Eating a delicious and satisfying dessert can be healthy and fun! Imagine getting your kids to eat, better yet request, a nutritious dessert! Seems like a fairy tale that’s too good to be true? Not anymore! Today I’m wrapping up my Fairy Tale series with the ever famous Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs fairy tale – Irresistable Baked Apple. Each recipe in this series represents a different fairy tale by the food that is featured. If you haven’t checked out the first two, Goldilocks and the Three Bears Just Right Porridge and Jack and the Beanstalk Casserole.
How can we forget the scene when the wicked queen tempts Snow White with the poison apple? If you don’t remember, read the fairy tale again to jog some of those childhood memories and read it to your kids too! Whether we have kids or not, we’re never too old to have some fun with fairy tales! When you make recipes that are fun, incorporate such things as fairy tales, and don’t sacrifice flavor, kids will want to eat healthy without even realizing it! Wink Wink parents…that’s where I step in….I’m going to prove that to you: “Alli’s Slim Pickins!” 100% Taste, 0% Guilt
I’m bringing you a delicious Baked Apple (I promise it’s not poisonous!). Aside from how mouth-watering the taste is, the aroma of the apple baking in the oven will fill your home with delight! The soft texture of the baked apple, combined with the savory walnuts, sweet raisins, hint of brown sugar and spices, all topped with the buttery flavor of coconut oil will leave your taste buds begging for more! You won’t even believe that you’re eating something that’s actually healthy…well, you won’t have to! It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! You ready? I am! Let’s make it happen!
Fairy Tale series: Snow White’s Irresistible Baked Apple
1 large apple (I like Gala, Jonathon or Rome for baking)
1 TB chopped walnuts
1 TB raisins
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp coconut oil
How to Prepare
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash the apple and cut approximately ¼ inch off of the top of the apple. Then core the apple using either a knife or melon scoop, but be sure to leave the bottom of the apple intact (approx ¼ inch) so the mixture doesn’t leak out of the bottom. Peel about ½ inch off the top of the apple to prevent the skin from splitting during cooking.
- Place apple in the center of a shallow baking dish and fill with water until level is approximately ¼ inch high. Set aside.
- In a small bowl combine walnuts, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. Fill the center of the apple with this mixture (it’s ok if some of the mixture overflows to the top of the apple). Put the coconut oil on top of the mixture in the center of the apple.
- Bake uncovered for approximately 35 minutes, or until apple is nice and tender. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Enjoy! Yum.
Per serving (serves 1): 260 calories, 2 grams protein, 43 grams carbohydrates, 9 grams fat
100% TASTE, 0% GUILT
Editor’s Note: If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.