Devin Alexander’s Crustless Apple Pie

March 20, 2012

Devin's guilt free dessert recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth

Devin says: Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apples are great for this low calorie dessert. If you really feel like a treat add ½ cup of vanilla frozen yogurt for each serving to make Crustless Apple Pie a La Mode.

This recipe makes 2 servings.

Butter-flavored cooking spray
1-1/2 large crisp apples (such as Golden Delicious or Granny Smith), peeled, halved and cored
1/4 cup 100% apple juice (not from concentrate)
1 tablespoon (unpacked) brown sugar
1 teaspoon unsalted butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Lightly mist 2 (3-1/2-inch-diameter) ramekins with spray.
Cut each apple half into ¾” chunks and place the chunks in a small mixing bowl.

In a deep small bowl, stir the apple juice, sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Pour half of the apple juice mixture evenly over the apples and stir to coat the apples.
Reserve the remaining half.
Divide the apple mixture evenly between the two ramekins.

Bake them for 30 minutes.
Pour the reserved mixture evenly over the apples and stir gently to add moisture to the top pieces. Bake them an additional 15 minutes, or until the apples are very tender and the glaze has caramelized on the apples (it should look dark brown, but not blackened).
Cool for 5 minutes; then serve immediately.

Nutritional info: each serving has 139 calories, trace protein, 32 g carbohydrates (25 g sugar), 2 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 7 mg sodium

Nutritional info for Crustless Apple Pie a La Mode: each serving has: 251 calories, 6 g protein, 54 g carbohydrates (48 g sugar), 3 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 7 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 82 mg sodium

Devin travels the country lecturing and consulting for major U.S. food and cookware companies. She’s on the Advisory Board of the American Culinary Federation’s Chef Child Foundation, Larry King Foundation’s Go-To-Chef to speak on “Obesity in America”, she recently returned from the White House as part of Michelle Obama’s, Chefs Move To Schools Program; and we are proud to have her as a contributor to - you can find her recipes and tips every Tuesday and visit her at

Copyright Devin Alexander 2012. Twitter: @ChefDevin