September 13, 2018



Curb that apple crisp craving in no time with this Microwave Apple Crisp For One. Dreams of digging into hot cinnamon apple and a crunchy crumb topping can come true ten minutes. Best of all, it tastes exactly like oven baked!

Microwave Apple Crisp For One
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Have you ever had a craving for apple crisp that never got satisfied because it takes too dang long to make? I have, but no more. I can now appease that craving in just 10 minutes!! Yes! That's how long it takes to prep and cook this mouthwatering and scrumptious apple crisp. Seriously, you can't tell that it was made in the microwave! 

Microwave Apple Crisp For One

Recipe Highlights:
  • Peel and chop one apple.
  • Combine with flour, sugar, and cinnamon.

  • Microwave for 2 1/2 minutes.
  • Combine crumb top dry ingredients with melted butter. 
  • Spread on a small microwaveable plate.
  • Place beside apple and microwave at intervals of 30 seconds, 30 seconds, and 20 seconds. Stir in between intervals.
  • Remove from microwave.
  • Place crumb topping over apple.

Microwave Apple Crisp For One

To serve, scoop the crumb topping over the apple filling. Add a nice dollop of vanilla ice cream if you so desire, although it is PERFECT without! 

Microwave Apple Crisp For One


Microwave Apple Crisp For One


1 8-ounce apple (I prefer to use combo of 1/2  gala and 1/2 McIntosh apples)
3/4 teaspoons granulated sugar, or to taste
1/8 rounded teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 scant tsp. flour
cooking spray

Crumb Topping:
1/2 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon quick cooking oatmeal
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
a tiny pinch of baking powder
a tiny pinch of salt

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Small BPA Free Cutting Board


Peel, core, and slice apple into wedges. Slice each wedge into 1/8-inch thick pieces. Place apple into a bowl. Add sugar, cinnamon, and flour. Combine. 

Place the butter in a small microwaveable plate. Microwave for 20 seconds to melt. 

Meanwhile, spray a 1-cup capacity microwavable ramekin or mug with cooking spray. Add apple. Mound apple as high as you can without overflowing. They will cook down. There may be some excess depending on how large the apple was.

Remove the plate of butter from the microwave. Place the apple in the microwave. Cook for 2 1/2 minutes. 

While the apple cooks, add the remaining crumb topping ingredients to the melted butter. Mix to form wet coarse crumbs. Spread crumbs into an even layer on a paper or microwaveable plate.

After the apple has cooked for 2 1/2 minutes, place the crumb topping plate beside the apple filling. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir the crumb topping to prevent the sugar from burning. Cook one more cycle for 30 seconds. Stir crumb topping. Microwave for 20 additional seconds (30 seconds may be too long and the sugar in the crumb topping may start to burn). 

Remove content from microwave. Place crumb topping over apple and serve (with a dollop of vanilla ice cream, optional). 
Makes 1 individual size serving.

Recipe Notes 
  1. If using tart apple, you might want to increase the granulated sugar slightly.
  2. Depending on the kind of apple you use and your personal preference on the firmness or tenderness of your apple crisp, adjust the cooking time accordingly. The total cooking time in this recipe yields apple that is tender but with a slight bite.
  3. Cooking time is based on a 1000 W microwave oven. Cooking time may vary depending on the power of your microwave.

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  1. Oh yes I can definitely relate to wanting apple crisp, but the work that comes with it is too much. So thank you Thao for simplifying this yummy recipe and making it soooooo much quicker and easier to make. You know you just gave me a great breakfast idea for this morning, so goodbye toaster...hello apple crisp��

    1. I'm so glad that I can give you easy access to apple crisp, Ashika! LOL! I'm loving your apple crisp for breakfast idea!!

  2. Thanks for the apple crisp recipe. This is my favorite one too and it's quick and easy to prepare. Let's try this delicious egg recipe and go with 10 seconds less than your time with microwave bowl.

  3. i used to microwave apples + cinnamon + sugar as an afternoon snack when i was younger. but this sounds 23409x better because of that crumble!!!

    1. That's a tasty little afternoon snack, Heather! But it is amazing what a little crumble will do! :)

  4. It sounds like a delicious recipe, particularly cause it's fast. A perfect quick treat to really feet in autumn ;)

    1. I love how quickly it comes together compared to the conventional method. And this time of year, apple crisp seems to be the thing I'm craving all the time!

  5. You do realize how dangerous this is right?! I'm going to be making this all of the time!! Except I'll have to double it, as there's no way my husband would let me get away with making it for "one" ;)

    1. I know! It's deadly! But this can be our one and only vice, and this one is husband approved as long as they can partake! 😆

  6. It's been years since I got rid of my microwave, and I haven't missed it until now! (I replaced with a proper hood.) I am now jealous of your 5 minute crisp. :(

    1. I would love to share my apple crisp with you! But now I'm jealous because I don't have a proper hood! 🙁

    2. I do love my proper hood! Sear a steak and instead of shutting off the smoke alarms, WHOOSH and all the smoke and steam are outside. I'll have to share this crisp recipe with my parents. They have a microwave and would love a quick fruit dessert recipe.

    3. I love the sound of that hood!! I have done my share of fanning the smoke detector with kitchen towels! 😆 I'm so glad you are going to try this out with your parents. I hope you all will like it!!!

  7. Thao this is awesome!! My boyfriend doesn't really like apple dessert (i know blasphemy) so this is perfect just for me. And so easy! I can't wait to try it :-)

    1. Thanks Danielle!! The bright side is since you don't have to waste precious time making a second crisp for him, you can dig into yours sooner!😃