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Microwave apple crumble recipe

Microwave apple crumble recipe

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I don't usually like 'baking' with the microwave, but this recipe works great. The topping comes out crispy on top, moist inside - simply delicious! It's a dessert that's quick and easy to make, too. Best served warm with vanilla ice cream or natural yogurt.

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IngredientsServes: 6

  • 4 large Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced
  • 115g butter, melted
  • 165g brown sugar
  • 65g porridge oats
  • 50g plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:20min

  1. Spread the apples evenly in a square glass baking dish or deep-sided microwave-safe dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon and allspice. Sprinkle this topping evenly over the apples.
  3. Cook on full power in the microwave for 10 to 12 minutes, until apples can easily be pierced with a knife. Enjoy!

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Something else.The second time I did this I changed the method .......1. Firstly mix the apple with 1 tbsp water and some sugar and microwave on high heat covered for 3 minutes. Stir. .......2. Mix topping, put on top of apples and cook on medium heat uncovered for 7 minutes. .......3. Leave to stand for 3 minutes before eating I found that this cooked th eapples better without the topping overcooking-22 Apr 2009

The quantities of the ingredients were perfect in this recipes but I adjusted the cooking times in the microwave the second time I tried tto make this as the first time the crumble seemed to 'burn' in my microwave...but its a great time saving recipe!-22 Apr 2009

If you are using pre-cooked Fruit, try Microwaving the Crumble separately for about 5 Minutes, forking and sampling as you go then there won't be a burning problem.I have just had a nice crispy Rhubarb Crumble without the usual uncooked soggy bottom.Crumble quantities above are enough for 2 servings, I have saved one in my Fridge.-15 Sep 2013

Microwave Apple Crisp

Pumpkin gets a ton of love this time of year, but I’ve tried to make it a point to show some love to the not-so-famous fall staple, apples. This love recently came in the form of a Apple Crisp Pie that will rock you to your core. But my goal with Mugs for Muscles is to provide quick and easy recipes, and this microwave apple crisp is just that.

In about five minutes, you’ll have a 146-calorie apple crisp that’s the perfect vehicle for ice cream, Greek yogurt, whipped cream, or anything else you throw at it. You’ll only need five ingredients other than an apple, and I’ll briefly run through them below to give you ideas for modifying as needed.

10 Minute Microwave Apple Crumble

I am a lazy person
There, I admit it. What are you going to do about it? Admit it. Sometimes waiting for an oven seems like a lifetime, especially when your batter is slowly decreasing in amount… That is where the microwave comes in.

Now I make many microwave desserts. A brilliant 5 minute chocolate cake, cheesecake and want to try brownies. The only thing that has failed is a peanut butter cookie. I want to add this to my repertoire. Simple, perfect and beautiful to eat.

This crumble is warm and tender and reminds me of a big hug at 12 midnight!

That is useful when your mum isn’t here :p! Awww… sentimental me…
Anyway though, please try this recipe. I have made a few adaptations like reducing the caster sugar, not adding cornstarch because I didn’t have any but it is strongly recommended and reducing some cooking times. Next time, I will probably also peel the skin (all the fibre is in it, I had to keep it!) because it got all wrinkly and serve it with vanilla ice cream mixed with cinnamon. YUM! Oh and decrease the brown sugar to 1 1/2 tbs. Oh, whoops, I also added some allspice as well. I love a fragrant apple crisp! And (last note I promise) add in some nuts into the crisp topping like walnuts or pecans (2 tbs) for extra crunch!

Easy Microwave Apple Pie

Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • Pre-packaged store bought crust
  • 1/4 cup of white sugar (filling)
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar (filling)
  • 3 tablespoons of flour (filling)
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (filling)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (filling)
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon (filling)
  • 4-6 Granny Smith apples, sliced thin (filling)
  • 1 cup brown sugar (crumble top)
  • 1/2 cup of flour (crumble top)
  • 1/2 cup of quick oats (crumble top)
  • 1/2 cup of cold butter (crumble top)


  1. Place crust into a microwave-safe pie dish, scoring the bottom and sides of the crust with a fork. Microwave on high for 5 minutes and let it rest while you make the filling.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, mix your pie filling ingredients together so they are evenly coated. Microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes, then take it out to stir. Continue cooking for another 2 1/2 minutes.
  3. Add the apples to your pie crust. Do not add the extra liquid if you want your pie less soupy.
  4. Mix your crumble top ingredients together and cut in the cold butter. Sprinkle on top of the pie.
  5. Add the entire pie with crumble top back into the microwave for an additional 5 minutes. (You can check your pie halfway through to make sure its doing ok – every microwave cooks different!)
  6. Let it cool (it’s going to be HOT!) and enjoy.

