In the winter, I just don’t want to eat cold food. Coupled with the fact that I crave comfort food and I’m trying to cut down from the sugar insanity that is Christmas, it’s nice to have something semi-healthy to fall back on.

Speedy “Baked” Apple (serves 1)

  • 1 apple, cut into 8ths and cored
  • generous pinch brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. raisins
  • a nice sprinkle of poudre douce
  • 1 tsp. butter

Put the apple pieces in a microwave-safe bowl. Top with brown sugar, raisins, poudre douce, and dot with bits of butter. Microwave 3-5 minutes depending on the power of your microwave and how cooked you like your apple. Eat with care as it can be like flaming hot lava. Delicious flaming hot lava.