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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 124.3
  • Total Fat: 4.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.2 mg
  • Sodium: 59.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g

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Mini Apple Tarts

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Mini Apple Tarts

Introduction

Instead of a whole pie, try making bite-size tarts. The diminutive desserts cook quicker and are automatically portion controlled. Plus, they're easier to make for a crowd, and there's no need for a fork and plate.

Instead of a whole pie, try making bite-size tarts. The diminutive desserts cook quicker and are automatically portion controlled. Plus, they're easier to make for a crowd, and there's no need for a fork and plate.


Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    24 phyllo dough tart shells
    4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced
    1 lemon, juiced
    2 T butter, unsalted
    4 T brown sugar
    1/2 c caramel ice cream topping
    1/2 c whipped cream (optional--nutrition info NOT included)


Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place tart shells on a baking tray. Combine lemon juice and apples in a mixing bowl. In a cast iron or heavy skillet, heat the butter until frothy. Add brown sugar and cook until dark in color; about 1-2 minutes. Add apples and toss. Transfer apples to the tart shells. Bake 6-7 minutes. Allow to cool slightly; top with sauce and whipped cream (optional--nutrition info NOT included).

To make your own tart shells:Spray 24 mini muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. Remove phyllo dough from packaging. Slice into 1 inch strips then cut each strip into 2 inch segments. Using 3 layers at a time, fill the cups, spraying cooking spray between each layer. Repeat process three times.

Serving Size: two filled shells with 1 teaspoon caramel sauce.






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  • Incredible!
    34 of 34 people found this review helpful
    These were very good! I cut down the sugars by using Splenda brown sugar blend--so my diabetic husband could enjoy with us. Even without the whipped cream, they were spectacular. Going to make them for my office party in December. - 11/29/09

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  • Very Good
    29 of 30 people found this review helpful
    I made them the other night. I swap out the phyllo pre made pie crust, which I rolled out and took a glass and cut circles and put into cupcake pans. I also added apple pie spice to the butter and sugar mixture . They came out great!!! Due to the swap with the crust had to bake for 30 mins. - 11/5/10

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  • Good
    29 of 29 people found this review helpful
    It was ok. Some of the fillo shells stuck to the sheet because of the high liquid content. Make sure you just put the apples int he shells and not the liquid! - 9/29/10

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  • Good
    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
    I made these with home made pastry, added apple pie spice & ground coriander (this spices doubles sweet tastes so you can use 1/2 the sugar). Also used dried apples from my own trees. They soaked up excess liquid & plumped up nicely. - 12/28/10

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  • 24 of 26 people found this review helpful
    Is phyllo dough tart shells something you can find in the grocery store? I don't think I've ever seen them there. - 11/11/09

    Reply from CHEF_MEG (11/11/09)
    Yes, they are available in the freezer section of the store. Ask at your local supermarket; they should be able to help you find them.


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  • Incredible!
    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    I made these today for a get together at my house. They were a hit! I just looked on the nutrition by ingredient page, though, and cinnamon was listed. Cinnamon isn't on the recipe page. I wonder if that would make them even better??? - 9/18/10

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  • 16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    These were great. I use these shells for so many quick recipes. I added some apple pie spice to give it a little more flavor. - 10/29/10

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
    These were absolutely delicious!!!

    I had WAY too much apple filling left over though, so next time I'll cut back the number of apples to 3 instead of 4. I would also recommend adding the brown sugar AFTER adding the apples because the sugar hardened when I added the apples. - 11/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Loved these! Easy to make-even if you make the shells yourself. I didn't feel super guilty about eating them either-that's always a plus! - 11/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Made these with my kids and they were sooo yummy, and easy to make. - 11/17/09

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  • O.K.
    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Filling must have been far too wet because the phyllo shells (store-bought) collapsed and came out very soggy. :( - 11/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I modified this for New Year's day and added a little vanilla cognac while cooking, and a cup of pomagranite seeds: it was amazingly good! Did not need to have caramel or cream on top. - 1/1/11

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  • Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    These were good. I think next time I'll cut down on the apples. I had way too many. I'll also cook the apples a little longer to make them softer. Good dessert. - 12/1/10

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  • 7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    The phyllo shells stand alone on the baking sheet.
    - 11/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    These are delicious. The first time I made them, I added some cinnamon and nutmeg for a more apple pie taste. The second time was the recipie as written and it had that caramel apple taste. Either way, they were so tasty. Thanks for sharing this one Chef Meg! - 2/25/11

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    These were a hit when I took them to my sister-in-laws for Thanksgiving! - 11/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    These are delish!! A big hit at home and at the office!! Very easy to make even if you can't find the premade tarts. I didn't even use the cooking spary after each sheet when you make them yourselves..you really don't need to! - 1/24/11

