Skinny Wednesday ~ {apple pie baked in an apple}

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apple pie baked in an apple {skinny wednesdyas} - #fall #pie


I LOVE blogging.

Food is my thing.

reading about it

shopping for it

making it

and of course eating it

Blogging about it has been such an adventure, and  I have met SO many wonderful friends in person and online.

Unfortunately,  along with the friends I’ve gained, I’ve gained something else as well…





SO, along with some of my best blogging friends, I am doing something about it.


Baked Appple Pie in an Apple - #pie


However, I do NOT want to focus on losing weight.  That’s NOT fun, and I happen to think that it contains a negative message {yes I know I have weight to lose, but that’s not how I choose to look at it}.  Instead I want to focus on moving more and eating better.

{I am moving a lot more – as we are now walking to and from school, every. single. day. }

For the eating better  part… I am going to skinny some of my favorites to make them better for me, because we ALL know that to deprive yourself of dessert  makes you want it that much more.

First up, the classic apple pie. Fall on a a plate.

By baking the pie in the apple, in place of all that crust, the calories are slashed, along with a lot of the fat. You get all of the great apple and cinnamon taste, with just a bit of crust. Plus, you know my crust skills are seriously lacking.  

I promise you will NOT feel cheated in any way, and everyone get’s their own.


Skinny Wednesday ~ {apple pie baked in an apple}


  • 5 large apples{i used a mix of Fuji and Granny Smith}
  • 1 pre-made crust {you can of course use home made}
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp butter {cut in 8 small pieces} - optional


  • Core and hollow out 4 of the apples {do NOT cut all the way through}
  • dice up the apple from the 4 cored and the 1 remaining apple
  • combine the apples with the cinnamon , sugar, and nutmeg
  • fill each of the 4 apples with the filling
  • place two small pieces of butter in each apple {this is optional}
  • roll out your pie crust
  • cut into strips
  • create a lattice on top of each apple {trimming the extra on the sides}
  • bake @375 for 30 minutes


Apple Pie baked in the Apple - #apple #pie


The best part – you can eat the entire pie 🙂

I will never be one for giving things up entirely, and I do believe it’s okay to have a little of everything in moderation.

Make sure to visit a few of my friends  as they begin this journey to better health with me:









and the mastermind of it all Karyn


I  hope you enjoy the journey with us!

Apple Pie in the Apple - #pie #apple