Guys, I think it's pie season. Every magazine cover I look at seems to have a pie (or two or three) on it. This proves a few things: 1. I apparently only read food magazines. 2. It's pie season. I've already started making my list of possible pies I'll be baking for Thanksgiving this year (I'm way early, I know). But man cannot live on pie alone. A great and lighter alternative is baked fruit. You still get to enjoy all the delicious fruit flavor without quite so much butter, sugar and crust. Here are a few of my favorites.Baked Peach Parfait, makes 4 servings.
Needed: 2 peaches, 1/2 cup oats, 1/8 cup olive oil, 1/8 cup maple syrup or honey, a few pinches of cinnamon, and a handful of chopped pecans.
In a small bowl, combine the oats, oil, sweetener, cinnamon and pecans. Stir, making sure every oat is coated in oil and sweetener. Slice peaches in half and remove pits. Fill with oat filling and bake at 400 F for 15-18 minutes, until softened and the skin begins to pull away from the fruit. Garnish with whipped cream.Baked Grapefruit, makes 4 servings. This is great for breakfast or a light dessert!
Needed: 2 grapefruits and a conservative handful of brown sugar.
Slice grapefruits in half and remove as many seeds as you can. Begin to segment the grapefruit—this will allow the sugar to soak in even more. Sprinkle with sugar and bake at 400 F for 16-18 minutes.Baked Apples (or "Opposite Apple Pie" if you're feeling clever, and I AM), makes 4 servings.
Needed: 2 apples (I like Granny Smith), 1/4 cup brown sugar, a few pinches of cinnamon and 1/2 sheet of puff pastry.
Core apples and slice in half. Coat the inside with brown sugar. Slice up the puff pastry into thin strips and create a lattice design over the apples. Sprinkle with a little more sugar and cinnamon. Bake at 400 F for 16-18 minutes until puff pastry is golden brown, and apple has softened. Serve with vanilla ice cream!As you can see these are super easy to make but also really cute and delicious. Impress your next dinner party guests with this sweet pie alternative. Happy baking! xo. Emma
I actually have the pink grapefruit all of the time, but I’m too impatient to eat it so it doesn’t look that great when I try it!
Yum-O! This morning I made the baked grapefruit with 1tsp truvia, and 1tsp brown sugar. Amazing, and healthy. At about 65 calories for my breakfast… I am thrilled. 🙂
Yum this looks really good. The baked apple looks amazing!
I love how easy these three “pies” look to make. I don’t look my pies to crusty as it is so this is just perfect.
I NEED to remember this! It looks great.. it looks delicious! Beautiful pictures too!
Yumm! Great alternative to fattening and heavy pies!
Grapefruit! I’ve never thought to bake them! I usually just sprinkle it with a little Truvia, but I will try this!
I love this! My family is coming over for dinner next week and these would be perfect.
I’ve made the baked peach recipe three times now, once using a nectarine instead. It is such a wonderful, delicious treat. Thank you for the great recipe!
I love this idea! I made apple pie once from scratch that was super successful, but since moving out of my college dorm and back home (where the oven is broken) I’ve been deprived of pie making! These baked fruit “pies” seem completely possible in my mini toaster oven and even if the fruit is undercooked… so what? It’s fruit! :]
Hahaha! I totally have also started my Thanksgiving pie list! I’m thinking, apple with olive oil crust, pumpkin cream, and derby.
Baked grapefruit is an awesome winter breakfast, especially topped with a little cinnamon and a squeeze of lime juice.
Yummy, they looks delish.
And super easy as well, so double-bonus!
mm baked grapefruit? I’m intrigued!
♥ Meghan, The Flight of Fancy
I’ve never heard of baked grapefruit. Thanks for being adventurous.
That baked grapefruit looks really fantastic!
Those inside out apple pies look awesome!!
That looks super yummy and definitely easy to make. I will be trying it this weekend!
Baked apples: yummy!