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Microwave Mug Apple Crisp ??? Yes and it is INSANE!!!!!

Microwave Mug Apple Crisp

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Hi Bold Bakers!

Each year, when fall rolls around, I get so excited for baking season! There is just nothing like cozying up in the kitchen to make homemade treats, with all of the seasons best ingredients. It goes without saying that one of the fall flavors we all know and love is apple. From Granny Smith to Red Delicious, and cooking varieties such as Bramley, there is no limit to our creativity. Now you can have an amazing apple dessert in minutes with my recipe for Microwave Mug Apple Crisp. You heard me right! Instead of making a traditional apple crisp I am making this classic recipe into a single serve, microwave mug treat.

This Microwave Mug Apple Crisp is perfect pretty much any time of day, a sweet breakfast, after school snack, or a late night treat! Just like me you probably have a few extra apples in your kitchen at this time of year. Instead of allowing them to perish, you can turn them into this comforting treat in under 10 minutes. To make my Microwave Mug Apple Crisp I simply dice up my apples and toss them in a bit of cinnamon and flour, just like a traditional apple crisp. I top my apple with a lovely crunchy topping made of oats, pecans, butter and sugar. You would not believe what these simple ingredients do when microwaved for just 2 minutes. The apples soften, and the crunchy topping crisps, and just like that, you have made the perfect, single serve, apple crisp.

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If you like the sound of this recipe you’ll love my Microwave Mug Pecan Pie and Microwave Mug Pumpkin Pie. Happy micro-baking!

4.15 from 61 votes
Microwave Mug Apple Crisp ??? Yes and it is INSANE!!!!!
Microwave Mug Apple Crisp Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
7 mins

My Microwave Mug Apple Crisp recipe is the perfect single-serving Fall treat made in the microwave in just a few minutes!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2oz/45g) butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoons oats
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 small apple , peeled diced
  • ½ tablespoon all purpose flour
  • ½ tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  1. In a small bowl stir in the oats,flour, pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, and the salt.
  2. Stir in the melted butter to create the crisp topping
  3. Chop the apples small and toss them with the ½ tablespoon of flour, ½ tablespoon of the sugar, and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon.
  4. Take a Microwaveable mug and fill with the apple. You can fill the mug because the apples cook down.
  5. Spoon the crisp mixture over the top.
  6. Microwave for 2- 2 ½ minutes. the apples should be bubbling and the whole thing will reduce in size. Cooking time is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary.
  7. Carefully remove from the microwave and let stand until cool enough to eat. Be careful because it's going to be really hot at first!
  8. Enjoy warm with vanilla ice cream
  9. Cooking time will vary greatly depending on your microwave and the width and depth of the mug.
Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 28
WW PointsPlus: 19
Cooking time will vary greatly depending on your microwave and the width and depth of the mug. The mugs I use are small, roughly 6oz (¾ /1 cup)

This pie can be made 24 hours in advance so you can have them ready for a party





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  1. Rosemary on October 3, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    I made the apple crisp in a mug tonight and although it is an excellent recipe – easy to make and so much better since it’s just my husband and I and we do not want a lot of leftover desserts sitting around. However, we both felt that it is too sweet and will have to adjust the brown sugar the next time. But in the meantime I will be make many other mug recipes. Thanks for providing such interesting methods. Probably next it will be breakfast items.

    • Gemma Stafford on October 4, 2019 at 12:26 pm

      Thank you for sharing Rosemary. Let me know how you get on with the other recipes.

  2. Maya on May 14, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Oh my, Gemma, yet another hit! You gave me a perfect way to use a left-over Apple, thank you ????????

    Could you please show us how to make raspberry cream cheese danishes in a mug?

    Thank again for my new daily joy-In-a-mug ❤️
    Grateful ,

    • Gemma Stafford on May 15, 2019 at 8:34 am

      Hi Maya,
      well, that is a very specific request, and I will add it to my list, to see what we can do with it, to make it bigger and bolder!
      thank you for being here with us,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Maya Gail Taylor on May 15, 2019 at 6:45 pm

        Thanks so so much! You’re such an inspiration! I’ve been telling everyone I talk to about your site and recipes, especially the mug meals ???? Thanks to you I even made my own cream cheese! ❤️???????????? Have a great weekend!

        • Gemma Stafford on May 16, 2019 at 2:13 am

          Thank you Maya, I appreciate your spreading the word, it really helps,
          Gemma 🙂

  3. Frankie on March 3, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Love this. Thanks Gemma, I enjoy all your recipes. Thanks you bunches.

    • Gemma Stafford on March 5, 2019 at 5:07 pm

      I am delighted to hear that!

  4. Leigh Hammond on January 20, 2019 at 10:46 am

    The best! My hubby’s favorite. If I make one for me iam lucky to get 2 bites before he steals it!

    • Gemma Stafford on January 21, 2019 at 12:51 am

      Hi Leigh,
      Haha! sharing is caring 😉
      Thank you for this lovely review of this recipe, I appreciate it,
      Gemma 🙂

  5. Patty on November 10, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    I’m so glad I found this site. I made the crisp tonight with blackberries that I bought on sale and didn’t know what to do with. It turned out great.

    • Gemma Stafford on November 12, 2018 at 10:09 am

      Hi there! Yay, this is one of my favorites, send us a photo next time!

  6. Wafs on June 20, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Can butter be replaced with something else?

    • Gemma Stafford on June 20, 2018 at 9:09 pm

      You could use a vegan or dairy free substitute if that is what you are looking for.

