Kanwal’s Healthy Corner – Apple Pie

I think it’s time to take a break from all the savory dishes that Kanwal’s Healthy Corner has to offer, and shift towards light, sweet dishes. Especially since the holidays are right around the corner, this is the perfect time to introduce light and healthy desserts! One of my favorites…apple pie! Yes, the smell of freshly baked apple pie, with the perfect amount of sweetness, can be the perfect comfort food! Also, not all apple pie can be bad for you. Follow my recipe below for a low fat and low sugar apple pie. An added bonus, leave the skin on the apples and cut them really thin, you will get added fiber and a great texture to your pie!


  • 3 apples of your choice (I used Red Delicious for added sweetness), thinly sliced with peel on
  • ¼ c. dark brown sugar
  • 2TB. of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. of corn starch
  • 6 sheets of phyllo dough


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

In a bowl, combine the apples, brown sugar and corn starch.

Lightly spray a 6 inch pie bowl, add three sheets of phyllo dough on the bottom. Carefully align the apple slices in the pie bowl. Top with the remaining three sheets of phyllo dough, and spray with a canola spray.

Bake in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour, or until the crust has turned a light brown. Allow to cool and enjoy with a dollop of whip cream or vanilla ice cream.

A few facts about an Apple: One medium apple only has 95 calories, .4g of fat, 25g of carbs, and 4 grams of fiber

Nature’s perfect portable snack!

If you would like to have a recipe revamped or have any questions, please email Kanwal at kanwal.ullah@gmail.com. Or you can post comments here and I’ll check in from time to time… You never know, your next question could be featured on next week’s column for The Ajnabee!


My name is Kanwal Ullah. I am a 27 year old IT Professional living in good old Jersey City, NJ. As some of you may know, I have a deep passion for healthy living. Most importantly, healthy living starts with what you put in your body. Therefore, my passion also exists in healthy cooking. When I’m not in the kitchen working on healthy recipes, you can find me at the gym or roaming the streets of NYC for great food finds. Born as the daughter of two wonderful Pakistani parents, I particularly crave the culture and food from my ancestors. However, I do not like the fat and calories that have crossed continents to get to me! My passion has developed into revamping our South Asian Cuisine to make it more heart healthy and figure friendly! Bon Appetit!

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