Saturday, January 27, 2007

YUM (IN MY NOT SO HUMBLE OPINION)

Playing around in the kitchen this afternoon. Turned out remarkably well for a first timer. Used a little cooking spray in the 8 ounce ramikins otherwise this is fat free but still tastes very rich to my taste buds.

VARIATION ON BAKED APPLES

2 medium to large apples cored and thinly sliced. Peel if you want to or leave the peel on. Microwave the apples for five minutes or so on high. Add a teaspoon of vanilla, two tablespoons of brown sugar, two tablespoons of honey, a few sprinkles of cinnamon or nutmeg and a teaspoon of vanilla.
 
Add
 
1/2 Cup coarsely chopped walnuts
 
1/3 Cup dried cranberries
 
1/3 Cup blueberries
 
or
 
1/3 Cup raisins
 
Soak the dried fruit in a little water until soft. Add the fruit and nuts to the apple mixture. Spoon into a casserole or four small ramekins. Bake in a hot water bath at 325 for 30 to 40 minutes. It's ok if the apples are still a little al dente. Serve with whatever topping suits you. Nonfat vanilla yogurt works very well.
 
 

3 comments:

toonguykc said...

Gotta be honest with you, buddy....this sounds very gross.  Sorry.  I'm not into fruit or brown sugar or honey --- and ESPECIALLY not raisins.  (shudder)   Don't be offended.  This is coming from a guy who has made a meal of Cheezits dipped in sour cream before.  More than once.

Russ

hope5555 said...

I think it sounds yummy...AND healthy. I love fruit.

tenyearnap said...

Blueberries! That's different and it sounds really good. (And Russ needs more fiber than what one gets from the occasional Triscuit.)--Cin