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Quick Baked Apple Recipe

"Baked apples are so simple to make...and this version has a yummy filling of chopped nuts, raisins and coconut," says field editor Judi Klee (right) of Nebraska City, Nebraska. "I enjoy this fruity dessert served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:1 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped nuts
  • 1 teaspoon raisins
  • 1 teaspoon flaked coconut
  • 1 medium tart apple
  • Dash ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons maple syrup

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine nuts, raisins and coconut; set aside. Core apple and peel the top third; place in a microwave-safe dish. Fill center with nut mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Pour apple juice into dish and syrup over apple.
  • 2. Cover and microwave on high for 1-3 minutes or until apple is tender, basting and rotating every minute. Serve warm. Yield: 1 serving.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 157 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 1 g protein.