‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond’s Lightened Up Apple Pie Leaves Out 1 Surprising Ingredient

Ree Drummond – aka The Pioneer Woman – is known for the delicious recipes that inspired her life on the Oklahoma field she shares with her husband. Fast, easy and budget friendly family food is her fortune.

But sometimes those calorie counts can get really high. For fans looking for some of Drummond’s lighter fare, it has plenty of recipes that fit the bill. Her light apple sister is delicious, and leaves out one amazing ingredient.

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Ree Drummond’s healthy take on a classic comfort meal

Fast, budget-friendly food can be healthy too, you need to find the right recipes. Drummond’s repertoire includes healthier versions of classic comfort food. And the vessels still take just minutes to assemble.

The recipe vegan Pioneer Woman for Tofu lettu covers be on the table in 20 minutes. And runs Skinnyesh Broccoli Carbonara it’s “very tasty and very easy,” according to reviews. The five star rating Lighter chicken parmesan takes just 16 minutes. Fans of this recipe will call it “amazing” and “the best chicken parm” they have ever had.

For a lighter dessert, Drummond has a recipe for “No Pie Apple Pie” that has a delicious apple flavor without all the calories.

Pioneer Woman’s light apple sister leaves out the bark

Drummond’s recipe for No Pie Apple Pie is tasty, but much lighter than a traditional apple pie recipe. This is because the bark is no longer available. Instead, this recipe calls for “Apple Pie Spice” and the apples are baked in brown sugar, oats and butter.


Apple Spice Apple:

2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom (optional, but tasty)


3 large honey apples, peeled, cut straight and sliced

4 tablespoons salted butter, melted

2 tablespoons of brown sugar

1 orange, zested and juiced (about 3 tablespoons juice and 2 teaspoons)

1/2 cup fast cooking oats

1/4 cup almond slivered or sliced

Salann pinch kosher

Honey, for serving

Vanilla ice cream, to serve

Drummond says this is the apple sister you have to “try” because she wants her fans to get the same pleasure that the recipe gave her.

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