Fast & Frugal Cookbook
Apple Pie with Granola Crumb Topping

The crust is very flaky, the filling is very tasty and the crumb topping is sweet and crunchy, thus the ideal combination for a quick and easy home-style light apple pie that is every bit as delicious as the high calorie versions but a lot easier on the waistline!

Apple Pie with Granola Crumb Topping
Calories: 188 (15% fat); Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Carbohydrate: 37g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Protein: 2g; Sodium: 125mg; 
Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 carbohydrate, 1/2 fat
Yield: 6 servings

10

fillo (phyllo) dough sheets

1/2

cup oatmeal
1/3 cup Splenda brown sugar blend 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 tablespoons light butter 1 (20 oz) can no sugar added apple pie filling
1 (.14 oz) pouch Alpine spiced cider sugar-free apple flavor drink mix (from a 1.4 oz) box of 10 pounches    

DIRECTIONS 

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Make Pie Shell:
Take 10 sheets of fillo (phyllo) dough and lay them flat
Spray each sheet of dough with butter flavor cooking spray. Individually stack the sheets into a pie plate like tire spindles, crossing in the center. Allow the extra to hang over the sides of the pie plate.
With sharp scissors, cut the fillo (phyllo) dough hanging off the edges of the pie plate.
Place pie dough in oven for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.

Make Granola:
Take the cut off excess of fillo (phyllo) dough and finely chop it. Place in a medium size mixing bowl.
Add to mixing bowl 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/3 cup Splenda brown sugar blend, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice mix, and 2 tablespoons light butter.
Using a spatula, cut the ingredients together. Set aside.
Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
Spread the oatmeal mixture on the baking sheet. Bake for 4-5 minutes, just until the butter melts.
Remove from oven and with a spatula stir the oatmeal mixture around the baking sheet making a carmelized granola.
Make Pie Filling:
In a microwave safe mixing bowl combine 1 (20 oz) can of no sugar added apple pie filling and 1 (.14 oz) pouch Alpine spiced cider sugar-free apple flavor drink mix from a (1.4 oz) box of 10 pouches.
Cover with wax paper and cook in microwave for 2 minutes. Stir and heat for 1 additional minute.
Assemble Pie:
Place the apple filling in the made pie shell.
Top with granola that you made and serve.

Helpful Hints:

  • This pie needs to be eaten the same day it's made or the crust will become soggy.

  • This pie comes together very quickly so have all of your ingredients sitting out.

  • This pie does not freeze well.

  • Phyllo Dough (also spelled Fillo Dough) is in the freezer section. It comes in 1-pound boxes. Each box has about 40 sheets in one box of Phyllo dough. It is super simple to work with, so do not be intimidated to use it, if you never have before.

Supplies List
• Oven
• Pie plate
• Sharp scissors
• Timer
• Cutting board
• Medium sized mixing bowl
• Baking sheet
• Microwave safe mixing bowl
• Wax paper
• Microwave oven
Grocery List
DAIRY
Light butter
PACKAGED
Oatmeal (1/2 cup needed)
1 (20 oz) can of no sugar added apple pie filling
1 (.14 oz) pouch of Alpine spiced cider sugar-free apple flavor drink mix
Pantry List
Non-stick cooking spray
Splenda brown sugar blend
Pumpkin pie spice
Butter flavor cooking spray