Microwave Fruit Cobbler
Being in Arizona, and it still being blasted hot, I am choosing to NOT use our oven very much, really at all! Â It just heats up the house way too much, and we have a utility plan that we get charged almost 4 times as much to use electricity between certain hours of the day, for us that is 3 pm – 6 pm. Â So, I steer clear of the kitchen until about 6 pm each day. Â Of course since I am not using the oven, all I can think of to make INVOLVES the oven, so I have to force myself to find ways around that, and use primarily the stove top, microwave or toaster oven.
Anyway, I really wanted a warm and hearty dessert the other day, and I remember my Mom mentioning a recipe she had, and uses all the time, for an Apple Crisp that you cook in the microwave! Â Sweet! Â The best part is you can change it to peaches or blackberries, and it all works just the same. Â I chose to go for Peach, as being summer, peaches just sounded good.
Serves 4-6 for about $0.75/serving, depending on the fruit you choose
4-6 Large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
8 graham cracker squares (2.5 inches each), chopped
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg (leave out for peach or blackberry)
1/2 cup butter, melted
Prepare apples to fill a microwave safe dish (round is you have one).
Finely chop graham crackers. Â (I just put them in a ziploc bag and smashed them with my fist. Â You could pulse them in a food processor as well) Â Combine crumbs, sugar, oats, flour, and spices.
Add butter; mix well.
Spoon mixture over apple slices.
Microwave on HIGH 12-15 minutes or until apples are tender; turning dish after 6 minutes if there is not a carousel in the microwave.Â Cool slightly.Â Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
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