2.15.2010

Baked Apples... in the microwave.

When I want a quick, simple, healthy, and delicious snack in the middle of the winter.....  I turn to Microwaved Baked Apples. 
Baked Apple Recipe
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. 

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