Baked Apples with Cinnamon “Pie” – in a Mug (Microwave Recipes)


I’m always amazed by just how many microwave recipes there are out there.

My mom has a microwave recipe book and I remember how my brother and I would spend school holidays making all kinds of things to surprise her with over lunch time. Those were fun days…it was a good thing we had that book, because us using the oven back then was a definite no-no!

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Using a microwave to cook or bake is so easy and practical. It takes less time, it uses less electricity, and it sometimes gets the job done better – and faster – than what an oven would!

The other day I was hungry and needed something to snack on. It’s the middle of winter over here so the idea of eating an apple and cold yoghurt just didn’t do it for me. But we had a fruit bowl full of apples that needed to be eaten so I didn’t have much of a choice.

I decided to warm up an apple but I was in NO mood to stand over a pot at the stove.

That’s when the idea to use the microwave popped up. But I didn’t just want a boring old apple. I wanted a DESSERT. So immediately I thought of an apple pie. I honestly don’t remember the last time I had an apple pie…this definitely hit the spot.

I couldn’t believe how good it came out. Okay…it’s no gourmet apple crumble pie or anything, but it’s a pretty good substitute, it’s inexpensive, and it’s healthy. And it tastes like apple pie!

Here’s the recipe…it’s easy-peasy and so yummy!

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  • 1 apple
  • ½ t cinnamon
  • 4 t low fat plain yoghurt
  • drizzle of honey (you can add syrup if you prefer)
  • 2 t diced almonds (you can add a handful of nuts here too)


  1. Peel and chop the apple into small cubes. Place into a microwavable mug, add the cinnamon and a drop or two of water.
  2. Heat on high for 35 – 40 seconds.
  3. Top with the yoghurt, drizzle with honey, and garnish with chopped nuts of your choice.
  4. Add a spoon and enjoy!

I’m definitely going to be eating a lot more of these mini “apple pie” microwave recipes this winter.

The yoghurt reminds me of the cream you normally have with an apple pie, and the nuts reminded me of the crumble.

If you’re in the mood for something warm, sweet, and quick to make – I highly recommend this recipe!

Health and happiness…






14 Replies to “Baked Apples with Cinnamon “Pie” – in a Mug (Microwave Recipes)”

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  3. This sounds delicious, and pretty easy to make. Thanks!
    Kerry recently posted…Why So Many Movie Previews … Especially at Kid Flicks?My Profile

    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Hi Kerry! Yes…took all of a few minutes (and it was yummy), what a pleasure!

  4. We’re about to change our electric oven and are going for one of those combo Microwave cum Oven cum grill thingys. Thanks for sharing this, I will pin!
    Michelle Liew recently posted…A trip to the Bukit Batok Nature ReserveMy Profile

    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      That sounds awesome…time saver too! We have a gas stove in this house, so I’m still getting used to how quickly food takes to cook compared to an electric oven.

  5. Wow! That looks really good for something that can be made so quickly! I will definitely give this a try. I think even my kids would eat it. 🙂
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Amy, I hope they do! Makes a change from boring apples and it’s like a dessert 😉

  6. WOW! So simple and awesome looking. I am trying this today!
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Hi Nicole, I hope you enjoyed it! It’s my newest favourite snack…quick quick and yum 🙂

  7. Yup, totally pinning. Sounds delicious and so easy. Thank you as always Melanie!! 🙂
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      It’s super easy! Thanks Janine 😉

  8. yum…yum…yum!

    I gotta try this short cut recipe.

    thanks Melanie!
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Pleasure Ruchira, I hope you love it!

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