My five kiddos love all types of fresh fruit and that makes me very happy, but sometimes we get a little bored and want to spice it up a little.
This method of “baking” apples in the microwave is super fast and easy, it only takes a few ingredients and you can make as much or as little as you like.
We also have a favorite restaurant that serves “fried apples” and when the kids decide it’s time to go eat out but momma isn’t ready I can usually appease them by making them these apples at home – win, win!
'Baked' Apple Recipe
This method of "baking" apples in the microwave is super fast and easy, it only takes a few ingredients and you can make as much or as little as you like.
Servings - 4 servings
- 2 apple cored and sliced
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- 2 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp water
- plastic zip style bag
- Peel and core an apple then cut into slices.
- Mix all other ingredients in a sandwich size plastic zip style bag.
- Add apple slices to bag and shake to mix well.
- Close the bag almost all the way, leaving a small space unzipped to vent.
- Microwave on high for two minutes then serve.
- Caution - the bag and contents will be very hot so handle carefully.
Won’t the bag melt? I have put plastic bags in Microwave for like 40 seconds and they melt together.
I even use bargain bags and they haven’t melted yet 🙂
I really like this idea but I am thinking a glass bowl (with a lid) would be a safer choice. 🙂
I think the idea is great but, is it safe to heat food in a plastic bag? What about the chemicals that leach into the food?
I made this with 5-6 apples, peel on in Corningware and skipped the cornstarch. Loved it!
Kathy Heim says
It is not safe to use plastic storage bags in the microwave. Always make sure you are using containers that are labeled microwave-safe. Even though the bag may not melt, dangerous chemicals can leach into the food.