I’ve been trying to revamp my diet lately. One thing I’m trying to work on is the amount of sugar I eat. It’s easy to grab a muffin and coffee when you’re out running errands or to snack on peanut butter cups when you’re near a holiday that is focused on candy.

Fruit is a great way to overcome that — you can make low-sugar desserts pretty easily with whatever seasoning fruit you have, in this case, apples.

I also have been trying to add some nutrition to my diet. I eat plenty of vegetables and salads, so I don’t need to work on that so much, and I know that apples are healthy. But I feel like if I can add something nutritious, I may as well. So in this case, it turned out to be fresh ginger and a pinch of ground turmeric.

To finish, I added some pepitas and Colima Sea Salt. The pepitas add a welcome nutty crunch, and the salt amplifies the flavor of the dish.

This is a perfect after-dinner dessert on a chilly night, or a good breakfast to start the day — maybe serve this over oats or yogurt? Lots of possibilities here.

Maple Ginger Spiced Apples with Pepitas

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 273kcal


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 medium apple cored and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons pepitas
  • Colima Sea Salt


  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the ginger and turmeric and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the apples and stir and cook until the apples start to soften.
  • Add the maple syrup and continue cooking until apples have reached a texture you like. Mine were softened, but still yielded a crisp bite.
  • Add the pepitas and serve with a sprinkling of Colima Sea Salt.


Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 443mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg