This is an easy and fast baked apple recipe. Great for brunch or snack. Stuff the apples with any additional fruits that you wish -- cranberries stuffed into apples are especially delicious.

Recipe Summary

prep:
7 mins
cook:
4 mins
total:
11 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Core the apples, leaving the bottom intact.

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  • In a bowl, mix the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spoon the sugar mixture into the apples and set a teaspoon (or more to your taste) of butter on top of each apple. Place the apples in a deep casserole dish and cover.

  • Microwave for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes or until tender. Let the apples sit for a couple minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

186 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 37.6g 12% DV; fat 5.1g 8% DV; cholesterol 10.8mg 4% DV; sodium 33mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2007
Excellent. You need to use a firm apple for this - I prefer Fuji. I cut up the apple into sections, sprinkle it with cinnamon and splenda only (no butter or sugar) and microwave 5-6 minutes until soft. It's super low-cal and easy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/10/2002
Gross - microwaving the apple made it mushy & inedible. Threw it away. Read More
(30)
150 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 60
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2007
Excellent. You need to use a firm apple for this - I prefer Fuji. I cut up the apple into sections, sprinkle it with cinnamon and splenda only (no butter or sugar) and microwave 5-6 minutes until soft. It's super low-cal and easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2006
This is a delicious and easy recipe as long as you prepare the apples properly. I can't imagine this would be good at all with sliced apples. The point of the recipe is to have the apple standing and to cook the spices inside it, with the butter bubbling them out over the edges. Use Granny Smith apples and if you don't have a corer, use a paring knife and cut a wide mouth, angling it toward the center of the apple. I accidentally sliced all the way through one of the apples and all the good stuff oozed right out of it, which is why I wouldn't recommend slicing the apples. This was an excellent compliment to my pork chops dinner. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2011
Wow! This was a great recipe for a really nice low-fat snack. It was quick, easy and delicious. I cut the recipe in half and used a large Granny Smith apple. I also cut the amount of nutmeg in half, I love nutmeg but it can overpower the cinnamon. I also used Land O Lakes light butter and boy was this good topped with a bit of fat free Cool Whip! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2003
Good--make sure you use an apple that holds up to cooking and start with a shorter microwave time esp. if not using large apples. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2002
Great! Just as good as oven-baked apples and much faster. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2002
this recipe got my 10 mo. old picky baby to start eating apple! plus i thought it was soooooo yummy!!! and sooooooo quick and easy!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2005
I took others advice and used a granny smith apple for this. I made it at the local nursing home for 'cooking class'. They all loved the taste and the ease that the apples were made. We were amazed to see the ingredients inside the apple bubbling out of the apple. Next time though I think I will slice the apples... I think the apple would cook uniformly. Pieces of the whole apple weren't done and I had to cook again. Overall a great recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2009
Made 2 apples last night with cored whole apples, threw in some sun-ripen raisins along with cinnamon & sugar mixture, but left out nutmeg (coz not a fan)! So, juices oozed out from the apples upon cooked but nevertheless, it was still a delish! The next time around, I will probably slice the apples to try a different feel. It was so extremely easy and fun to “bake” these wonder apples with a microwave indeed! Thank you Nicole for this wonderful recipe...*UPDATES* Made this again using 3 Royal Galas last nite using sliced apples layed with cinnamon, brown sugar & raisin mixture on each layer and microwaved it for 4 full minutes and let it sit for 2 minutes in the microwave. Apples turned out wonderfully delicious, sweet and evenly "baked" within the heavily-spiced up sauce. It's now a 5-star from me and hubby, no question about it!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/10/2002
Gross - microwaving the apple made it mushy & inedible. Threw it away. Read More
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