Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

Few desserts capture the essence of fall better than a warm, well-spiced, buttery apple crisp (preferably a la mode!). Crisps usually cook in well over 30 minutes, but this one's ready in half the time — no oven preheating required. For a crispy browned top, finish cooking in a 450°F oven for a few minutes.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.


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Product Size

  • Small Dish
  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

6-7 mins

Free Time

to play a game of catch


For the Apple Filling

  • 2 apples, peeled, seeded and diced (1 ½ cups, 200)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup (65g) apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

For the Crisp Topping

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (25g) old-fashioned whole rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  •   teaspoon salt


  1. Mix all the ingredients for the filling in the Anyday dish and set aside. (NOTE: The smaller you cut the apples, the softer they will be. Cut to the texture of your liking.)
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the crisp topping ingredients until well incorporated. Sprinkle the topping mixture over the apple mixture, making sure the apples are evenly covered.
  3. Cook uncovered for 6-7 minutes, or until the edges bubble up and the topping feels firm.
  4. Allow the crisp to cool slightly. Serve warm or cold.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • For an even easier crisp, top the apple mixture with pre-made granola before cooking.
  • Add chopped almonds to the topping for a crunchier crisp.
  • Enjoy with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
  • Substitute apples for pears, peaches, plums, or apricots.
  • Make it gluten-free by using gluten-free all-purpose flour in the topping.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.