Test Kitchen: Sargent Choice One Bowl Microwave Apple Crisp

Mia Sugarman, SAR Dietetics ’22
Patricia Orus-Deya, SAR Dietetics ’23

Recipe modified from The Minimalist Baker

Yield: 1 Servings

1 ripe, crisp apple, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced  lengthwise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ tsp water
½ tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon arrowroot or cornstarch

2 tablespoons oats
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
½ tablespoon sugar  Dash of sea salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon olive or canola oil

Greek yogurt to top

1. To a medium mixing bowl, add sliced apples and top with lemon, water, ½ tablespoon sugar, cornstarch, ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Toss to combine. Transfer apple mixture to the  baking pan and pour any remaining liquid over the apples.
2. Add apple mixture to a microwave safe bowl or large mug. Microwave in 30 second increments until apples are softened.
3. In the mixing bowl, add toppings ingredients, being sure to break down any sugar  clumps.
4. Sprinkle mixture over apples in an even layer. Microwave until the filling is bubbly, and the apples are fork tender. Let rest 3 minutes before serving.
5. Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt.

Note​: If you like a crispy crust, preheat oven to 350F, combine apples and topping in a baking  dish, and bake for 45-55 minutes uncovered, until filling bubbles, apples are fork tender, and the  topping is golden brown. Let sit 5 minutes before serving.    

What we liked:
– We liked the crispy texture of the dish.
– The recipe can be made using a variety of different appliances such as an oven or a microwave. This makes it an ideal dish for college students.
– The ingredients in the recipe are common ingredients that can be found in most supermarkets.
-We loved the fall flavor created by the spices used.  This dish can serve as a dessert, snack, or even breakfast.

– Adjust the amount of sugar added to meet your taste preference.
– If you are in a rush or looking for a quicker recipe, cook the dish using a microwave instead of an oven.

Nutritional Value:
– This recipe contains a great deal of fiber as it consists of apples, oats, and whole wheat flour.
– Lemon juice is a great source of vitamin C.
– Olive oil is a good source of monounsaturated fats.
– Greek yogurt is high in protein.