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Easy Microwave Apple Crisp in a Mug is the perfect fall dessert. It’s the perfect single-servings fall dessert with cinnamon apples & oatmeal crisp topping!

microwave apple crisp in a mug with whipped cream on top

Hi everyone! Amanda here from Old House to New Home, sharing a deliciously easy, fall recipe. While I could eat apple flavored desserts all year long, nothing is better on a chilly night than a warm and cinnamony apple dessert! But this apple crisp recipe is not your average fruit dessert, it is made in individual serving sizes and can be done in the microwave! So whenever that apple crisp craving hits, you can make this easy dessert recipe in just minutes!

When my husband and I were first married and childless, we got into the habit of making mug cakes almost nightly after dinner! It was so nice to have dessert on demand in only minutes, with nearly zero effort. Well, once kids came, we found ourselves having dessert less often, unless just recently when my daughter discovered mug cakes from YouTube videos! She asks for them weekly, and since they are so easy, I often oblige.

looking down at a microave apple crisp in a mug after cooking

I have had fun coming up with new easy microwave mug cake recipes, but have been craving an apple version and knew I had to experiment a little until I found the perfect recipe! After a few tries, I have perfected these Mug Apple Crisps and love how they are like a little cup of fall, in one single serving!

close up of microwave apple crisp in a mug with whipped cream, cinnamon, and oat topping

I live in the mountains of PA and fall is in full swing here! Trips to the pumpkin patch and apple orchard each weekend and beautiful leaves on our mountaintops always remind me that this is my favorite time of the year. Not only is the weather beautiful, but you can’t beat fall foods! It is the season of comfort food and apples, and that is one of my favorite combinations! This Mug Apple Crisp Recipe is the perfect end to any fall evening!

fork lifting a bite of microwave apple crisp out of a mug

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A mug of Apple Crisp with ice cream

Easy Microwave Apple Crisp in a Mug

4.65 from 64 votes
Easy Microwave Apple Crisp in a Mug is the perfect fall dessert. It’s the perfect single-servings fall dessert with cinnamon apples & oatmeal crisp topping!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 512kcal


For the apple filling:

  • 1 apple peeled and sliced thin
  • 1/2 tablespoon of melted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon flour

For the crisp topping:

  • 2 tablespoons of softened butter not melted!
  • 1 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons old fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon


  • Mix apple filling ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Mix together crisp ingredients. Work in the butter with a fork.
  • Layer half the apples in a microwave safe bowl, mug, or ramekin. Top with half the crisp mixture. Add another layer of apples and then the remaining crisp mixture. Place in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Careful, it will be very hot when removing from the microwave! Serve warm with whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.


  • If you want to make in the oven, you can bake in an oven-safe ramekin for 10-12 minutes in a 375-degree oven.
  • You can add more/less cinnamon and brown sugar to taste.


Calories: 512kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 4gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 233mgPotassium: 304mgFiber: 7gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 976IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

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Amanda blogs at Old House to New Home where she shares easy ways to eat, create, and decorate, all while raising two young girls! Amanda is a Spanish teacher, wife to a great husband, and mommy to the two most beautiful little girls! Amanda loves food, traveling, and transforming their 115 year old house into their home.

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  1. IM OBSESSED WITH THIS RECIPE! Its so quick and easy and so delicous. I would add a bit more cinnamon though.

  2. IM OBSESSED WITH THIS REDIPE! Its so quick and easy and so delicous. I would add a bit more cinnamon though.

  3. I just made it and really liked it. I would make again. I agree with another comment regarding what size apple to use. I used a small one and I’m not sure if a larger one would have made it more juicy. It seemed a little dry but still good. Thank you!

  4. I wanted to love this but it took a lot of effort to make for something being popped into the microwave. Measurements were followed to a T but we were quite disappointed. My husband thought it tasted like cinnamon apple oatmeal from a pack and told me it was the most disappointing dessert I’ve made when I asked for an honest opinion. I will say there’s a chance it would have been better had I used Granny Smith apples but I just used what I had on hand. The recipe was easy to follow and I appreciated that. The oatmeal was still very very crunchy after the 3 minutes and I used quick oats (expected a crisp but not raw oat taste). If you are trying this, maybe decrease the brown sugar a smidge.

    1. Hi A – The biggest issue I can see from your comment is that you used “Quick Oats” when the recipe calls for “Old Fashioned Oats.” There is quite a difference and the result would leave your topping the texture of oatmeal.

      1. Delishious! I used brown sugar substitute instead, as I have been experimenting with which recipes I can use with it (works well in a cake n a cup too) and it turned out amazing! It wasn’t exactly crunchy but if I wanted in the future I could make a crunchy topping. Was very nice with cream as well 🙂

  5. This review is in agreement with Corinne’s. Haven’t made yet but recipe seems super easy, simple ingredients, clear instructions. Thanks.

  6. I made this today and it was so easy and quick and I loved the simple ingredient list. I added walnuts to the apple mixture and then also of a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream when it was hot from the microwave. This is a terrific recipe and I will definitely make it again when I’m craving a delicious apple crisp. I ate the whole thing, but it makes enough for a small dessert for 2 people, especially if you add the ice cream. Really a great and easy recipe!

  7. I made with a nectarine. I didn’t have apples. It was really good.

    I will tweak the recipe as I don’t like anything really sweet. But I definitely will make again this summer with the nectarines and keep the apples for the fall. I think I’ll also add apples and walnuts.

  8. This was super yummy! Took a little bit longer than the typical 1 minute mug cakes I’m used to, but I really enjoyed it and would make it again 🙂 Only constructive criticism is that it would be great if you specified whether it was a small or large apple, because they’re so different!

  9. The recipe rating is based on ingredients, ease of preparation and clear instructions, as I have not made it yet. Just wanted to say I have spent half an hour wading through other people’s websites with similar recipes just trying to even FIND the recipe, just to be distracted by ads, links, landing pages, videos with no captions and never getting an actual recipe. Yes, everyone has ads these days but you do provide a recipe that was worth searching for. That’s what makes people come back. Thanks!

  10. This was really good! I like that it was one serving and I did not have to make a huge pan to satisfy my sweet tooth. Thank you for sharing!

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