Microwave-baked apples with yogurt

4
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4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
13 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
5 min
Serves
2
Difficulty
Easy
Looking for a sweet—and lighter—alternative to apple pie or cobbler? Try this easy baked apple recipe that uses the microwave to get it to the table quickly; it’s ready in less than 15 minutes. As delicious as these apples are for breakfast, they make a comforting and naturally sweet snack or dessert, too. We’ve called for Gala apples here, but you could also use Honeycrisp, Fuji, or Pink Lady. All of them pair well with the warm spices, raisins, and creamy yogurt topping. If you like, sprinkle some ground nutmeg or ground ginger on the apples too before microwaving.

Ingredients

fresh apple(s)

2 medium, Gala variety, halved and cored

unsalted butter

2 tsp

raisins

2 Tbsp

water

2 tsp

sugar

½ tsp

ground cinnamon

tsp

plain lowfat Greek yogurt

4 Tbsp

Instructions

  1. Place apples, cut sides up, in 9-inch pie plate. Dot apples with butter and sprinkle evenly with raisins, water, sugar, and cinnamon.
  2. Cover pie plate with wax paper and microwave on High until apples are very tender, about 5 minutes. Let stand, covered, 2 minutes.
  3. Divide yogurt evenly between 2 bowls. Top evenly with apples and drizzle with cooking juices.
  4. Per serving (1 apple and 2 tablespoons yogurt)

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