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5-Minute Microwave Apple Cinnamon Crumble for One

I saw averiecooks recipe for this on Pinterest and thought I would try it tonight.


This is what the recipe in the link called for:

Crumble Topping:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed

2 tablespoons old-fashioned whole rolled oats (after testing this, I would try quick oats)

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon (I’d cut it to half a teaspoon)

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I’d half this, too)

Apple Mixture:

1 medium/large apple, diced in about 1/4″ cubes (doesn’t have to be peeled  – I’d add some raisins or another small fruit to soak up some of the sugar and cinnamon)

1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter

2 tablespoons light brown sugar (I’d only use 1 tablespoon after trying the recipe)

1 tablespoon granulated sugar (maybe only 1/2 tablespoon)

1 teaspoon cornstarch (I didn’t have any)

1 teaspoon cinnamon (1/2 would work)

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (1/4 would be enough)


In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the crumble topping.  Mix with a fork until it starts clumping together like little peas.  Sit to the side for awhile.


For the apple part of the dish, combine the apples and butter.  Put in the microwave for a minute on high.


Remove from microwave and add the rest of the ingredients.  Stir until well coated.


Sprinkle the crumb topping over the apple mixture.


Microwave for another 2 to 2-1/2 minutes.


It was really delicious, but very sweet!  I’m a sweet tooth, but this was a little much.  I put my suggestions in parenthesis next to the original recipe.

I had to laugh when I was making this because I had just bought a new set of teaspoons.  The old sets have a tablespoon, teaspoon, 1/2 and 1/4 teaspoon.  This new set has a tablespoon, 1/2 tablespoon, teaspoon and 1/2 teaspoon.  Don’t people these days know that a tablespoon is three teaspoons?  LOL!  Guess they should incorporate home economics back into the system:)

Serve with a little ice cream or plain for a nice treat or dessert.


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