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Who doesn’t love apple pie, especially at this time of year? And wouldn’t it be great to be able to make apple pie in less than two minutes as a single serving size? Well, to all you travel nurses that would like that would love to have a slice of pie but don’t have the time or a stove to bake it, you are in luck. I pulled this recipe from Pinterest and thought I would give it a try.

Ingredients:
2 or 3 medium size cookies (shortbread, peanut butter or graham crackers)
1/2 tbsp of butter
1 green apple, cored, peeled and cut into small chunks
1/2 tbsp of flour
1 tsp powdered sugar
1/2 tsp – 1 tsp apple pie spice
wedge of lemon
For a variation, cheddar cheese
Optional whip cream

The Steps:

  • Place cookies in a plastic bag and smash into crumbs
  • Place butter in a ramekin or mug and microwave for 15 to 30 seconds (just enough time for the butter to melt)
  • Empty cookies into ramekin or mug, coat with butter and press to bottom and sides, creating a crust
  • Place apple chunks into another bowl. Add flour, sugar and apple pie spice. Stir to coat apples.
  • Squeeze lemon over the top of your apples and stir to mix
  • Heat apples in microwave for about 2 minutes or until apples become soft
  • Put apples in ramekin or mug , add whip cream and serve
  • *If adding cheddar cheese, place cheese over apples once you have softened in microwave and placed them in ramekin or mug. Microwave for an additional 15 to 30 seconds to melt cheese. Serve
Microwave Apple Pie
Microwave Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese

Pros: 

  • Super easy to make
  • Perfect single serving size
  • Clean up is a cinch

Cons:

  •  Recipe originally called for 1 tbsp of flour I used half that
  • Cooking the apples for 2 minutes was too long. 1 minute in my microwave worked best
  • The original recipe didn’t really tell how many cookies I needed to make a crust. I had to guess.

Overall, this is a great recipe! If I were to rate it, I would give the recipe 4.5 stars. It was so very easy to make, tasted great and was very easy to clean up. A few things that I had to adjust for were cooking time and amount of flour used. I used about half the flour suggested and cooked the apples for less time. Also when I made the apple pie with cheddar cheese, I cooked the apples for less time (45 secs) to compensate for the second cooking time to melt the cheese. You don’t want to overcook the apples.

I loved this recipe! It was the perfect serving size for one and it tasted great. It satisfied my craving for pumpkin pie. The recipe really was easy to prepare, easy to cook and easy to clean up.  This is the perfect recipe when you are limited on time and kitchen equipment to make when the sudden urge for yummy apple pie hits you. No hassle, no mess, no major prep or equipment, no big pie leftovers  to eat because you can’t let a good pie go to waste, and no regret from eating a big pie all by yourself, LOL.

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