When I want a quick, simple, healthy, and delicious snack in the middle of the winter..... I turn to Microwaved Baked Apples.1 medium apple
1 tablespoon raisins
sprinkles of cinnamon
Pecans (or other nut optional)
2 teaspoons Agave Nectar (or other sweetener like honey, maple syrup).
Place raisins in a small bowl and pour hot water over them. Allow them to soak until plump. (just a few minutes will work.) Wash an apple and remove most of the core, leaving about 1/4-inch at the bottom. Place the apple into a microwave-safe baking dish. Sprinkle the inside of the apple with a little cinnamon and fill with drained raisins and nuts. Pour a teaspoon of the soaking water over the raisins and drizzle the syrup over the raisins/nuts and top of the apple. Microwave, uncovered, on high until apple is tender, 3-4 minutes, testing with a fork after 3 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.
*I like to use honeycrisp apples the best because they are not only my favorite flavor but they keep their shape the best. I didn't have honeycrisp; so instead I used these... and they didn't hold their shape as well. Still tasty..... Just doesn't look as pretty.
*Also if you have more time the oven works great as well...... It takes about 15-20 minutes in a 350 degree oven.