Sugar-Free Baked Apple Dessert Recipe

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Karen Struthers
Total Time 13 min
Prep 10 min, Cook 3 min
Servings 4

Baked apple is a comfort food. Regular recipes are full of sugar and raisins. This is sort ​of a cross between ​a baked apple and an individual apple crisp, but it's done in the microwave so it isn't crispy. Sometimes I top it with yogurt, or mascarpone cheese mixed with the flavored sugar-free syrup. This snack/dessert isn't super low-carb, so you wouldn't want to use it for a very low carb diet phase.


  • About 2/3 cup chopped​ apple (70 grams)
  • Sugar-free syrup, such as Da Vinci's caramel, or water and
  • sugar substitute
  • Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons​ almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • Chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)


  1. Note that the measurements above are approximate, although the Nutritional Information is based on them.
  2. Put the chopped apple in a microwave-safe bowl or another container.
  3. Sprinkle the cinnamon over it, and pour the sugar-free syrup over the top to about half an inch.
  4. Cover. Microwave about 1½ minutes.
  5. Remove the cover. Sprinkle the almond meal over the top​ and add just a sprinkling of salt. You can add chopped walnuts or pecans if you like.
  1. Dot with butter.
  2. Microwave uncovered for another 1½ minutes.

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