these on high Cassandra!

Jane says:

These were delicious! My middle school students with moderate to severe disabilities made these! Will be doing at home with my own kids.

Amy says:

Thanks Jane! I’m so glad they liked them!!

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Tricia says:

I think I’ll try this with blueberries too!

Alicia says:

oh goodness! I just made these for my 8 year-old boy… he doesn’t like sweet stuff, or cream cheese (or any sauce per say) and HE .. LOVED THESE!!! (he said they were a bit too sweet but he ate two of them, so that’s great!)
I’ve been trying to recreate your snacks and so far.. they have all been a great success!!Amy thank you so much for making it easier for us busy moms to feed our kiddos with awesome food!! you’re awesome!!!

rodrigo ribero says:

Amazing place to find healthy food’s recipies for children!

Ashley says:

These would be good topped with caramel date syrup!!

Everything sounds delicious. I think they would be good to take to kindy to celebrate birthdays. Something quiet different to cup cakes.

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