Last evening, everyone was craving something sweet. Well, my teenager had the craving, and I am always game for sweets!
Based on what I had on hand in my pantry, I devised this quickie recipe for Microwave Apple Crunch that was a hit with the teenager and everyone else. It resulted in delicious soft apples and raisins in a creamy carmel-like sauce. Adding a little whipped cream didn’t hurt either! Perfect for the beginning of autumn. Delish!
“Casa Vallejo” Microwave Apple Crunch
6 apples (I used 3 Granny Smith and 3 Red Delicious apples I had on hand)
1 Tbl lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar
2 pads of butter or margarine
1 Tbl all purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon (I used a little more ’cause I love it!)
1/2 tsp nutmeg (or less or none, depending on your taste)
dash of salt
small handful of raisins
granola of choice.
Peel, core and slice apples. Put in a microwaveable bowl and sprinkle the lemon juice on the apples; mix well. Add the rest of the ingredients except the granola. Mix well. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Mix well again. Microwave another minute to 1-1/2 minutes, depending on how soft you want the apples.
Serve immediately into bowls, add your favorite granola (I used a Cascadian Farms brand that had almonds) and some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if you wish! Serves 4-6.