An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

By on October 11, 2011

By Holly Clegg –

Research seems to support that old wise tale, “An apple a day keeps the doctor’s away.” Apples are an excellent source of vitamin C and dietary fiber and also a good source of potassium and are rich in the flavonoid, quercetin, which has been shown to reduce certain cancer risks and coronary disease. When it comes to cooking with apples, select apples that are firm, deeply colored, average size and without soft or brown spots. You want apples that have a good sweet-tart balance and that won’t break down as they cook. My Apple, Brie and Brown Sugar Pizza pairs creamy Brie with tart apples and can be served for brunch, a snack or a light dessert.

Apple, Brie, and Brown Sugar Pizza

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This pizza is hard to beat or resist hot out of the oven—even a house full of 20 year old boys were grabbing for another piece. Miniature pizza crusts are a fun way to serve these pizzas.

Makes 8 slices

  • 1 (13.8-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust
  • 4 ounces Brie, rind removed and thinly sliced
  • 1 large baking apple, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1.  Preheat oven 450˚F.
2.  On top of pizza crust, arrange Brie and apple slices concentrically around crust. In small bowl, mix together remaining ingredients, sprinkle over apples.
3.  Bake 10–12 minutes or until cheese is melted and apples are tender. Slice, serve.

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories 193, Calories from fat (%) 33, Fat (g) 7, Saturated Fat (g) 3, Cholesterol (mg) 14, Sodium (mg) 328, Carbohydrate (g) 26, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Sugars (g) 10, Protein (g) 6, Diabetic Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat

Holly Clegg, author of best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® cookbook series, including the women’s lifestyle cookbook, Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle at Any Age, and also the specialized trim&TERRIFIC® Diabetic Cooking and Eating Well Through Cancer.  With 1 million copies sold, Holly has promoted her healthy lifestyle recipes on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, and The 700 Club.  Known as the healthy “Queen of Quick,” she understands the demands of the busy person and with her user friendly, pantry friendly, and time friendly cookbooks.  For more information, visit or


About Holly Clegg

With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg, known as the “Queen of Quick” has become a healthy culinary expert on practical easy, healthy recipes through her best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® cookbook series, including the more health focused cookbooks, Diabetic Cooking with the ADA, Eating Well Through Cancer and Eating Well to Fight Arthritis. Clegg has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, The 700 Club, QVC, USA Today, Web MD, The Huffington Post. She has partnered with Wal-Mart and is currently working with Albertsons, Inc., Baylor Hospital in Dallas, OmniChannel Health Media and has a partnership with Our Lady of Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. Her phone app, Mobile Rush Hour Recipes has over 50,000 subscribers. Visit or

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away