Monday, March 21, 2011

Quick Baked Apples- Microwave Magic

I have been on a fruit kick for about two straight weeks now. I shared pain perdu with you last night. Well, for snack I had made quick baked apples- in the microwave!

Tasty! I had them warm right from the microwave over a little scoop of lactose free vanilla ice cream. Yea, they make lactose free ice cream now, and it's SO good.

These apples are so incredibly easy- just chop, stir, and microwave. The cooked mix can be easily frozen. Stir into oatmeal, serve over waffles, sprinkle with granola, add a scoop of ice cream- the possibilities are endless.

Here's to you and your culinary adventures, friends. Cheers!

Baked Apples
Makes 3 cups
126 calories per 1/4 cup

1 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
3 Gala Apples, cored and chopped (about 1 1/2 pounds)

Combine all ingredients in a large microwave-safe dish. Microwave at high 20 minutes or until apples are soft, stirring occasionally.

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