Paleo Baked Apples

8 11 2009


4 large Fuji, Gala, or Honeycrisp apples

4 tsp coconut oil

1/4 cup raisins

4 tsp apple cider

1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/4 cup walnuts , chopped



Peel apples.  Using a melon baller, scoop out the core until you get just past the seeds (you don’t want to go all the way through.) Stand apples in 8-inch by 8-inch glass baking dish or 9-inch glass pie plate. Fill center of each apple with 1 coconut oil, 1 tbs of raisins, and 1 tsp cider.

Sprinkle spice over apples in dish. Cover with waxed paper, and cook in microwave on Medium-High (70% power) 14 minutes or until apples are very tender when tested with fork.

Let apples stand, covered, 5 minutes. Serve with chopped walnuts on top.



Hot Spiced Cider

23 10 2009

It’s that time of year when apple cider starts appearing at local farmers’ markets and grocery stores alike.  Look at the ingredients.  The only ingredient should be apples. 

To warm things up, you will need:

4 cups of apple cider

1 cinnamon stick or 1 tsp ground cinnamon (you could also use 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice)


Combine cider and cinnamon in a microwave safe container and zap it for a couple of minutes or until desired heat is acheived.  Remove stick and serve in mugs.

Serves 4.