Microwaved Apple Crumble

    54 minutes

    I don't usually like 'baking' with the microwave but this recipe works great. The topping comes out crispy on top, moist inside and delicious all around.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 4 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
    • 125g butter, melted
    • 3/4 cup (125g) packed brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup (125g) quick cooking oats
    • 1/2 cup (60g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon allspice

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:27min  ›  Ready in:54min 

    1. Spread the apples evenly in a 20cm square glass baking dish. A deep dish glass pie plate will also work.
    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.

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    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 allrecipes.com 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!!!!! I will be submitting my picture of this dish.  -  08 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This a great recipe! My family loved it!I found it very quick and easy to make. I didn't have allspice on hand so in place of the allspice I used 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg and 1/2 tsp. cloves. I will make this again. The only other thing I will do different the next time is cook it 10 minutes rather than 12 minutes. With my microwave, 12 minutes made the topping a little on the hard side.  -  09 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I liked that this recipe had few ingredients, and included oatmeal in the topping. I used 6 small granny smith apples, instead of 4 large ones, and doubled the quantity of the topping. Also added some nutmeg along with the cinnamon and allspice. An apple corer saved a lot of time getting the peeled apples sliced (not too thin, or the filling turns to mush). It all fit in an 8x8 clear glass baking dish. I microwaved it for the full 12 minutes, and everything was cooked through and cooked evenly. The topping was nice and chewy, not too dry in my opinion. Might decrease the time just a bit for firmer apples next time, as well as use a little less butter and sugar. I agree with a previous reviewer -- the topping did not really crumble, and had to be put in pats on top. With ice cream and extra ingredients, there was enough for 10-12 people. A keeper!  -  26 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)