Microwave Cinnamon Apples in a Bag or a Bowl: A Quick Snack

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Sneak Peek: This quick, single-serving of Microwave Cinnamon Apples is cooked in a bag (or a bowl if you prefer). Takes about five minutes to prepare from beginning to end.

microwave apples with cinnamon cooked in a bag or a bowl

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What crazy thing do you eat when you crave something sweet, but there are no obvious desserts in the house?

One of my sisters confessed to eating dry cake mix. She made sure we knew that was a lo-o-o-o-n-g time ago. Doesn’t that make any confession easier when everybody understands it is ancient history?

These microwave cinnamon apples are a much better idea for a snack, especially in the fall and winter. Try them with pita chips, oatmeal, ice cream, or yogurt (my favorite since I make yogurt every week). Read to the end to find out how to make an “Apple Bueno” or Cinnamon-Apple Burrito.

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Recipe inspiration:

One night when my sister was visiting from out of town, we had a serious hunger attack.

One of my co-workers mentioned microwaving a sliced apple to use as a quick addition to oatmeal or ice cream.

It sounded like the perfect topping for cinnamon chips similar to the Apple Buenos we used to enjoy at Taco Bueno on Sunday nights after church. I tried it and was instantly smitten. I predict you’ll feel the same.

Is it safe to bake apples in a microwave using a zippered plastic bag?

When this post was first published, many people were concerned about the issue of cooking in plastic. I had already done my research and knew that people who make the rules about this stuff say it’s fine. Now I’m going to refer you to another source that can explain the safety issues concerning zippered plastic bags better than I can.

Basically, they are saying…

There are a lot of concerns when it comes to reheating food in Ziploc bags. Plastic releases chemicals in the food, which then enters the cells of the consumers’ body. These chemicals, mainly dioxin, increase the risk of cancerous cells in a person’s body.

However, Ziploc bags are safe, because they are manufactured after proper research. The dioxins only release into the food, when the food is heated using a high temperature, like 1,500 degrees F. However, the most powerful microwaves don’t reach this temperature, reducing the risk of harming the food inside the Ziploc bag.
–Marie S, Sherman

Apples in a Bag

How to microwave cinnamon apples:

peeling apples

Peel and core the apple. Actually, peeling is optional, but coring is not.

chopped apple

Cut the apples into pieces. They cook faster that way.

raw apples in a bag with cinnamon

Transfer apples to a plastic bag or a bowl (below) and add the remaining ingredients.

raw apples with sugar and cinnamon in a bowl

Make sure the bowl is microwave-safe.

raw apples ready to cook in a microwave

Seal the bag (leaving a tiny opening).

covered bowl of apples

Or cover with a plate or plastic wrap.

apples cooking in a microwave

Cook in the microwave on HIGH for 1 minute and 45 seconds or until tender. The exact time will vary according to the power output of your microwave, the size of your apple, and the type of apple you use.

cooked apples coming out of a plastic bag

Open the bag or uncover the bowl carefully to avoid a steam burn.

small bowl of microwave apples and cinnamon

Enjoy warm or cold. Eat with ice cream, yogurt, or make it into a delicious apple-cinnamon yeast bread.

FAQ about microwaving apples:

How long does it take to prepare this recipe for microwaved baked apples?

How long does it take you to peel an apple? How long does it take you to gather sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch? Add two minutes to the answers to those questions and that’s how long it takes. Less than 5 minutes for me.

Exactly which plastic bags do you use?

My favorite is the freezer quality pint-size Ziplock freezer bags. If cooking in a plastic bag makes you nervous, see this article about the safety of such a practice. Unfortunately, pint-size bags can be difficult to find.

Can I cook these apples in a glass bowl?

Absolutely. The only difference is that you will have to wash the bowl instead of throwing it away like you would the plastic bag. It’s a small sacrifice for most people. Warning: Use a MICROWAVE-SAFE bowl, please. Don’t risk shattering Grandma’s favorite candy dish.

What else can I use besides apples?

Pears make a great substitute.

How many servings does this recipe make?

Only one. That’s why I call it a snack. But it wouldn’t be hard to scale up. Remember that the more apples you use, the longer it will take to cook them in the microwave.

Are these microwaved apples healthy?

They are fairly low in calories. If you count sugar as unhealthy, substitute something like Stevia, Swerve, or whatever you favor. Leave the sugar out if your apples are especially sweet on their own. This recipe is gluten-free as written.

As promised:

How do I make an “Apple Bueno?”

Follow the recipe below to cook the microwave apples with cinnamon. On a flat plate, spread fried flour tortilla chips (also seasoned with cinnamon) in a single layer. Pour cooked apples over all the chips and eat like nachos.

Apple Bueno made with flour tortilla chips and microwave apples and cinnamon
Make this “Apple Bueno” similar to the item once sold at Taco Bueno restaurants.

How do I make a Cinnamon-Apple Burrito?

Use a freshly-made flour tortilla for the best burrito. You can even make them yourself. (This homemade flour tortilla recipe is my favorite.)

After cooking the apples, pour them over a flour tortilla. You should be able to make at least two tortillas with this recipe. Roll them up and enjoy.

While you may have a snack habit you want to keep a secret, I hope you’ll share the recipe for these quick and easy Microwave Apples and Cinnamon.

