While the humble microwave is often shunned for serious cooking, you might be pleasantly surprised by this recipe for microwave apple crisp. Whether you’re looking for a traditional hot dessert with minimal fuss or want an approachable recipe to introduce a new cook to the kitchen, this dish delivers. 

Servings: 6


  • 4 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice

Step 1: Spread the apples evenly in an 8-inch square glass baking dish (a deep-dish glass pie plate also works). In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon and allspice. Then, sprinkle this topping evenly over the apples.

Step 2: Microwave on full power for 10 to 12 minutes, until the apples can easily be pierced with a knife. Serve and enjoy!

This dish is best served warm and topped with a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream. Use the hashtag #DKMCrecipes to share your dishes and let us know other recipes you would like to try.