Microwave Fruit Cobbler

microcobbler
Being in Arizona, and it still being blasted hot, I am choosing to NOT use our oven very much, really at all!  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.  So, I steer clear of the kitchen until about 6 pm each day.  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!  Sweet!  The best part is you can change it to peaches or blackberries, and it all works just the same.  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
INGREDIENTS:
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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
DIRECTIONS:
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Prepare apples to fill a microwave safe dish (round is you have one).
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Finely chop graham crackers.  (I just put them in a ziploc bag and smashed them with my fist.  You could pulse them in a food processor as well)  Combine crumbs, sugar, oats, flour, and spices.
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Add butter; mix well.
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Spoon mixture over apple slices.
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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.  Cool slightly.  Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
ENJOY!!

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