Microwave Apple Crisp

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Since Thanksgiving is around the corner, I thought I’d introduce the microwave version of my favorite Thanksgiving dessert.  All you need is six ingredients and about fifteen minutes.  It’s easy, delicious, and fast, and it makes just enough for one satisfying serving, unless you want seconds.

Ingredients:

1 apple

2 tablespoons quick oats

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon melted, unsalted butter

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Optional: A nice heaping of whipped cream or ice cream!  It tastes so much better with cream!

Instructions:

1. Peel the apple.  Core it, then slice it thinly. This will be your filling!

2. Mix the rest of your ingredients (quick oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter) in a mixing bowl.

3. Put your apple slices in a microwave-safe mug.  Make sure your mug is big enough that the apples fill less than half-way.  A bowl works too!  (The apple slices will have shrunk by the end, but you don’t want them to go over the edge of the cup while they’re cooking.)  Cover it, and microwave for 30 seconds.

4. Spoon your oat mixture over the top.  Try to make it even.  Now microwave for a full minute.

5. Let it sit for a few seconds so it doesn’t bubble over the edge of the mug, then microwave for another 30 seconds.  Repeat once more.  Now you’re done!  Once it’s cooled, you can dig in!  Doesn’t that smell delicious?

Credit: http://eugeniekitchen.com/apple-crisp/

One Minute Cheesecake

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Are you ever craving something just a little unhealthy after dinner, or at three in the morning? We are.  But we’re usually too busy, or too lazy to put anything together.  This recipe from yourlighterside.com solves that problem with a few ingredients, some creativity, and a microwave.

Serving size: one cup’s worth of cheesecake

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla/ vanilla extract
  • 2-4 tablespoons sugar/ sugar substitute

Optional:

  • Fresh fruit for toppings, or to be swirled into the cheesecake
  • 1 graham cracker to crumble and press into a crust under the filling)

Instructions:

  1. Mix everything together in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Place in microwave on high heat for 90 seconds.  Stir every 30 seconds. Keep in the refrigerator until you serve it.
  3. If you’re so inclined, go for whatever berry is in season, smash a couple, and fold them into the cheesecake filling.
  4. Smash a graham cracker into crumbs.
  5. In a ramekin, cup, or small bowl, mash the crumbled graham cracker into the sides of your container until it takes the shape of a crust.
  6. Spoon in the filling.
  7. Top with fruits and your choice of whipped cream, Nutella, caramel, or whatever you have on hand.  Or all of the above.

Enjoy!

Source: yourlighterside.com