Please tell me if you try this recipe and what adjustments you make! Should we try pumpkin next?

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I liked it. a sweet, but healthier version to apple crisp. I think next time I will cut back the sweetener on the apples and maybe add a bit more rolled oats.

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Q Directions

I saw a similar recipe on a website. I wanted to try it, but only on small scale. so here's what I came up with.

1 tart apple, cored and diced (I didn't peel it, because I like the peel)

vanilla to taste (just a touch)

I mixed this together in a microwaveable cereal bowl.

1/8 cup old fashioned rolled oats

I mixed this together in a separate bowl until it looked like a crumble topping.

I put the crumble topping on top of the apple mixture, then microwaved it for 2 minutes.

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I made this earlier this evening for dessert. I hate peeling apples, so I only do it a few times a year for my husband's craving for apple crisp and apple pie. I used 5 fairly large Cortland apples, peeled 3 of them and left 2 of them unpeeled, just diced smaller. I tossed my apple chunks in cinnamon/sugar before putting the topping on. I also tweaked the recipe a bit and used 1/4 cup chunky peanut butter and 1/4 cup melted butter mixed. The PB gave it an extra boost and the peanuts gave it a nice, surprising crunch. Overall, I think the recipe is okay. I prefer an oven baked crisp over the microwave, even with the ease of the microwave. Honestly, once you've got the apple crisp prepared in the pan (and assuming you've pre-heated your oven) all you have to do is throw it in there to bake!

As a teacher, it was the perfect recipe for classroom cooking in fall. We did add extra sugar, spices, and oatmeal to make a thick topping.I have made this twice, once in the microwave and once in the oven - both delicious.

This is a very quick and easy recipe. My 6 year old daughter and I whipped this together in less than 15 minutes. We used July apples, and they were quite tart-- the perfect foil for the sweet cinnamon topping! We'll be making THIS one more often!

Ovens are a rare commodity in China (where I'm currently living) so I was so excited to come across this recipe. I made it yesterday and it was so delicious! It's even great the next day, cold (eating right now!). Instead of allspice, I added a pinch of clove, and I added a drop of vanilla into the butter before mixing it. I also topped it after cooking with some granola to get that oven crunch. Worked out pretty well. And it was so quick and easy! Thanks!!

This was good for a quick, must have apple crisp, fix. It turned out more like applesauce with a crumble on top. I have to eat it with vanilla icecream and caramel sauce. Best Ever Carmel Apple Crisp from this site is amazing but like I said, need it fast. use this recipe.

This recipe was in a MW book I bought 30 years ago and we have had it every couple of weeks. We love it! Mine didn't however have allspice but I am sure it is just as good with it! My recipe also calls for 6 cups of apples. I recently added some cranberries along with the apples and it was very good.

I NEVER cook in the microwave (well. maybe popcorn), I only use it to warm things. My 13 year daughter has recently started baking, came across this recipe, thought it sounded easy, and gave it a try. It was WONDERFUL! I can't believe it's cooked in the microwave. The best part is that SHE can whip it up for me with no problem when we have company coming over!

We went to a playoff hockey game tonight. We just got in, when at 11:45 at night hubby tells me he is craving apple pie a la mode. I get on this site and look up apple cobbler and find this gem. I don't have apples but I do substitute a 21 oz. can of store brand apple pie filling for them. I made the rest of recipe as listed and baked in the microwave for 12 minutes. This was 5 minutes to prepare, 12 minutes to bake it was delicious. This one is a new favorite of mine. 10 stars for tasty, quick and easy (with the pie filling). Thank you.

