Saturday, January 15, 2011

Apple Granola Crunch


I like dessert. This is no surprise to any long-time reader of my blog, nor to anyone who's ever met me. I like the sweet stuff, for sure. However, I do recognize that dessert isn't for every day, and if I can find something fairly healthy that still hits the spot - all the better.

This little concoction is definitely noe of those. It's fast and simple to make, and provided you use a decent muesli to start with, it's pretty healthy as well.

Muesli is basically un-baked granola - so when it bakes, it becomes the granola in the recipe name. You can use granola from the beginning, but since that's usually sweetened, you might want to use a bit less sugar in the dish.

Oh - and this is definitely best served with vanilla ice cream or custard. If you're feeling particularly healthy, try it with a dollop of thick greek-style yogurt instead.

Apple Granola Crunch
Serves 2, generously

2 large apples
3 tbsp home made spice sugar
150 ml muesli or granola
40 g unsalted butter

Cut the apples into thin wedges and place in an oven-proof dish. Sprinkle with sugar and muesli. Cut the butter into very thin slices and place on top.

Bake at 175°C for 20 minutes, or until the apples are softened.

Recipe in Swedish:
Knaprig äppelpaj med müsli


Dennis said...

Looks like a tasty and healthy snack. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

This sounds heavenly -- and I have ALL the ingredients:)
Thanks for sharing!

Freshly Ground said...

This is my type of dessert, it looks so yummy!

Privatlån said...

This will go very smoothly with pistacio ice cream! And yes, it's much better to use Muesli as we're cutting off sugar as much as possible. Thanks for sharing your recipe, I would like to use bananas as well.