Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Microwave Apple Pie



It's been so hot here recently that when I can, I try to cook with my microwave in order to keep the heat down in the kitchen. Today, I have a Microwave Apple Pie recipe for you. Obviously, it is not going to be a luscious as the one you would bake in an oven, but it's well worth the saving of energy and heat in the kitchen.



Microwave Apple Pie


Crust:
1 1/4 c. wheat flour
1/2 t. salt
2 T. butter
1/2 c. shortening
3-4 T. cold water

(You can use white flour, but it will not brown in the microwave, if you do.) Cut the butter and shortening into the flour and salt. Sprinkle with water and mix with a fork until it is moistened. Form into a ball and then it out into a 12-inch circle. Place crust into a microwave-safe dish and flute the edge. Prick the bottom and sides of the crust with a fork about every 1/2 inch. Microwave on high for 5 minutes and then set aside.

Filling:
1/2 c. sugar
3 T. all-purpose flour
1 t. cinnamon
dash of salt
4-6 thinly sliced and peeled apples

In a large microwave-safe bowl, mix all of the filling ingredients until the apples are evenly coated. Microwave on high for 5 minutes, stirring once. When done, place the apple mixture into the pie crust.

Crumb Topping:
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. quick oats
1/2 c. butter

Mix dry ingredients together and cut in the butter. Sprinkle on top of the apples. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.

Optional topping:
Drizzle 1/4 c. caramel ice cream topping over the top while it is hot, or serve with vanilla ice creams.

Enjoy,
Carol




1 comment:

Mrym H said...

Sounds promising. I will try it out. Not sure about the topping. It would help if you could repost the picture.

I made pie base a few days ago with white flour. And your idea of whole wheat seems promising.