10 Minute Microwave Apple Crumble

Actually Written: 22nd September 2011

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!


10 Minute Apple Crisp
Adapted from Savory Sweet Life

Serves: 1


  • 1 apple, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbs caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cornflour
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp mixed allspice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Crisp Topping

  • 1 1/2 tbs (generous) butter
  • 2 tbs rolled oats
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 2 tbs plain flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Nuts (optional)


To Serve (Optional)

  • Golden syrup – My BIGGEST MISTAKE not using
  • Vanilla ice cream


Starting with the crisp topping:

  1. Heat a small frying pan on medium and cook the ingredients for the crisp topping mixture until it is a darkened golden brown making sure to constantly stir so it
    doesn’t burn (approx. 4-5 minutes)
  2. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a small mixing bowl combine sugar, all spices (not allspice, all the spices!) and cornstarch
  4.  Add sliced apples and mix the dry ingredients into the slices until all the dry mix is used up. Place apple mixture in a microwavable cereal bowl, cover with plastic wrap (folding some of it back to vent it), and microwave for 4 minutes or until tender – I only needed 3 minutes so do it in 1 minute or 30 second intervals to be safe
  5.  Remove from microwave and add crisp topping and gently press it down into the apple mixture with the back of a spoon.
  6. Place the bowl back in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds (I needed an extra 15 seconds for more crunch)
  7. Remove from microwave and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes. Top off with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!



  1. Shimmeshine says:

    Oh ! This looks yumm ! And sure must be smelling heavenly while baking !
    I love easy peasy microwave recipes 🙂
    Sure gonna try it….


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