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5-Minute Microwave Apples

How to make the best microwave apples. This quick & easy, 5-minute cinnamon dessert is the perfect cure for last-minute sweet tooth cravings.
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Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff



  • Slice or dice apples into a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Add brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir to coat the sliced apples well.
  • Add sliced butter on top.
  • Microwave for about 3-4 minutes, until tender and easily poked with a fork.


* It's important to use an apple that has a good balance of both sweet and tart flavors. For this recipe, I used Granny Smith apples.
* The amount of brown sugar you use really depends on what kind of apple you use. A really sweet apple may only need 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, or it may not require any sugar at all. A tart apple may require as much as 2 tablespoons of brown sugar! It's all up to your own preference.
How do I know when my apples are done?
You're looking for the apple slices to be soft and tender, easily poked with a fork. It's always best to play it by feel. Don't be afraid to cook them a little bit longer if needed.


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 472IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
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