Mini Apple Butter Rose Tarts
Mini Apple Butter Rose Tarts
Apple pie is my husbands favorite dessert. So with his birthday on Monday, I offered to make him his own apple pie.
“No diet tricks, I swear! I’ll use real butter and everything!”
Consequently, I was just suckered into making a high calorie/point dessert that I knew I couldn’t have. But gosh darn it, I want pie, too. I want to sit with him and have dessert on his birthday. Call me selfish or sneaky, but I was going to have apple pie. Heck, I may just make an entire pie just for me 🙂 So that I did. 🙂
This dessert gives you the perfect reason to be selfish. No sharing needed (or recommended), meaning the whole pie is for you. Yes, JUST FOR YOU! Don’t we deserve that every now and then? Something all to ourselves? Well, whether you enjoy this in front of your kids/husband or in the closet with the door locked, just remember this moment is all yours. But, to save yourself from any guilt-ridden feelings if your in company of others, your best bet is to make more than one. Or in my case, a fat-filled one to detour
them my husband from mine. Hehe.
No worries though! This recipe is super simple, comes together quickly and has less than 5 ingredients (Pie dough not being one of them. We’re using tortillas! Trust me, it’s ok!). 😉
Oh, and did I mention that this apple pie has no fat. No? Well, this pie has 0g of fat! Awesome. Let’s see a comparison, shall we?
Marie Callenders Apple Pie: 680 calories, 32g fat. 19pp
my skinny apple pie: 297 calories, 0g fat. 6pp
That right there is the perfect reason to eat a guilt-free “homemade” pie. THE whole PIE! 🙂
Enough with my selfish rant. 😉 I’d like to send a huge “Happy Birthday” to my love. I can’t wait to enjoy his birthday dessert with him. He’s definitely the “apple of my eye”. 😉 HA!
This is a slight naughtier version of my heathy apple rings. Although both equally delicious, sometimes that little devil on the shoulder shouts a lot louder than the good guy. Gosh, he’s so annoying. But as my journey gets farther and farther along, that voice is becoming distant. It seems there’s a new guy in the mix: the “best of both worlds” guy. I like him. We get along quite well 😉
So as I’m staring at my husbands Girl Scout cookie stash (the samoas!), the “best of both worlds” guy and I come up with this. It’s got the crunch of a cookie, and classic taste of a samoa. (I even added peanut butter! oh my!) However, these are a little messier, but that’s just more fun 🙂 Here’s another break down for you!
5 samoa girl scout cookies: 10pp
5 apple ring samoas (w/ pb): 4pp
Umm … yes. Plus, the apple rings are so much bigger. And 99% of the time, bigger is better. The other 1% are my hips; definitely bigger is not better here …
This is the perfect snack. And by perfect, I mean healthy, delicious, easy, and healthy. Oh, did I say that twice? … Because it’s true!!
This snack gives a plentiful punch of protein (8g!), fiber (almost 9g!), omega 3’s, & antioxidants; sophisticated enough for any adult and fun for the kiddos. WIN, WIN! These healthy apple rings would be great for breakfast as well! … but today, they were dessert! 🙂 Continue reading “healthy apple rings”
Ahhh, the perfect way to get your apple pie fix … all folded up in its own 1st class package. Mmmm …