How to Make a Healthy Apple Pie


Apples are a healthy snack, but fast food apple pies can take the health factor out of a simple fruit, turning it into pockets of fat and calories. Gooey caramel filling and greasy fried dough are far from healthy, but pocket apple pies don't have to be this way. Change up some of the ingredients and you can make a batch of personal apple pies that are as healthy as they are tasty.

Step 1

Stir together the sugar, Splenda, cinnamon, cornstarch, nutmeg and vanilla extract in a large heavy pot. Add 3/4 cup of cold water and stir. Place the pot on the stove and stir over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.

Step 2

Add 4 cups of peeled and chopped apples. Use a mixture of apple types, like Fuji and McIntosh or Gala and Greening. Cook over medium-high heat until the apples are soft and the mixture is thick and gooey, which should take about 10 minutes. Stir the mixture every minute or so to make sure that it doesn't burn while cooking.

Step 3

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Lay a egg roll wrapper on the table in front of you. Spoon about 1/3 cup of apple mixture onto the middle of the bottom half of the wrapper. Make sure that there is about 1/2 inch of space all around the filling, so that you can seal the crust.

Step 4

Wet your fingers and run them all along the edges of the wrapper. The wet wrapper dough will seal to itself. Fold the top half of the wrapper over the bottom half and filling, making sure that the edges all meet.

Step 5

Press down along the edges with a fork to seal in the filling and to decorate the edges. Place the sealed pie on the sprayed baking sheet. Fill the rest of the wrappers with filling and seal in the same manner.

Step 6

Spray each pie with 4 spritzes of spray margarine. Place the baking sheet into a 350 degree F oven and bake the pies for 16 to 18 minutes, or until the edges start to get brown. Remove the pies from the oven and let them cool for at least 10 minutes before eating them.

Tips and Warnings

  • Make sure that the egg roll wrapper edges are tightly sealed, or your apple mixture will spill out and burn onto the pan.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Splenda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Heavy pot
  • 4 cups peeled and chopped apples
  • Heavy spoon
  • Egg roll wrappers
  • Fork
  • Cooking spray
  • Baking sheet
  • Margarine spray
  • Oven


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About this Author

Anne Baley is a writer and photographer living in Southeast Michigan. She has written dozens of articles about places she has discovered while traveling throughout the United States. Baley's work has appeared in a variety of online outlets, including EndlessSunday, GardenGuides and Travels.