Apple Pie-Riccotta Toast

Anna B.


This recipe gives an apple pie a healthy makeover! It replaces refined sugars, unhealthy fats, and a scoop of vanilla ice-cream with nutritious syrupy apples resting on top of a whole grain toast covered with creamy (and protein-rich) ricotta cheese. My daughter loves to wake up to the sight of this apple pie on her breakfast plate. Both my husband and I love this quick, easy, and absolutely mouthwatering treat as well.

★★★★★ 2 votes
5 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


1 Tbsp
canola oil
large granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into thin wedges
1/4 c
light agave nectar
1/4 c
palm sugar
1/4 tsp
apple pie spice
1/4 c
1 tsp
fresh-squeezed lemon juice
3/4 c
part-skim ricotta cheese
1 tsp
lemon peel
6 slice
(3/4 inch-thick) whole grain crusty bread, toasted


1In a large skillet, heat canola oil and add sliced apples. Saute on medium-low heat for about 2-3 minutes, or until apples start to soften.
2Add agave nectar, palm, sugar, apple pie spice, lemon juice, and water and bring it to a boil. Simmer over low heat until the apples are tender and sauce is syrupy, about 10 minutes.
3In a medium-size bowl, combine ricotta cheese with lemon zest.
4Spread a generous amount of the ricotta-lemon peel mixture onto toasted bread slices. Using a slotted spoon, spoon the apples over it. Drizzle with the syrup. Serve immediately.

About Apple Pie-Riccotta Toast

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Fat, Low Sodium
Collection: A is for Apple
Other Tag: Healthy