Almost Instant Baked Apple

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 mins

I started making this for myself as a little treat when I was probably 10 or 11 years old. I had a Better Homes and Gardens Junior Cookbook of my own, from which I adapted the recipe to serve one and to use our brand new appliance -- a microwave!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash, dry, and core the apple. Peel a strip of skin from around the cored center. Put apple in a microwave-proof bowl.
  2. Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, and raisins, and fill the apple with the mixture. You could add chopped, nuts, too, if you wanted. Dot with the butter. Pour the water around the apple.
  3. Bake in the microwave on HI power for about two minutes and 30 seconds, and let it rest for a minute or two before eating. When it is done, a fork will prick into the apple easily. Pour cold cream over the top, if desired, and eat it up!
Most Helpful

I made this for a quick snack this afternoon and always love baked apples! My mom made them for us when we were little, taught us how to make them when we were old enough, and now I make them occasionally for a snack or dessert. Sometimes I forget the cinnamon and I never use water, but they still taste wonderful.

Greeny4444 January 30, 2011

Made this for dessert tonight and we all enjoyed this. I made two apples but made them seperately. I used splenda brown sugar blend and didn't add the raisins. I also didn't add the water or the optional cream. We really enjoyed these.

bmcnichol April 26, 2010

Heavy cream is THE ticket with this yummy apple. Thank you !!!

scpoodlemom October 18, 2009