by: Ali Brown, RD, LD


If you’re anything like me, your sweet tooth will never be a thing of the past. At least once (or twice, or three times) a week I get a craving for something sweet. My typical go-to is a piece of fruit, but sometimes that doesn’t do the trick. I’m a pretty lazy cook, so it took me a while to find sweet snacks that are quick and easy to make. Here is one way that I make my piece of fruit taste like an apple pie in just minutes.

Baked Apples

Baked Apples

Before we get too far, let me disclose that this is a Feed Your Vitality recipe from the SHAPE/hCG line. An official recipe is available in Ashley Nanney's "SHAPE ReClaimed: Simple Recipes for Phase 1" cookbook. I make this regularly at home when I wish for something "apple pie-esque."
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 1


  • 1 apple peeled, cored and chopped in half
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 5 drops English toffee flavored stevia
  • Apple pie spice or Pumpkin pie spice to taste
  • Cinnamon sticks and cloves optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a small bowl mix fresh orange juice, cinnamon, apple pie spice and stevia to taste. Pour over top of apples.
  • Wrap in foil or place in an oven safe dish. Bake for 15-20 minutes.


A variation of this includes cutting the apple into small chunks, marinating with the orange juice and seasonings, and topping with NutThins (or any other gluten-free/dairy-free cracker) before baking. The cracker adds a great crunch to the dessert. You can also replace the apple with grapefruit, peach or any other fruit you desire.
Find Ashley Nanney's cookbook, SHAPE ReClaimed: Simple Recipes for Phase 1 on Amazon.
Keyword Anti-Inflammatory, Apples, Dessert, Snack

A couple of substitutions that you might not have thought of are listed here:

Substitute sugar with anti-inflammatory sweeteners. One way I squash my sweet tooth in the winter is by adding honey to hot tea. (Plus, drinking tea is much better when you have a cute tea infuser like this one).

You can also swap out the sugar in your classic recipes for one of these paleo-friendly sweeteners and use almond flour in place of all-purpose flour!

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