Baked Apples

So this post goes really well with my post from earlier this week – the roast chicken. Both these dishes are so easy and are perfect for late fall/early winter. They’re warm and make your kitchen smell delicious. We also used to have these all the time as kids so they remind me of fun filled childhood days spent playing games in front of a fire (not sure how often that happened, but I seem to remember it).

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Ingredients (makes 1)
1 apple
1-2 tablespoons brown sugar for inside, 1 tablespoon for top
1 tablespoon raisins
1 tablespoon cinnamon for inside, 1 tablespoon for top
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon lemon zest
3 tablespoons syrup

1. Remove the core from the apple. You don’t want to remove the core all the way to the bottom of the apple, but just above the bottom. Peel the skin off from the top half of the apple.

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2. Fill the core with the brown sugar, raisins, cinnamon, butter, and lemon zest.

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3. Place the apple in a microwave safe container and fill the bottom with water (don’t go higher than the top of the apple peel). Put the syrup in with the water.

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4. Microwave for 4-5 minutes, until the apple is soft, but not mushy.

5. Eat warm!

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