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This Fried Apple Pie is a healthier version of McDonalds! It’s a THM Crossover (or an E, if you follow the suggestion in the recipe notes below) and doesn’t contain any added sugar!
I doubt I’m the only person who enjoys eating healthy but still misses McDonalds’ apple pies…. Good news! This version is a pretty good mimicry! And it’s super easy to throw together when you need a quick fix.
Based off of the same principle used for my Fried Cream Cheese and Berry Taco, this Fried Apple Pie envelopes an amazing filling of delicately spiced apples. I added some cream cheese, which you can omit if you like, but it adds a nice creaminess.
How do I enjoy THM Crossovers?
Trim Healthy Mamas, this recipe is a crossover. Crossovers are healthy but not as weight-loss-promoting as recipes that stick with a single fuel (i.e. either carbs or fats – not both in the same recipe). If you’re at goal weight, you can enjoy crossovers no problem! If you still have some pounds to lose, keep crossovers for once-in-awhile treats.
Want to stick with just one fuel? The Fried Cream Cheese and Berry Taco I mentioned earlier is a solid THM S, and you can check out the notes section of the recipe below for a THM E version of this Fried Apple Pie that’s not quite as decadent but should still be delicious.
Ahem…just so you know, there’s a S’mores Taco recipe in Necessary Food….
A word to the wise
Don’t omit the cloves! The cloves are what really trigger the “McDonald’s apple pie” taste button in my brain.
- If anyone’s wondering, I used Granny Smith apples in this recipe. Mmm…I love their tartness, and they hold up great for baking.
- Coconut oil does a delightful job of making fried foods crispy, and it works magic with low carb tortillas or the Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran, and Whole Wheat Lavash Bread I mention in the recipe below. Frying it in coconut oil turns it into a pie pastry-like shell!
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You can also find this recipe in Convenient Food!Print