Microwave Baked Apples
You can make yourself this sweet and delicious dessert, or skip the ice cream and serve it for breakfast—it takes just minutes to prepare and a few more until you have a fragrant and juicy treat.
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  • 4 applessuch as Gala or Fuji
  • 4tsp. raisinsor use dried cranberries or currants for a differen flavor profile
  • 4Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2tsp. ground cinnamonor to taste
  • 4tsp. butter or margarine
  • 1cup water
  • 1cup vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurtoptional
  1. Core the apples and peel the top 1/2-inch of the apple.
  2. In the core of each apple, put 1/4 of the raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter, and pack it down with your thumb.
  3. Put the water in the bottom of a flat microwave-safe dish with sides, and put the apples right side up, in the middle of the dish.
  4. Cover the dish with plastic wrap, leaving a small space for air to escape.
  5. Microwave the apples on full power for 5 – 6 minutes, or until they are fragrant and soft to the touch (microwave oven cooking times vary).
  6. Remove the apples from the microwave, put them in small bowls, and pour a little liquid from the bottom of the dish over each apple, or follow the step below to create a drizzling syrup.
  7. If desired, pour the liquid at the bottom of the dish into a small saucepan and simmer for 4 – 5 minutes to thicken it.
  8. Serve them hot, topped with the ice cream or yogurt, if desired.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 226, Total Fat: 6g, 9%; Saturated Fat: 2g, 9%; Cholesterol: 8mg, 3%; Sodium: 36mg, 2%; Total Carbohydrate: 46g, 16%; Dietary Fiber: 3g, 13%; Sugar: 36g; Protein: 2g

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