Friday, July 27, 2012

Skinny Apple Pie Bites with Vanilla Glaze

Ever since I posted the buffalo chicken bites recipe I've been brainstorming what to fill those little wonton wrappers with next. I feel like they are kind of the perfect vessel, 20 calories each, no artificial ingredients or high fructose corn syrup (at least the kind I have don't, can't vouch for every single wonton wrapper), but they create a crust for your little goodies inside. That's a winner in my book. Plus they are just made to be dipped in some delicious sauce. So in my brainstorming session I came up with 2 ideas that I was really obsessed with, today's apple pie bites, and another recipe I'll be sharing when football season starts. I wasn't quite sure how well the wonton wrappers would work with a sweet filling since I had only used them with savory fillings previously, but they were fantastic. The perfect little bite of sweetness. With the vanilla glaze on top (or heck, I was dipping them) it's just confectionery goodness. OH and PS: They clock in at just under 50 calories per piece. And you'll get a lil serving of fruit. An apple a day keeps the Dr. away...:-)

2 Tbsp. lemon juice (or lemon-lime soda if you don't have lemon juice!)
4 C. water
2 Apples, cored & diced (I used golden delicious, any apple will do!)
1 Tbsp. butter
1/2 C. Brown Sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 Tbsp. water

For glaze:
1/2 C. powdered sugar
1/2 Tbsp. Milk (I used almond milk)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine lemon juice (or lemon-lime soda) and water in a bowl. Wash apples.
My pretty apples!
Step 2: Core and dice apples and place in bowl with lemon- water mixture to keep them from browning.
Step 3: Melt butter in large skillet over medium- high heat.
Step 4: Drain water from apples and add them to the skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 2 minutes.
Step 5: Add brown sugar and cinnamon to apples. Stir to combine and cook for another 2 minutes.
Step 6: Combine 1/2 Tbsp. corn starch and 1/2 Tbsp. water in a separate bowl and add to apples. Stir to combine and cook for another minute, the sauce will thicken.
Step 7: Set yourself up a little wonton rolling station. You'll need a small bowl of water and a surface to roll your wontons. Set out your first wonton wrapper and place about a teaspoon of the apple mixture in the center.
Fold the top half over the apple mixture
Wet the bottom half with your finger and fold over the top half, seal with water.
Wet the right side and fold to the center. Press to seal. Repeat with the left side.

Step 8: Roll all the wontons as described above and add to a glass baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray.
Step 9: Spray tops of wontons with non-stick spray and back for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Step 10: For glaze: combine powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla in a bowl.
Step 11: Drizzle glaze over apple pie bites, or use as a dipping sauce on the side. Enjoy!


  1. Found your blog via your mom and I love it! I'm a complete novice in the kitchen, so I REALLY appreciate all the step by step pictures!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Marielle! I love new friends checking out the blog:) I try to make every recipe as simple and accessible as possible, with step-by-step photo tutorials, it's easy! You'll be a whiz in no time :-)