Do you want to know the best thing about these crustless apple pie cups? They are actually pretty dang good for you.
Crustless Apple Pies
To make a delicious pie you must have a crust right? Wrong! These mini crustless apple pies are the easiest dessert you will ever make.
Tell me the best way to serve crustless apple pie?
The best way to serve crustless apple pie is with these crustless apple pie cups. Add a little dairy-free ice cream and ground cinnamon on top and you are eating an exceptionally health snack.
Not Your Grandma’s Apple Pie
This recipe is made with sliced apples but there is no pie crust. It’s apple pie without the crust. That means it’s a bit healthier for you since there is no white flour or sugar in the “crust.”
No Crust Apple Pie
If you are looking for an easy and delicious way to make apple pie, this recipe is for you! This crustless apple pie is so good, you won’t even miss the crust.
Add Vanilla Ice Cream
The best apple pie topping ever is a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s the perfect way to enjoy this healthy dessert.
Top with Ground Cinnamon
Another great way to top these crustless apple pie cups is with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon. This will give them an extra flavor boost.
Drizzle Melted Butter
Before you add all the ice cream and whipped cream and whatever else you want to add… try drizzling melted butter on top. If you only eat dairy-free then you can use coconut oil.
What are the best Apples to Use for this Crustless Apple Pie Recipe?
There are different types of apples that can be used in this recipe. You want to use an apple that will stay firm and not turn into mush when baked.
I’ve discovered that a tart apple like the Granny Smith works in a lot of baking recipes. If you want something a bit sweeter, Braeburn, Honeycrisp, and Winesap apples are all excellent choices.
How Many Apples do you Need for these Crustless Apple pie cups?
I used 2 apple halves to create thin slices, then I chopped them up into really small pieces with a paring knife. You can use crispier apples if your recipes calls for it.
What Kind of Apples Should I Use?
This is sort of based on preference. I like to use Granny Smith apples because they are tart and have a firm texture. However, you could also use Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, or any other type of baking apple.
The bottom line is that you want to use an apple that won’t turn into mush when baked. Those tend to be the crispier ones. If your favorites apples aren’t in season, try a different kind of apples when you make crustless apple pie cups… you may end up with something delicious.
Super Easy Recipe
If you can bake something in the oven you can make this recipe. If you can cut apples you can make this recipe. Sliced apples and turning an oven on along with measuring a couple of things is pretty much all there is to it.
You will not need a pie plate but you will need silicone muffin tins. The prep time including apple slices should take you less than 10 minutes.
You will need a bowl to mix all of the ingredients together before you bake in the muffin tins.
Do I need A Baking Sheet Or A Pie Plate?
To make these crustless apple pie cups you only need a silicone muffin tin. No baking sheet, baking dish, pie plate and the recipe calls for no sugar either.
Warm Apple Pie (Crustless, so don’t get any ideas)
There’s nothing quite like a warm apple pie, fresh from the oven. The apples are perfectly tender, the crust is crispy and buttery, and the cinnamon-sugar topping is irresistible. Apple pie is definitely one of my favorite desserts, and I’m sure it’s a favorite for many other people too.
But sometimes, you just don’t want to deal with making a crust. Maybe you’re short on time, or maybe you’re trying to eat a little healthier and want to avoid the extra calories that come along with a traditional crust. Whatever the reason, these crustless apple pie cups are the perfect solution.
These little pies are made with just a few simple ingredients, and they come together in no time. Plus, they’re individual servings, so you don’t have to worry about cutting (and eating) a whole pie by yourself!
Silicone Tins Mean No Parchment Paper
Being that you don’t need a prepared baking sheet, you can get away with not using parchment paper.
Grandmas Apple Pie Recipe
Please don’t be mad grandma, I just don’t like the crust! Thankfully granny smith doesn’t mind. That’s right you can use any type of apples you want for this recipe, but a firmer apple is better so it doesn’t turn to mush.
I mean you aren’t making a homemade pie crust here. These are delicious crustless apple pie cups. Made from cutting the apple halves into slices, then cutting those slices into small pieces.
Cinnamon & Brown Sugar
I use less sugar in my recipes because I find that the fruit is sweet enough on its own. But if you like things on the sweeter side, by all means, try some brown sugar. Just remember if you add sugar it may caramelize in the oven, so if you add too much it will be very sweet.
You can also add a few ground cloves or nutmeg to the cinnamon-sugar mixture. I like to keep things simple, but feel free to experiment!
What are some other toppings I can use?
In addition to the traditional ice cream, there are a few other toppings that would be delicious on these crustless apple pie cups.
Try one of these:
– caramel sauce
– whipped cream
– chopped nuts
– chocolate chips
– crumbled bacon (yes, really!)
No matter what topping you choose, I’m sure you’ll love these little crustless apple pie cups.
Crustless Apple Pie Cups
Calories Per Serving
- 1 egg
- 1/2 c. egg whites
- 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
- 12 drops vanilla or english toffee stevia
- 1/2 small apple cored and finely chopped
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place egg, egg whites, applesauce, and stevia in blender and pulse until combined.
- Pour mixture evenly into 6 silicone muffin tins.
- In small bowl, mix stir cinnamon into chopped apples until well coated.
- Spoon apple pieces evenly into each muffin tin.
- Bake for 30 mins.
- Remove from oven and allow to come to room temperature then refrigerate for 20 minutes.