The Chew: Dessert Recipes for Weight Watchers
Lisa Fontanesi, a family cooking expert, was back on The Chew as a finalist for The Chew’s Search for the Weight Watchers Chef. She loves how food brings families together. Her dessert submission in this cooking competition was Nannie’s Apple Pie Recipe.
Her recipe comes from her late mother-in-law, whom she is reminded of at Valentine’s Day. She said kids love to use an apple peeling machine that cores and slices them all at once. The citric acid will prevent oxidation and add a bit of tartness.
Lisa’s other secret was just putting crust around the edge, not on the bottom, to help cut out a few extra calories. The judges gave her a score of 84/90 for this round, and she will compete in part two of the final cook-off on an upcoming episode.
The Chew: Weight Watchers Nannie’s Apple Pie Recipe Ingredients
- 1/2 Pie Crust, rolled out and cut into 6 strips
- 5 Fuji Apples
- 2 1/2 tbsp Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar
- Lemon Juice
- 1/3 cup packed Brown Sugar
- fresh Mint
- 1 Butter Flavored Canola Cooking Spray
- 1/2 cup No-Calorie Natural Sweetener
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 cup White Whole Wheat Flour
- 5 tbsp Light Salted Butter
- 6 oz Low Fat Vanilla Ice Cream
Weight Watchers: The Chew Nannie’s Apple Pie Recipe Directions
- Wrap dough strips in plastic and freeze until ready to bake.
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Wash, dry, core, and slice apple thinly.
- Combine sugar substitute with cinnamon and cane sugar.
- Sprinkle this sweet mixture over the apples.
- Add lemon juice to your taste.
- Mix butter with brown sugar and flour to form tiny pea-sized pellets.
- Spray ramekins with cooking spray.
- Line them using crust strips.
- Heap apples into the ramekins and top with crumble mix.
- Cover in parchment and foil.
- Place on a prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove foil.
- Return to oven for 25-35 minutes, until golden and tender.
- Let cool before serving.
- Optionally, serve with vanilla ice cream.