Three Quick Desserts

Are you in a dessert rut, or short on time but with a sweet tooth to indulge? Relax–here are three quick, simple dessert recipes* that can be made in under five minutes. These each serve one, so you can make enough for just yourself or for everyone! And if you have kids, they can help out with some of these, so bring on the fun and the noms!

1. Baked Apple

Place 1 cored apple in a baking dish. Fill hole with 2 tbsp chopped walnuts; drizzle apple with 2 tsp raw honey. Add water to the bottom of the dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

2. Maple Syrup Pear

Place a quartered pear (cored and stemmed) in a nonstick baking dish. Top with 1 tbsp maple syrup, 1 tbsp chopped walnuts, and a dash of cinnamon. Bake at 350 degrees until tender, 25 to 30 minutes.

3. Raspberry Dream

Mix 4 oz plain nonfat Greek yogurt with 1 cup raspberries. Top with 1 sheet graham cracker, crumbled.

See? Quick and easy! Now go make it and have fun!

*Recipe source: January 2011 issue of Self magazine.

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