Say what you want, 2020 might have just put one in the win column with this recipe revelation. When I first had the idea to try cooking an apple pie in the microwave, I was preparing for a hilarious fail. Back in 2018, we cooked a turkey in the microwave and I was certain it was going to be terrible. Clearly I was wrong on both accounts. I owe you an apology, microwave. You truly are a national treasure.
Soggy crust? Nope. Half-cooked apples? Not even close. This recipe may have just saved Thanksgiving. Usually we are jockeying for oven space and carefully timing out logistics. With a pie that can be cooked from start to finish in 15 minutes without getting close to the oven? That’s a Thanksgiving miracle.
Easy Microwave Apple Pie
Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Pre-packaged store bought crust
- 1/4 cup of white sugar (filling)
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar (filling)
- 3 tablespoons of flour (filling)
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (filling)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (filling)
- Juice from 1/2 lemon (filling)
- 4-6 Granny Smith apples, sliced thin (filling)
- 1 cup brown sugar (crumble top)
- 1/2 cup of flour (crumble top)
- 1/2 cup of quick oats (crumble top)
- 1/2 cup of cold butter (crumble top)
- Place crust into a microwave-safe pie dish, scoring the bottom and sides of the crust with a fork. Microwave on high for 5 minutes and let it rest while you make the filling.
- In a large microwave-safe bowl, mix your pie filling ingredients together so they are evenly coated. Microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes, then take it out to stir. Continue cooking for another 2 1/2 minutes.
- Add the apples to your pie crust. Do not add the extra liquid if you want your pie less soupy.
- Mix your crumble top ingredients together and cut in the cold butter. Sprinkle on top of the pie.
- Add the entire pie with crumble top back into the microwave for an additional 5 minutes. (You can check your pie halfway through to make sure its doing ok – every microwave cooks different!)
- Let it cool (it’s going to be HOT!) and enjoy.
Please tell me if you try this recipe and what adjustments you make! Should we try pumpkin next?