1 Minute Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Apples

The other night, I really wanted some baked appley goodness.  The only trouble was I was supposed to be working, not baking.

And then, I remembered this marvelous invention we have in the kitchen.

The microwave!

My respect for this machine went way up when I realized I could have sweet, cinnamon baked apple in just 1 minute.  And the fact that someone left a smidge of vanilla ice cream in the freezer for me made my quick dessert even better.

This is much more method than recipe, but I’ll write it up as a recipe anyway.

1 Minute Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Apples

Serves: 1 serving

  • 1 apple
  • 1 Tbs. brown sugar (more or less, according to your taste)
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon (more or less)
  • 1 tsp. water (more or less or none, if you don't want it very syrupy)
  1. Peel and chop your apple into a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, adjusting according to what you like.
  3. Cover loosely with plastic wrap.
  4. Microwave 1 minute. Add time, if your apple is still crunchy. Mine only needed 1 minute.
  5. Top with ice cream, nuts, granola or add to your oatmeal in the morning.

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  1. Love love love this kind of simple ‘recipe’…soooo glad you shared. I’ll be enjoying it very soon. Brilliant!

  2. Thank you for a great alternative to a calori heavy dessert. Warm apples with just enough sugar and cinnamon, and quick to make. I didn’t miss the crust of an apple pie at all.
    Added granola to mine for a little crunch.

  3. Love this. Great addition to breakfast. I would pour a little cream over it instead of the ice cream. This post is in my Friday Finds this week. Thanks so much for sharing, Tiffany.

  4. Samantha says:

    This is so amazing! I love the taste and so easy to make! Now only if there was some kind of choclatey thing like this…..

  5. Just finished making them and i feel like i ate heaven!!!!! 1 minute in the microwave was perfect it was one in the morning i couldnt sleep sooo i cracked open a box of brown sugar opened some penzeys spices cinnamon and sliced an apple this was so good i am going to make them again and again when i put them in the fridge someone will wonder what they are open them up and enjoy! I also happy with my results! and this was so easy you can see pictures of mine on instagram at A.ROBERTS517 they are fabtastic!!! can not wait to share them…

  6. Love this simple recipe!

  7. Hale the Hellion says:

    This is really good – I added other fruit with it (like carmalized bananas and cooked strawberries) and topped it with vanilla ice cream and maple nuts.

  8. Some one please give me a good and easy peach cobbler. Recipe. Thank you


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