Microwave Mug Apple Crisp

Each year, when fall rolls around, I get so excited for baking season! There is just nothing like cozying up in the kitchen to make homemade treats, with all of the seasons best ingredients. It goes without saying that one of the fall flavors we all know and love is apple. From Granny Smith to Red Delicious, and cooking varieties such as Bramley, there is no limit to our creativity. Now you can have an amazing apple dessert in minutes with my recipe for Microwave Mug Apple Crisp. You heard me right! Instead of making a traditional apple crisp I am making this classic recipe into a single serve, microwave mug treat.

This Microwave Mug Apple Crisp is perfect pretty much any time of day, a sweet breakfast, after school snack, or a late night treat! Just like me you probably have a few extra apples in your kitchen at this time of year. Instead of allowing them to perish, you can turn them into this comforting treat in under 10 minutes. To make my Microwave Mug Apple Crisp I simply dice up my apples and toss them in a bit of cinnamon and flour, just like a traditional apple crisp. I top my apple with a lovely crunchy topping made of oats, pecans, butter and sugar. You would not believe what these simple ingredients do when microwaved for just 2 minutes. The apples soften, and the crunchy topping crisps, and just like that, you have made the perfect, single serve, apple crisp.

If you like the sound of this recipe you’ll love my Microwave Mug Pecan Pie and Microwave Mug Pumpkin Pie. Happy micro-baking!

Start by peeling, coring, and slicing a large apple. Firmer apples like gala or Granny Smith work much better than softer varieties like McIntosh, since they hold their shape better when cooked, and don’t turn into a pile of mush.
Toss the apple slices in a microwave-safe mug with 1 teaspoon flour, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon until coated.

Top the apples with 1 1/2 tablespoons of granola. If you have a cinnamon flavored granola, even better, but any type will really do. I prefer one without any added dried fruits or nuts for a more OG apple crisp flavor. Microwave it on high for 1-2 minutes, or until apples are softened. I like mine to have a slight bite left to them, but if you like your apples really cooked down, cook it for an additional 30 seconds to a minute longer. Carefully remove it from the microwave (it’s gunna be HOT), top with 1/2 tablespoon more of granola, and a dollop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (optional, but is it really?)

Recipe Apple Crumble

  • Calories: 220
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 9 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 7 g
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g
    • Natural Sugar: 15 g
    • Added Sugar: 6 g

    This recipe is a dessert dream—it features cinnamon-infused apples plus a sweet and crispy topping studded with whole grain goodness. It’s also gluten-free and provides protein and fiber along with loads of deliciousness. If you happen to have any leftovers, stash ’em in the fridge and reheat single portions in the microwave when you’re ready to dig in. Based on my taste-testing research, you should be able to scoop up the perfect apple-to-crumble ratio with each and every bite.

    * I typically use sweet varieties like Fuji, Gala or Honey Crisp, but you can certainly go tart with Granny Smith, too. Also, you can stick with a single apple variety for this recipe or enjoy a mix of several types—anything goes!

    • • 1 cup blanched almond flour
    • • ¾ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
    • • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or apple pie spice blend
    • • ¼ to ½ teaspoon kosher salt
    • • ¼ cup maple syrup
    • • 2 tablespoons melted butter* (or go dairy-free and use coconut, canola or grapeseed oil)

    *I microwave for about 30 seconds to melt.

    Preheat the oven to 350˚. Mist a 9- x 13-inch (3-quart) baking dish with nonstick oil spray and set aside.

    In a large bowl, mix the apples with lemon juice and ¾ teaspoon cinnamon until well combined (use your hands to toss everything). Pour the apple mixture into the prepared baking dish and set aside.

    Prepare the crumble: Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl and stir to combine. The mixture should be wet and clumpy.

    Using your hands, sprinkle the crumble over the apple mixture to create an even layer on top. Wrap tightly with foil and bake for 45 minutes on the middle rack. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes. The apples should be hot and bubbly, and the crumble topping should be golden brown throughout.

    Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm with the option of ice cream, whipped topping, or a dollop yogurt on top of on the side.