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Weight Watchers Upside-Down Apple Pie Recipe for Instant Pot Weight Watchers Upside-Down Apple Pie Recipe for Instant Pot

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Weight Watchers Upside-Down Apple Pie Recipe for Instant Pot

Written by: Emily Smith

This upside-down apple pie is my go-to comfort food. It's sweet, tangy, and warm - a perfect treat for a cozy night in. Plus, it's weight watchers friendly!

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Ever had a craving for something sweet, but not too bad for the waistline? Let me share my secret weapon - my instant pot upside-down apple pie. It's a deliciously sneaky way to enjoy dessert without feeling too guilty. Fresh, tangy apples are layered with warm spices and a light, fluffy crust. It's like a little slice of autumn, any time you want it. You won't believe it's weight watchers friendly! So grab your instant pot and let's get cooking. You're going to love this one!

Ingredients for Upside-Down Apple Pie

  • Apples: Sweet and juicy fruit that forms the base of the pie, providing natural sweetness and a soft texture when cooked.
  • Brown sugar: Adds a rich caramel flavor to the apple filling, enhancing the sweetness and depth of the pie's taste.
  • Cinnamon: Infuses warm and aromatic spice into the apple mixture, creating a cozy and familiar flavor profile in the pie.
  • Nutmeg: Complements the cinnamon with its nutty and slightly sweet taste, adding complexity to the apple pie filling.
  • Lemon juice: Balances the sweetness of the apples and sugar, adding a touch of acidity to brighten the flavors in the pie.
  • Water: Provides moisture to the instant pot, helping to create steam for pressure cooking the apple pie.
  • All-purpose flour: Forms the base of the cake-like topping, binding the ingredients together for a fluffy and tender texture.
  • Granulated sugar: Sweetens the cake topping, creating a delicate sweetness that contrasts with the caramelized apple layer.
  • Baking powder: Acts as a leavening agent in the cake batter, helping it rise and become light and airy when cooked.
  • Unsweetened applesauce: Adds moisture and natural sweetness to the cake batter, reducing the need for additional sugar and fat.
  • Unsweetened almond milk: Provides liquid for the cake batter, adding a subtle nutty flavor without overpowering the other ingredients.
  • Vanilla extract: Enhances the overall flavor profile of the cake topping, adding a warm and aromatic note to the dessert.

Essential Tools for Making This Instant Pot Dessert

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the apple pie quickly and efficiently.
  • Peeler: Needed to peel the apples before slicing them for the pie filling.
  • Mixing bowl: To combine the ingredients for the apple filling and the batter for the pie.

Serves: 6 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix sliced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice.
  2. Place the apple mixture in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  3. In another bowl, mix flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add applesauce, almond milk, and vanilla extract to the flour mixture. Stir until well combined.
  5. Spread the batter over the apples in the Instant Pot.
  6. Close the lid, set the Instant Pot to manual high pressure for 25 minutes.
  7. Once done, do a quick release and carefully remove the pie from the Instant Pot.
  8. Let it cool slightly before flipping it onto a plate.
  9. Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 220 kcal | Carbohydrates: 52 g | Protein: 2 g | Total Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 150 mg | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 32 g | Calcium: 40 mg | Potassium: 200 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Vitamin A: 50 µg | Vitamin C: 8 mg

Preparing and Storing Upside-Down Apple Pie Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  1. Prepare the apple pie as directed in the recipe.
  2. Allow the pie to cool completely.
  3. Cover the pie tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
  4. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before serving.

Freezing Instructions

  1. Prepare the apple pie as directed in the recipe.
  2. Allow the pie to cool completely.
  3. Wrap the pie tightly in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil.
  4. Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  5. To serve, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven before serving.

Fun Fact: You can enhance the flavor of this Instant Pot Recipe for Weight Watchers Upside-Down Apple Pie by adding a sprinkle of ground cardamom to the apple mixture for a unique and aromatic twist! Enjoy the delightful fusion of flavors in every bite.

Common Questions About Making Instant Pot Weight Watchers Upside-Down Apple Pie

FAQ:
Can I use a different type of flour for this recipe?
Yes, you can try using whole wheat flour or a gluten-free flour blend as a substitute.
Can I replace almond milk with regular milk?
Yes, you can use any type of milk you prefer in place of almond milk.
How can I store leftovers?
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Can I add nuts to this recipe?
Absolutely! Chopped pecans or walnuts would be a delicious addition to this upside-down apple pie.
Can I use a different fruit instead of apples?
Certainly! You can try using pears, peaches, or a combination of fruits for a different flavor twist.

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