Apple Pie in a Mug Has 1 Surprise Ingredient

Let me just start by saying that I had apple pie in a mug for breakfast this morning, and while I expected it to be tasty, the deliciousness of it took me slightly by surprise. Also, I think desserts make the best breakfasts, don't you?

Anyway, I found this recipe from Hungry Girl, which also means it's practically a health food. OK, maybe not technically a health food, but you do know what they say about an apple a day. Something about doctors -- I'm pretty sure.


There are only four ingredients, and the whole thing takes five minutes, start to finish. Less if you don't peel your apples. And don't let the fact that there are red hot candies in this fool you! They melt down into the softened apples and become cinnamon-y bliss in a mug.

Then the crumbled graham cracker and too much whipped cream? It's absolutely divine. I'm making this again for lunch. Maybe for a midnight snack tonight too. It's that good.

Red Hot Apple Pie in a Mug Recipe via Skinny Girl


1 medium Fuji apple, cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
12 - 15 pieces Red Hots Cinnamon Flavored Candy
1/2 sheet (2 crackers) low-fat cinnamon graham crackers
2 tbsp. Fat Free Reddi-wip (or more!)
Dash cinnamon

Put apple cubes in a microwavable cup or mug. Top with Red Hots -- the more you use, the hotter your pie in a mug will be! Cover and microwave for 2 minutes. Stir well. Re-cover and microwave for an additional 1 - 2 minutes, until apple cubes are soft.

Meanwhile, place graham crackers in a plastic bag and thoroughly crush through the bag; set aside.

Once cup or mug is cool enough to handle, mix contents well. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes.

Top with most of the crushed graham crackers followed by the whipped topping. (Use a double serving, if you like!)

Sprinkle with cinnamon and remaining crushed grahams. Voila!


Image via Jenny Erikson

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