I have been super excited to try Julie’s recipe for Sort-Of Apple Pie since she emailed it to me a couple of weeks ago. I finally organized my scattered brain enough to get most of the (3!) ingredients. The Mister is at the store right now getting the cottage cheese. What I like most about this recipe is the lean protein-fruit combo. I’m looking forward to a sweet treat that is actually filling! And while I am normally not a fan of plain cottage cheese, I am willing to give this one a try because I do like it occasionally with fruit. I calculated the recipe for point value, and it’s between 3-4 points, depending on whether you use a medium or large apple.
Oh, and another reason why I am trying this recipe? Julie’s kids love it. If that isn’t a indication of how tasty this sweet treat is, well then I don’t know what is.
Julie’s Sort-Of Apple Pie
1/2 cup Cottage Cheese [I use low fat for 2 points–ed.]
cinnamon and sweetener, to taste
- Peel, core & chop one apple
- In a small microwave-safe bowl, mix the apple with one packet of sweetener and a sprinkle of cinnamon (more cinnamon if you like it). [I am not a fan of artificial sweeteners, so I am going to try the recipe several times using various natural sweeteners, like Stevia. –ed.]
- Microwave for about 1-1 1/2 mins until the apples are cooked (not mushy though). Remove from microwave (this sucker is gonna be HOT – use oven mitts) and immediately stir in 1/2 cup of cottage cheese. Yup – cottage cheese.
- Mix it all together & eat – it tastes like apple pie. Seriously. If you can’t stomach the cottage cheese, try FF vanilla yogurt. You get a fruit & protein & dessert all in one.
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