IMG 3426 300x300 - What to Make this Weekend: Alternatives to pieApple pie may sound wholesome, but thanks to that buttery (if delicious) crust and lots of sugar, it’s not exactly health food. Once in a while, no biggie—enjoy a slice and move on with your life—but for a more day-to-day kind of sweet craving, try one of these healthy apple desserts that aren’t pie I recently shared over on YouBeauty.

Not going to be satisfied with anything but real-deal apple pie? My mom’s recipe is pretty darn awesome and happens to use antioxidant-rich maple  syrup instead of sugar. If you want to lighten things up a bit, you can skip the top crust and call it a rustic tart or maybe garnish with a dusting of granola or crumbly topping. A lattice top cuts out a lot of crust calories too and looks pretty. Hats off to you if you have the skills/patience to make that happen. You might just be my new culinary hero.

What’s your favorite fall dessert?