Satisfy your after-dinner sweet craving with this easy apple ‘pie’. With just four simple and healthy ingredients, it’s a dessert that’s not just delicious but nutritious too.
- GF Gluten free
- S Sweet
- Prep time 10 mins
- Cook Time 5 mins
- Serves 1
- Difficulty easy
- To prepare the apple, peel, remove core and roughly chop into even pieces. Alternatively, you can keep the skin on the apple, cut in quarters, remove core and slice.
- Place the apple in a small saucepan and add just enough water to cover the fruit. (If keeping the skin on, allow slightly more water so it forms a syrup.) Add the cinnamon and stir to combine.
- Cover saucepan with a lid and place over a low-medium heat. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the apple is soft and cooked through, checking that there is enough water to avoid apple sticking and burning.
- Transfer apple and its syrup to a serving bowl. Top with walnuts and coconut chips (and dried fruit, if using).
By Jean Hailes Naturopath Sandra Villella
My patients often tell me they can eat healthily all day but after dinner they crave something sweet. This simple dessert really hits the spot.
Although many people have moved away from eating fruit because they want to reduce their intake of carbohydrates, not all carbs are created equal. Some carbohydrates are more beneficial than others, and a low-GI piece of fruit like an apple is a very accessible choice.
What’s more, adding healthy fats (like walnuts) to carbohydrates (like apple and dried fruit), lowers the overall glycaemic load. This means steadier blood sugar levels and fewer dips and spikes in energy. Win, win!