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Microwave-Baked Apples

Microwave Baked Apples

Jessica Braider
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.
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 4 apples such as Gala or Fuji
  • 4 tsp. raisins or use dried cranberries or currants for a differen flavor profile
  • 4 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon or to taste
  • 4 tsp. butter or margarine
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt optional

Instructions
 

  • Core the apples and peel the top 1/2-inch of the apple.
  • In the core of each apple, put 1/4 of the raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter, and pack it down with your thumb.
  • 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.
  • Cover the dish with plastic wrap, leaving a small space for air to escape.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • If desired, pour the liquid at the bottom of the dish into a small saucepan and simmer for 4 - 5 minutes to thicken it.
  • Serve them hot, topped with the ice cream or yogurt, if desired.

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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