Happy Saturday everybody!

Today's recipe is both sweet and savory.  Don't worry, I won't cheat by skipping out on tomorrow's savory dish! :-) 

This is a quick and easy snack recipe using apples that I found at http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/.  My mind was set on apples because I got the most AMAZING Empire apples from the Farmer's Market this morning.  This recipe is extremely simple and sounds very satisfying.  I'm sure many of you may have already made something similar to this before, but here it is, just in case you haven't!  The recipe calls for chives to use as an option for garnish, which I thought was an interesting choice.  I wouldn't personally choose that option, but to each his or her own.  I would go with the other suggestion of parsley if I was creating a presentation! I would also advise you to use a natural organic variey of peanut butter.  You could also use almond butter which I think would be good here too!


Preparation time: 10 Minutes

Serves: 2
Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving: ½

1 Granny Smith Apple

1 tablespoon peanut butter

2 ½ tablespoons golden or black raisins

1 ½ tablespoons dried sweetened cranberries

1 small bunch of fresh chives or fresh parsley (optional plate garnish)
Cut apple into four quarters, starting at the stem. Remove the core by cutting away to leave a flat surface on the apple quarter. Be careful not to cut too much of the edible portion of the apple away. Drop and slightly spread the peanut butter on apple quarters. Mix together the raisins and dried cranberries then sprinkle on peanut butter. Cut chives into one inch pieces and garnish.