1 Minute Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Apples

The other night, I really wanted some baked appley goodness.  The only trouble was I was supposed to be working, not baking.

And then, I remembered this marvelous invention we have in the kitchen.

The microwave!

My respect for this machine went way up when I realized I could have sweet, cinnamon baked apple in just 1 minute.  And the fact that someone left a smidge of vanilla ice cream in the freezer for me made my quick dessert even better.

This is much more method than recipe, but I’ll write it up as a recipe anyway.

1 Minute Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Apples

Yield: 1 serving

1 Minute Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Apples

Ingredients

  • 1 apple
  • 1 Tbs. brown sugar (more or less, according to your taste)
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon (more or less)
  • 1 tsp. water (more or less or none, if you don't want it very syrupy)

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop your apple into a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, adjusting according to what you like.
  3. Cover loosely with plastic wrap.
  4. Microwave 1 minute. Add time, if your apple is still crunchy. Mine only needed 1 minute.
  5. Top with ice cream, nuts, granola or add to your oatmeal in the morning.
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