How to make a “baked” apple in the microwave
1 apple, such as Granny Smith or Fuji
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
Juice of half a lemon
1 teaspoon light brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon raisins
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
First, slice up the apple. If you have a melon baller, use this method: With a large knife, slice the apple in half right down the middle, then scoop out the core on each half using a melon baller. Then, using the tip of your knife, cut out the inedible parts on each apple half. Cut each half into wedge slices, and it’s ready to bake.
In a microwave-safe bowl, toss the apple slices with the lemon juice, spices, brown sugar, vanilla and raisins.
Cover the bowl with an upside-down plate. Microwave for 3 minutes, then remove it using a towel or oven glove (watch out, the bowl and plate will be HOT).
Add the walnuts and drizzle the maple syrup on top.