Microwave Apple Almond Dessert

For me, baked apple is a comfort food. Regular recipes are full of sugar and raisins. This is sort of a cross between 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.

Ingredients

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

Preparation

Note that the measurements above are approximate, although the Nutritional Information is based upon it.

Put the chopped apple in a microwave-safe bowl or other container. Sprinkle the cinnamon over it, and pour the sugar-free syrup over the top to about half an inch. Cover. Microwave about 1½ minutes.

Remove the cover. Sprinkle the almond meal over the top, and just a sprinkling of salt. You can add chopped walnuts or pecans if you like.

Dot with butter. Microwave, uncovered for another 1½ minutes.

Nutritional Information: Each serving has 9 grams effective carbohydrate plus 4 grams fiber, 4 grams protein, and 169 calories.

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