Monday, August 20, 2007

QUICK FRUIT DESERT FOR TWO

Core and slice one apple, peeling optional and Granny Smiths work really well for this. An apple like a gravenstein would work but you’d probably end up with applesauce. And don’t add water to gravensteins, at least no more than a splash they have plenty of their own.

Simmer briefly in a little water with a tablespoon each of any two of the following, raisins, dried cranberries, dried apricots, chopped prunes or any other fruit you like. Just until the apples are slightly tender and the fruit is plumped. This works really well in the microwave, but get it hot and then reduce the power to avoid boil overs.

Drizzle with a little honey, top with a little granola (the home made granola worked really well) and nonfat vanilla yogurt. Serve warm. Pretty darn good for something I basically made up as I was going along.

Use two apples for four servings and multiply the dried fruit by two also. Of course you can use fresh berries if you have them. I was inspired about fifteen minutes before time for dinner. Thank heaven for microwaves and a well stocked fruit bin. And it was a good used for that granola I made.

2 comments:

tenyearnap said...

I'm going to have to pick up some granola! --Cin

rdautumnsage said...

Another wonderful recipe from you. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe for the Banana muffins you made the other day as well. Doc is looking forward to trying the muffins tomorrow. He's off and I thought it would be a nice breakfast treat. (Hugs) Indigo