I wanted to make an apple pie dish that was easy and somewhat healthy for dessert the other night. I had a bunch of waffles in the freezer and a bowl full of apples, so I thought I’d get creative and invent something new. I made a basic apple pie filling, using Amaretto to glaze the apples, and used a waffle as a crust substitution. I also wanted a cream based topping, so I grabbed some plain, fat free Greek yogurt and just added honey, a little bit of sugar, and some vanilla extract to it.
Overall, this dish turned out amazing. And the best part was that it was super easy and low fat.
Apple Pie Filling
- 2 waffles (any kind or brand, I used whole wheat Eggo waffles)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 large splash of Amaretto
- 1 cup Greek yogurt (I used fat free)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon sugar (or honey)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt the butter in a pan at medium high heat, while you thinly slice the apples. Once the butter has melted, throw the apples in the pan with the butter, and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir all the ingredients, then let the apples cook for a few minutes, continuing to stir so that the apples don’t burn. You can turn down the heat a bit if you think it’s too high, but you want to make sure that it’s hot enough so that the apples cook properly, and get soft and tender.
Now would be a good time to heat up your waffles.
After a few minutes, add the sugar to the apple mixture and stir until it all melts. Once the sugar has melted, add the Amaretto to the pan and keep on stirring until you see the apples starting to glaze a bit, no more than 1 minute. Remove the pan from the burner and set aside.
Take the Greek yogurt and sweeten it with the honey and sugar, then mix in the vanilla extract. Instead of using plain Greek yogurt, you can buy the sweetened, vanilla kind if you wish. Or you don’t have to sweeten the yogurt at all if you don’t want to.
Take the waffles and place them on a plate. Top each waffle with the apple mixture then scoop some of the Greek yogurt on top.