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Microwave Baked Apples | Fall Apple Dessert Recipe - Ready In 10 Min!

Microwave Baked Apples

Delicious, juicy, classic baked apples filled with a sweet oats mixture and prepared in the microwave in just minutes!

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Course Dessert
Cuisine American, American/Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 136 kcal


  • 4 fresh, crisp apples
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut in pieces
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter cut into 8 pats
  • vanilla ice cream optional, for serving


  1. In a mixing bowl combine oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

  2. Add 1 tablespoon butter and mash it in with a fork until well combined. 

  3. Add honey and mix until everything is thoroughly combined; set aside.
  4. Cut the apples in half, lengthwise.
  5. Grab a melon baller and scoop out the middle of the apples; don't scoop out the entire flesh! Scoop out the seeds and scoop out a little bit around to make a well.
  6. Fill the apples with the prepared oat mixture.
  7. Place apples in a microwave safe baking dish; add a pat of butter on top of each apple and cover the entire dish with a paper towel.
  8. Put the baking dish in the microwave and cook on HIGH for 8 minutes.
  9. Using a fork, check for doneness by testing the thickest part of the apple.
  10. Continue to cook in 1 minute increments until desired tenderness.
  11. Remove from microwave and let stand about 2 minutes.
  12. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, optionally, and spoon sauce over apples.
  13. Serve.

Recipe Notes


  • I advise to use crisp apples; Honeycrisps are my favorite, but you can also use Granny Smith, Melrose, Braeburn, and so on.
  • Also, microwaves vary in strength, so you may have to experiment a couple times to find the time that is right for your microwave. My advice is to start checking the apples at the 6 minute mark and continue to cook in 1 minute increments until desired tenderness.


Nutrition Facts
Microwave Baked Apples
Amount Per Serving (1 apple-half)
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 4.2mg5%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.