Microwave Apples

Makes 4 servings of 1⁄2 apple each

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  • 2 medium apples, washed, with the cores removed
  • 2 Tablespoons raisins
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons softened butter
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, optional


  1. Wash hands with soap and hot water.
  2. Wash apples, cut in half, and remove core with a spoon.
  3. Place the apples in a microwave-safe container.
  4. Put the brown sugar and butter in a small bowl. Stir together. Stir in raisins. Add the cinnamon (optional). Stir gently to mix the ingredients together.
  5. Use a spoon to fill the center of each apple with the raisin mixture.
  6. Cover the apples with plastic wrap. Turn back one corner to let the steam out.
  7. Put the covered container into the microwave. Microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes or until the apples are tender.
  8. Remove the container from the microwave. Let it stand on the counter for 1 minute.
  9. Carefully remove the plastic wrap. Let the apples cool.
  10. Use a spoon to put any juices left in the cooking bowl over the apples.
  11. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.