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November 22, 2016

Holiday favorites are often pretty high in calories, and while there's nothing wrong with indulging, making dishes macro-friendly can be easier than you think! This appetizer is a play off of baked brie, and has all the sweet and salty flavors you love, with far fewer macros. By using apples as the base instead of crackers or crescent rolls, each bite has only 30 calories and 3 grams of carbs!

Recipe Yield: ~ 25 bites
Total Cook Time: 15 minutes
Nutrition Facts: (1 bite) 30 calories, 2 grams of fat, 3 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of protein.


  • 2 apples ( ~ 250 grams) of your choice, sliced into flat slices, recipe uses Granny Smith and Honey-crisp
  • 4 ounces brie cheese
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sugar raisins
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey pinch salt


  1. Slice apples into thin, flat slices so that they're around 10 grams each (if you want the nutrition facts to be extremely accurate). Set aside.
  2. Take 4 ounces of brie, or half a wheel that is 8 ounces total. Slice into very thin slices, and cut those slices into pieces to top the apple. Each piece should weigh about 5 grams for nutritional accuracy.
  3. Place apples on a baking tray sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Top apples with brie, then raisins and chopped pecans.
  5. Broil on high for 2 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbling.
  6. Drizzle apples with honey, and serve!

Meg Bush,
Recipe Developer & Food Blogger.

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