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Baked Apple and Cranberries
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Baked Apple and Cranberries
Makes: 1 apple
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
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Prep time: 5 minutesCooking time: 5 minutesTotal time: 10 minutes


baking apple (try Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Jonathan, or Braeburn)
of cinnamon to taste
1 Tablespoon
dried cranberries
1 teaspoon
brown sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon


  1. Wash apple and remove core (seed area), leaving the bottom to hold in the filling.
  2. Peel a small band of skin from around the top of the apple.
  3. Place the apple in a microwave safe container.
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon around the top of the apple and into the hole.
  5. Fill the center of the apple with cranberries, pressing down if needed.
  6. Top the cranberries with the brown sugar and margarine.
  7. Cover loosely with wax paper.
  8. Microwave on high for about 2 1/2 minutes or until apple is soft when poked through the center hole with a fork. Cool slightly.
  9. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Try using a corer or a paring knife and a small melon baller or the tip of a vegetable peeler to remove the core.
  • Try fresh cranberries, raisins or other dry fruit in the center.
  • For additional servings, increase the cooking time about 1 minute for each apple.
  • Serve for breakfast or dessert!
Serving Size: 
1 apple
Nutritional Label: 
  • a glass of low-fat milk

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