Microwave Apple Crisp

Here's another recipe from my old journal with an unknown source. I'll state right up front that the recipe title is a bit misleading. You do still need an oven for this dish, but using the microwave to “pre-cook” the apples makes this a lot quicker to prepare.

Microwave Apple Crisp<
Microwave Apple Crisp

I liked the toping for this so much I doubled it from what the original recipe called for. The lemon water soak seems to be aimed at keeping the apples from getting too brown when you cook them, and also adds to the tartness of the final product.


1 whole, juicedLemon
2cups Water
4peeled and sliced Apples (Granny Smith does nicely)
1/2 cup Apple juice, unsweetened
2 TblSugar
1tsp Lemon zest
3/4 tsp Ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ground ginger
1cup Rolled oats
1/3 cupBrown sugar
1/3 cupFlour
4 TblButter


Serves: 6

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F
  2. Grease a 9" square microwavable baking dish.
  3. Combine the water and lemon juice in a large bowl. Peel and core the apples, then slice thinly and drop into the lemon water.
  4. Drain the apples. Toss in a large bowl with apple juice, sugar, lemon zest, cinnamon and ginger.
  5. Spoon into the baking dish.
  6. Cook on high in the microwave for 7 minutes, stirring twice. You want the apples to be tender but not mushy.


While cooking the apples in the microwave, prepare the topping:

  1. Stir together the oats, brown sugar and flour.
  2. Work in the butter until it's mixed thoroughly with the dry ingredients.
  3. Sprinkle the topping over the apples.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes.

Serve warm for best results.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 6
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 2g