Quick and Easy Apple Desserts

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Fall is a time for apples, and the apple market is glutted this year. Here are four of my favorite simple desserts using apples:

Apples And Cinnamon

This is a good lunch “dessert” for my daughter. Take an apple and slice it up, then sprinkle it with cinnamon. The cinnamon makes it taste like apple pie, and hides any oxidation (browning) on the cut apple at lunch time.

Bananas and Apples With Honey

A great, healthy and quick dessert takes sliced apples and sliced bananas in a bowl, with a small drizzle of honey and an optional sprinkle of cinnamon. Tastes wonderful.

Baked Apples

I don’t do these the way my mother did. I use my microwave. :) Core your apples and place them in a microwave-safe dish. Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins (or some other small dried fruit) and nuts (I like walnuts) in a bowl. Pack the center of the apple with the mixture and drizzle the whole thing with melted butter, making sure to get some butter in the center. Microwave until the apples are soft, checking every minute. (In my microwave it takes about 7 minutes for 3 apples)

Apple Spice Cake

This one is really easy. Take a spice cake mix, a can of apple pie filling and 2 eggs. Mix it all together and pour into a greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 350F until done (30 to 35 minutes). This cake is really moist and tastes heavenly.

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