It’s fall and all I want to eat is warm, juicy pie.
The air is crisp, there are more and more golden leaves underfoot, and the cozy comfort food cravings are truly settling in. But I have to be honest: I simply don’t have the time (or the energy) to bake a fresh pie every week to keep up with my voracious appetite for comfy desserts.
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With just a handful of staple ingredients that I can just about guarantee you already have in your kitchen, this recipe is a stir-and-nuke situation; it comes together entirely in the microwave.
Have I convinced you yet? I thought so. Here’s how to make it:
No-Bake Apple Crisp for One
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 1 apple, peeled, cored, and cut into ¾-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoons sugar
- 1½ teaspoons old-fashioned rolled oats
- Pinch table salt
- ½ tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into 2 pieces
- FOR THE FILLING: Combine all ingredients in bowl and microwave until apple has softened and juices have thickened, 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool slightly.
- FOR THE TOPPING: Meanwhile, mix flour, sugar, oats, and salt together in second bowl. Using fingers, rub butter into flour mixture until mixture has texture of coarse crumbs. Microwave until topping is golden, about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
- Sprinkle topping over apple and serve.