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My family does not have dessert very often, but I wanted to do something special for my 5 and 3 year old. They found them to be a little to tart but the rest of us loved them. I did add cinnamon. It made it real apple pie like. This recipe was so easy to make that I know I will make again. Yummy!! - 1/7/11

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made these tonight. I used a different type of apple (the ones off my own tree) and got too thick a caramel sauce but in spite of this they came out great. I'll make them again. - 9/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is delicious! - 5/11/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    These were great! The apples were too tart for my kids but my husband and I loved them. I used a pie crust and 4 apples were way too many to fill the 24 cups. Very good recipe, thank you for sharing! - 1/26/11

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My daughter recently made some that were similar to this. I loved them! I think these would be good and easy to make with my granddaughters for their sleepover with Grandma night. - 1/3/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 11/15/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made these tonight with a few changes for my own taste and they were amazing! I didn't use the caramel sauce because i'm not a fan so i added cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and vanilla. I also cut the brown sugar and used I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray. Cut the calories to 63 for two shells. =) - 10/27/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used parchment paper on the pan to avoid sticking.I also used "I can't believe it's not butter" spray-0 fat,0 calories, instead of butter. I chopped the apples, sprayed them, tossed with brown sugar and pie spices, put in shells and baked. This cut back on calories even more, & was still delish!!! - 4/3/11

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    If you use a sweeter cooking apple, you won't need as much brown sugar, or the caramel topping. - 3/13/11

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made these this past Thanksgiving, and they were pretty good, especially with a bit of Cool Whip and light caramel drizzled on top. Got soggy quickly, though, with the lemon juice, and many stuck to the baking tray. - 2/2/11

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My children loved this. A sure family favourite. - 10/29/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am making these tonight... For everyone else in Europe: 375 degrees Fahrenheit are 190 degrees Celsius.

    EDIT: For some reason it's all to fluid and the tarts fall apart. I bought finished, ready to serve tartelettes and am just making the filling. Fast and nice as well - 10/15/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A few recipe modifications from a personal trainer:
    Butter - use half and the other half grapeseed or canola oil
    Ice cream - frozen yogurt instead
    Brown Sugar - Honey instead
    ADD a good amount of Cinnamon to counteract your body's insulin response and keep blood sugars more stable :) - 2/2/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    loved this much less tempting than faced with a whole pie-daughters and I really enjoyed them - 1/21/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used comstock apples in the can, cut in smaller pieces. Placed in tart, warmed. Dee lish. Or, add cranberries in can and combine with the apples in can to make a fruit mixture. - 12/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious, they came out wonderful and I used half the required suger. - 12/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I agree with some of the other comments that excess liquid made the dough a bit soggy, but otherwise these were great! I am going to make these again for sure! - 11/29/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Question: Should I wait to make these the day I will be serving them or is it ok to make them one day in advance? If I make them in advance, how should I store them (in the fridge or at room temperature) and will I need to reheat them in the oven before serving them? - 11/24/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were so delicous! Like another member I substituted splenda brown sugar for my diabetic mother's birthday treats! The candles fit in the tarts perfectly! Plus I did add cinanamon...YUM! - 11/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good and simple to make! I made these for work and they were a big hit! - 11/10/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Gotta try these when the kids come to visit next weekend! - 11/2/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Sounds toooooo delicious! Can't wait to try them. - 12/14/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely delicious - 11/28/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Can you buy the premade tart shells in the grocery store, or do you have to make them yourself with the phyllo dough? - 11/23/09

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  • save - 11/21/13

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  • Grand kids love them. - 11/16/13

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  • The mini apple tarts are very good, however, it doesn't take long for the phyllo to become soggy. They are best eaten within a day of being made. - 11/15/13

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  • Be careful of Splenda, it is poison. Turns into formaldehyde once in your body. Stevia is a great alternative. - 11/5/13

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  • Several differences in the recipe here and on her video. Oven temp, cooking times, calories etc.
    - 10/6/13

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  • I made these with my own pastry recipe and added some cinnamon and sugar....they were delicious....will definitely make them again! When using regular pastry, they take about 20 minutes to bake..... - 6/10/13

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  • muy buenas, estan riquisimas - 12/14/12

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  • Yum! Best eaten warm right out of the oven. I left out the lemon juice since Granny Smiths are pretty tart already, and they were perfect. A whole lot quicker than making a traditional pie, and look so adorable! - 11/25/12

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  • Very good tart. Recipe was simple and easy to follow. Got good compliments from guests. Tart shells were crispy, but a little bland. Still a delicious alternative to a whole pie. - 11/22/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A picture would be nice. I need visuals! - 11/17/12

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  • I like the option of serving the filling over oatmeal. I think I'll use gluten free granola for my celiac husband. I think he will enjoy this! - 11/16/12

