Very Healthy Near Instant Baked Apple With Creamy Nonfat Yogurt

Recipe by Ethan UK
READY IN: 4mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Wash and dry a large apple - any variety.
  • Cut in half.
  • Remove core and stalk section from each half.
  • Place in a microwaveable bowl.
  • Sprinkle apples liberally with cinnamon.
  • Sprinkle apples with ground cloves - cloves are very strong-flavoured so be careful not to go too heavy!
  • Spoon half a teaspoon or so of nonfat natural (plain) yogurt onto each half, mixing it across the surface of each half so the top area is well covered in the spicy yoghurt.
  • Cook in microwave on full power until apple is nicely soft for about 2 minutes (microwaves vary - maybe more or less depending on your machine).
  • Sprinkle half a large half-teaspoon of granulated sweetener over the baked apples.
  • Place a generous teaspoonful of nonfat Greek-Style (strained & stirred) natural (plain) yogurt onto each half.
  • Sprinkle a generous half teaspoonful of granulated sweetener directly onto each blob of Greek-style yogurt and mix it into it a bit with the back of the spoon.
  • SERVE.
  • NOTES:
  • I make my own batches of natural non-fat yoghurt (here in the UK, natural yoghurt = USA plain yogurt). Sometimes I strain and stir part of a batch so I have a choice between normal thickness yoghurt and what we in the UK call "Greek-style" which is strained and stirred extra-thick, for different uses. I suggest two types here because the runnier sort smoothes over things more easily when appropriate. If you only keep one type then use whatever you have - it will be just fine :).
  • Here's a handy tip for fresh ground clove -- I keep two sets of grinders/mills in use. In one mill I grind my peppercorns, another one I use for Fenugreek (mehti), in another I grind all-spice and lastly I grind whole cloves in the remaining one. I'm sure there are other spices that would work just as well in spare/extra mills but that does me for now! (I don't use salt, ever. I slum it and use Lo-Salt in small quantities if I absolutely must!).