On this rainy, cool Midwestern day, Anne learned a new trick. Who says old dogs are unteachable?
Here’s exactly what I did: I sliced a honeycrisp apple with my nifty apple slicer, placed it in a microwave-safe bowl, sprinkled on one teaspoon of sugar and a pinch of cinnamon, covered it with plastic wrap and microwaved it on high for 3 minutes.
I waited a few minutes for it to cool down and then topped it with 2 tablespoons of nonfat plain Greek yogurt and a few raisins and ate it with my lunch. It was utterly delightful, a revelation. Where have almost-instant baked apples been all my life?
Having mastered this new trick, I am now considering the myriad of possibilities– peeling the apple so that it’s easier to eat with a spoon (although I didn’t mind the skin one bit); adding several chopped almonds with the raisins; using flavored yogurt or…ice cream. Ahem, I didn’t say that.
I cooked just one apple, so it was ready in 3 minutes. You could slice and cook more but it will take a bit longer. It’s done when you can easily pierce the fruit with a fork.
For those of you who are Weight Watchers, listen up : this comes out to 3 PP without the yogurt and raisins when you put it through the recipe builder on the WW web site. With the yogurt and raisins it’s 4 PP.
This old dog says it’s worth every single point.