Recipe By Nicole M.
Published Mar 21st
Prep 7m Cook 4m Additional - Ready In 11m
Servings 2 servings Calories 185.7

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 Ingredients

  • 2 apples
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons butter

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Core the apples, leaving the bottom intact.
  2. 2 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.
  3. 3 Microwave for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes or until tender. Let the apples sit for a couple minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 185.7
  • Carbohydrate 37.6 g
  • Cholesterol 10.8 mg
  • Fat 5.1 g
  • Fiber 4.9 g
  • Protein 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 3 g
  • Sodium 33 mg
  • Sugar 32.1 g


  1. 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 - Read more ...
  2. 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 - Read more ...
  3. 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.
  4. 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 - Read more ...
  5. 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 - Read more ...
  6. 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.
  7. Gross - microwaving the apple made it mushy & inedible. Threw it away.
  8. Great! Just as good as oven-baked apples and much faster.
  9. 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!!!!!