Microwave Baked Apples


Make baked apples in the microwave with this quick-and-easy recipe. Great for brunch or a snack. Stuff the apples with any additional fruits that you wish — cranberries stuffed into apples are especially delicious.

Looking at two microwave baked apples on a plate.
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 2 apples

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 teaspoons butter


  1. Core apples, leaving the bottom intact.

    Two cored red apples with a knife off to the side.

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  2. Mix brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a bowl. Spoon half of the sugar mixture into each apple.

    Two cored apples withe a sugar and cinnamon mixture being spooned into them.

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  3. Put 1 teaspoon butter on each top and place apples in a deep, microwave-safe casserole dish and cover.

    Cored apples with cinnamon mixture inside and a scoop of butter on top, resting in a microwave-safe dish.

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  4. Microwave until tender, 3 1/2 to 4 minutes. Let apples sit for 2 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

186 Calories
5g Fat
38g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 33mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 183mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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