Poached Apples with Vanilla Ice Cream

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Prep Time

4 mins

Cook Time

2-3 mins

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We serve these spiced poached apples with ice cream for a simple dessert, but you could use them for a whole slew of things: oat topping, galette filling, and even for apple sauce!

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The Small Dish

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The Small Dish


  • 1 cup (160g) apples, peeled and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • ¾ teaspoon maple syrup (or molasses)
  • Vanilla ice cream, to serve


  1. Add apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and grated ginger to the Anyday dish and stir to combine. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, or until apples are tender when pierced with a fork.
  3. Drizzle maple syrup across the apples and stir to thoroughly mix. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Great for apple pie filling or a sweet treat with ice cream and granola.
  • Blend apples for a super easy applesauce.
  • Excellent paired with savory dishes like smoked pork loin or chicken breast in a stilton cream.

Recipe notes

  • This recipe will work great with any kind of apple, pears, or firm peaches.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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