Red Hot Apple Pie in a Mug

One of my favorite shows on the Food Network is Hungry Girl!  Her intros on the show are a bit kooky, but the ideas are great!

Hot Tamales spiced apple dessert for about 150 calories!  Yes, please!!!

Red Hot Apple Pie in a Mug

Recipe from Hungry Girl


1 medium apple, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
15 pieces of Hot Tamales cinnamon flavored candy
1/2 sheet (2 crackers) low-fat cinnamon graham crackers, crushed
2 tablespoons low-fat Cool Whip
cinnamon to taste


Cut your apple into cubes.  Pink Lady apples or Fuji apples work well.  Put apple cubes in a microwavable mug.  Don’t worry if you’re filling up the mug high.  The apples will cook down considerably in the microwave.

Top your apples with the Hot Tamales.

Cover and microwave for 2 minutes.  Stir.  Recover and microwave for an additional 2 minutes.  Stir.  Set aside for apples to cool.

Top your contents with most of the crushed graham crackers.

Add the Cool Whip on top along with a dash of cinnamon and your remaining crushed graham crackers.

The only downside is the sticky Hot Tamales that you’ll have stuck in your teeth.  But totally worth it!