Easy Microwave Apple Pie

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)


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the apples to your pie crust. Do not add the extra liquid if you want your pie less soupy.
  4. Mix your crumble top ingredients together and cut in the cold butter. Sprinkle on top of the pie.
  5. 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!)
  6. 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?

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