      Hope this helps,

  7. cassandra on April 20, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    im going to try this using one of those single serving applesauce cups

    • Gemma Stafford on April 21, 2018 at 3:19 am

      hi there,
      Good, though I am not sure what that cup is! The cup/mug should be about 6 -8oz capacity, and wide at the mouth, that will work best for you.
      Gemma 🙂

  8. Bernice on April 14, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Your ingredients list includes cinnamon once but your instructions include using 1/4tsp twice. Could you clarify please?

    • Gemma Stafford on April 15, 2018 at 3:37 am

      Hi there,
      OOPS! I do not know what I would do without you guys keeping me on track!
      I omitted the 1/4 tsp cinnamon from the ingredients, this is the one which is added to the apples.
      i will go back to the recipe right now and correct this, thank you for letting me know,
      Gemma 🙂

  9. AnnSmeal on April 10, 2018 at 10:20 am

    I have never thought of making single serving pies! However, I do not use microwaves. Do you have temperature and time for toaster ovens or regular ovens? I don’t mind heating up my oven in the winter for small things, it helps warm the house.

    • Gemma Stafford on April 10, 2018 at 11:13 am

      Hi Ann,
      Yes, I do know what you mean, In Ireland, when I was a child, the oven was often part of the heating in the long winter months, whether deliberately or accidentally!
      In a toaster oven, I think 180c to start, then drop back to 160c. The elements are so close to the food that it can be an issue.
      In a main oven 180c for about 15 mins, make a few at a time, you can use a muffin pan, and freeze what you do not use.
      I hope this is of help, thank you for bneing in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  10. hie on February 3, 2018 at 4:27 am


    • Gemma Stafford on February 3, 2018 at 11:59 am

      Thanks so much, really glad you like my recipes. 🙂


  11. hie on February 3, 2018 at 4:26 am


  12. JohnnyBoy! on January 29, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Wow! Just Wow!
    No, wait.
    WOW! JUST WOW!!!!
    I’m a huge fan of, desserts-for-one, and apples. Your recipe checked all the boxes, and was delicious and gone in no time.
    I highly recommend this to anyone that enjoys apple desserts! I made it according to the recipe, except for one minor thing, I added a little extra cinnamon and a touch of ground cloves, and my favorite… extra pecans.
    But, between the two, I am positive that your recipe is the best!!!
    Thank you for such a great dessert!

    • Gemma Stafford on January 29, 2018 at 8:52 pm

      Yayyyy!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so thrilled you liked this recipe.

      Thanks for trying it out. If you haven’t tried mug pizza yet then you have to do that next :).


  13. lois muzzy on January 4, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    What do you do with the 2 tablespoons of flour and 2 tablespoons brown sugar? It is in the ingredient list but not in instructions as is the tablespoon of each.

    • Gemma Stafford on January 6, 2018 at 5:33 am

      Hi Lois,
      I went back to this recipe and corrected it, thank you for pointing it out. You add the flour and sugar with the dry ingredients,
      Gemma 🙂

  14. Monique on December 3, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    I forgot to mention that the recipe I made was the microwave mug apple crisp.
    Can’t wait to try your other recipes!

  15. Monique on December 3, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Made it today. It was delicious and fast. Thanks for the recipe Gemma !

    • Gemma Stafford on December 4, 2017 at 3:13 am

      Thank you Monique, for that very kind review,
      Gemma 🙂

  16. BoltWiz1973 on November 30, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Hi Gemma!

    I had a thought! 5 minute mugranola (mug granola)!

    • Gemma Stafford on November 30, 2017 at 7:43 pm

      GENIUS!! I like that 🙂


  17. Eleanor on November 12, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Saw you on youtube. I CAN”T WAIT to start this. I am going to buy some ingredients and try out the ones that look best. Thank you for this website, I love it. This is such a fun way to bake. Plus it is quick and easy. THANK YOU!

    • Gemma Stafford on November 13, 2017 at 1:17 am

      Hi Eleanor,
      good to have you with us. all of the mug recipes are together here on the website now, and there is a link to a FREE e-book too. ( scroll down, click the link, and download the PDF.
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  18. NishaChittlangia on November 3, 2017 at 5:57 am

    Can we use walnuts instead in pecans in microwave mug apple crisp?

    • Gemma Stafford on November 4, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Hi Nisha,
      Yes, these are a great substitute, they are a similar, tender nut. Buy the best you can find, fresh as possible,
      Gemma 🙂

  19. Lois Bonner on October 31, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Saw you on channel nine this morning and went to the website. These mug recipes are perfect for me since I am a senior and don’t want to always have to make full sized recipe. I am looking forward to using lots of your mug meals.

    • Gemma Stafford on November 2, 2017 at 5:22 am

      Hi Lois,
      That is great to hear, thank you for being with us.
      In the mug meals section there is a link to a FREE E-Book too, you can download this. You will be allset for a huge variety of easy mug meals.
      Remember you can use similar containers too, small cereal bowls, pudding basins etc. It is only important that they can take the heat,
      Gemma 🙂

  20. PureClover67 on October 22, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Oh, just Oh. Love this site, recently found it today, and am SO impressed. Im currently going through some frustrating times and this site and its ‘mug meals’ have just cheered up my day!! shoot, now I crave deserts!! well, now I have the perfect *cough cough* excuse *cough cough* to make some little pies and deserts!

    • Gemma Stafford on October 23, 2017 at 3:11 am

      Haha! Chloe, a little sweet treat always cures your ills!
      Actually I think it is the act of baking, which is a mindful activity, which helps to cheer us up.
      Good for you, carry on baking,
      Gemma 🙂

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