Monday, September 21, 2015

Microwave Mug Apple Crisp

One of my absolute favorite desserts growing up? Apple crisp. Preferably with apples we'd just picked ourselves, after a day at the orchard. Sadly, Texas has no apple orchards (to my knowledge) so my yearly trip will not occur this year.

But, this is AMERICA and we have apples all over the damn place (they keep well, you know) so I could still make my favorite fall treat. Even better, I could make it in TWO MINUTES by creating a microwave version, yay!

There are a few components, but all in all this is a great way to make a single mug of apple crisp, for when the nights are chilly and maybe lonely (or, you just don't want to share).

Fun fact: I'd made a little to-do video about this... and accidentally deleted it before it sent to my computer. D'oh. Oh well. You'll have to imagine my chipped-manicure hands mixing this all up in real time for you... it's okay, you're not missing much.

Microwave Mug Crisp

  • 1 apple, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • Whipped cream or ice cream (optional, for topping)

-Toss the apple slices with the cinnamon and sugar and place in the mug.

-Melt the butter and toss with the oatmeal and brown sugar. Sprinkle over the apple slices.

-Microwave on high for one minute, until apple is tender. Top with whipped topping or ice cream.


  1. yessssss this sounds fantastic! with all the other MUG things out there, how did I not think of this? THANK YOU, I think this is happening tomorrow!

  2. I have always wanted to try a mug cake recipe I guess yours is a must do. I will have to make this soon =)

  3. This mug crisp looks so good! I love mug recipes because they are usually so easy!

  4. Omg, this sounds like the best mug-dessert ever! I love apple crisp and I get random cravings for it, but sometimes I just do not want to put the effort in. This is a great substitute; I cannot wait to give it a try!

  5. I love that you used oatmeal instead of flour. Sounds like the perfect way to end a night.

  6. this sounds amazing and perfect for after dinner for the kids, but not having to make a large batch. Even for a snack on a cold day!!