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  • Awesome!!!! - 11/15/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Ok- I get that this is portion control, and that's good. But aside form the apples this is NOT a healthy recipe! It's full of fat, simple carbs, and processed junk. - 11/15/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to try out this recipe. It sounds delicious. And it seems the majority Sparksters add apple pie spice and I have confidence in their opinion so I will add it as well. - 11/15/12

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  • excellent! - 11/15/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I going to try this recipe - 5/27/12

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  • After reading the comments, I can now adjust the amount of liquid. I will not use much lemon juice if any at all. Thanks. - 3/5/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delish!!! - 2/28/12

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  • Good! - 2/28/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This looks soooo yummy! I think I might make these for my Thanksgiving meals.

    Can we line the muffin tin with muffin wrappers to keep them from sticking?? - 11/7/11

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  • These were so much fun to make and so yummy! iam thinking of adding walnuts as an addition to the carmel:) - 11/1/11

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  • YUM, GREAT RECIPE - 10/27/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    WE HAVE GROW OUR APPLES SO I WILL DEFINALY TRY THIS. I WILL USE SPLENDA BECAUSE HUBBY AND CAN'T USE SUGAR. THANK YOU COULDN'T HAVE CAME AT A BETTER TIME - 9/17/11

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  • Excellent & proportioned so I don't eat too much!!! - 9/7/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    making these today. Looks so good, I'll have a hard time waiting for them to cool ~~~ - 8/15/11

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  • Fun, easy, yummy - 8/15/11

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  • If I make the phyllo shells myself do I need to pre bake them before adding the filling? - 8/11/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've got to try this recipe, I bought phillo dough to make a dessert for my daughter's class and have almost an entire box left. - 8/6/11

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  • loved them they are the perfect dessert for someone that needs that little something. I will be making these again - 8/3/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to print this recipe out and give it a try with shortcrust pastry - a nice sweet treat for diabetic hubby. Braeburn apples will reduce the sugar required. - 8/1/11

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  • YUM, I didnt have enough apples so I mixed apples and pears and added 1/2 c cranberries. Nice blend of sweet and tart. - 7/23/11

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  • wonderful recipe - 7/16/11

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  • GREAT VERY TASTEE - 7/8/11

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  • These were great and a nice sweet treat. - 6/22/11

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  • i use phyllo dough but put mixed berries and splenda in it.. just bake shells only. add berry mix and top with vanilla yogurt..mmm - 6/15/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I haven't tried this just yet, but from most people, I hear they're pretty tasty. - 5/8/11

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  • mmmmm, tastes like a warm hug on a cold day.
    scrump-dilli-isious! - 4/29/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i think it would be better to say how much diced apple is needed, i.e. 1 1/2 cups or whatever because the size of granny smith apples can vary by a lot!! - 4/27/11

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  • This was extremely good! I did use the Splenda brown sugar blend and didn't have the caramel topping. Also, I use Macintosh apples. They are a little sweeter than the Grannysmith. - 4/27/11

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  • delish! - 4/10/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yum! - 3/21/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Apples are my favorite fruit. YUMMY! - 3/16/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I bet you could make these with an almond meal crust instead and have a gluten free dessert. - 3/10/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this recipe looks so good, i'll have to try it. - 2/26/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Company coming tonight, and I'm going to make these for dessert - they look delicious! Thank you, Chef Meg; I've tried several of your recipes, and love them all... Boston Baked Beans are delicious! - 2/26/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    seems dellicious... - 2/22/11

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  • VERY YUMMY - 2/9/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delish - 2/4/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds good - 2/4/11

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  • I was able to make several modifications that would fit within my "diet budget". I used the brown Splenda, and sugar-free caramel sauce and everyone in the house loved it! - 2/4/11

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  • I used Fuji apples, I had a ton left over. I think you could skip the butter & brown sugar, just soften up the apples. I added some cinnamon. I used just a drizzle of Hershey's caramel syrup, def less than 1 tsp each. My company enjoyed them, as they don't like really sweet stuff, these were light. - 1/28/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I would love to make this recipe with Agave and cinnamon instead of brown sugar. Would it work? - 1/18/11

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    love it!!! - 1/6/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    IWAS DUMFOUNDED TO SEE HOW EASY THEY WERE TO MAKE
    AND SO GOOD TO EAT CODOES ALWHITE4 - 1/6/11

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  • I tend to overdo desserts, but this helped keep my portion in an acceptable range. I Substituted Splenda for the brown sugar. Absolutely delicious! - 12/29/10

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    Very goody! - 12/29/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Looks good, might have to try this one! - 12/28/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try these. My family loves apples. - 12/15/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    yummy - 12/15/10

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