Here’s another idea for using microwaved apples:


If you have questions or suggestions, email me privately for a quick answer: Paula at saladinajar.com. Hope to see you again soon! Paula

Microwave Apples with Cinnamon

Microwave Apples with Cinnamon are a quick, single-serving of cinnamon-spiced apples cooked in a zip-lock bag or bowl. Pour over pita chips, oatmeal, or ice cream.
5 from 69 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Snacks
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 small apple - Golden Delicious or Granny Smith are my favorite
  • 1 packet of sweetener - Stevia is my favorite, or a teaspoon of sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions
 

  • Peel or don’t peel apple, core and slice or dice. Place in freezer-quality plastic zippered bag along with remaining ingredients.
  • Seal the plastic bag and shake well to mix ingredients. (If you prefer, place all ingredients into a small microwave-safe bowl and cover loosely.)
  • Reopen bag just a touch to vent. Microwave on High for 2 minutes– longer if you use a big apple.
  • Carefully (it will be HOT and steamy) open bag and pour over plain or cinnamon-sugar pita chips, flour tortilla chips, oatmeal or ice cream.

Notes

(Nutritionals based on using sugar and no raisins.)

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Microwave Apples with Cinnamon
Serving Size
 
1
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
102
Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
3
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
27
g
9
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
20
g
22
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Paula Rhodes
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keywords: apple bueno, cinnamon apples, fall snacksfast snacks, healthy snacks, low-calorie microwave apples, quick snacks, snacks
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166 Comments

  1. I can’t wait to make these for my kids’ snacks.
    I love an easy recipe. And I bet it makes the house smell good.

    1. Der, you are so right. The aroma would sell a house in an instant.

      1. This is soooo funny! Didn’t anyone else notice what you said? Hi Paula, this is my first visit to your blog and I love it. I was not surprised to read that you are a follower of Jesus. Your oneness with Him shone through in your yogurt making video which I watched before I even read your About page. Blessings!

      2. 3 stars
        Not bad. But defianlty not like other cinnamon and apples I’ve tasted

  2. cocidodesopa says:

    Well, you’ve convinced me, dear! There are no more reasons why I should delay making apples this way. You can also add some ginger, clover, nutmeg … these spices taste really good with apples.

    Yolanda

    1. Oh yes, apple pie kind of spices would be perfect.

  3. This is amazing. I started to lose the weight that is not supposed to be on me and things like this make my day. Thanks for sharing

  4. You can bet I’m going to try this! I’ve been watching what I eat, and sweets are always a challenge. I love fruit plain, but dressing it up a bit like this will be a great treat!

  5. What a great way to enjoy the Cinnamon Pita chips that my husband loves. Thanks for the quick and easy idea!

  6. There you go again. Sharing another terrific recipe that is easy and delicious. Pretty soon I will have to rename my recipe box Paula’s Best Cooking 🙂 (I do note the author of each recipe that I print out and make)

  7. This is pure genius. Thanks for sharing it.
    (Btw, that photo of the apple peel is awesome.)

  8. Paula, this is brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing this quick and easy one…will definitely be making this one!

  9. Ooh, that sounds awesome. And I do love that it’s so easy. You could make a really fast apple crisp by just sprinkling on some granola or even just some nuts. Love it!

  10. Betty @ scrambled hen fruit says:

    This would really dress up a bowl of oatmeal! 🙂

  11. looks so good! I love cinnamon with apples and honey, so I need to try this recipe 🙂

  12. Debby McCrary says:

    Great idea. My recent “need a snack attack ” ended up with a broiled banana (sliced down the middle) with a bit of butter and brown sugar on it.

    One of my favorite apple desserts involves apples, crescent rolls and mountain dew. Have you had that?

    1. Debby, I’m going to try that one. Thinking that banana would be good over ice cream.

      1. Hi. I know this is nearly four years after your recipe was published, but things in Pinterest don’t operate on “real time,” sometimes, LOL. I think both Debby’s idea and yours would work well over a really good ice cream; broiled bananas and nuked apple slices, perhaps with some lightly toasted chopped almonds and toasted chopped pecans…???

        Now I’m making myself hungry, and I just finished lunch! But seriously, the bagged apples would be so great at work; I work in the ICU of our local hospital, and on the midnight shift, we’re always looking for something new and delicious (and healthy, sometimes) to eat and keep our energy up.

  13. TheKitchenWitch says:

    Salad in a Jar, Apples in a Bag…what more treats do you have in store for us? 😉 Love this recipe–so clever!

  14. Oh my, this is so easy and you have me drooling all over my keyboard! Just found your website (thanks to a WWer) and so happy I did! Look forward to discovering more…..

  15. What a great fast and easy recipe. It’s like always having dessert on hand!

  16. It is official…. these were LOVED by my kids. I can’t wait to cook these when kids’ friends are here playing… they will all be running in the kitchen to check out the smell! I cooked some in ziplocks, then decided to cook them in small Rubbermaid bowls so I could just tell the kids to grab a fork.
    Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Glad your kids approve. Cooking in bowls makes sense if you’re going to eat them straight up because the apples are kinda hard to eat out of the bag.

  17. I have a bunch of tortillas I need to use- I guess I’ll make up some cinnamon chips, yum… And make them even yummer 😉 by adding apples in a bag. Dessert!

    1. Kendra, You could also make apple burritos. Yum!

  18. I’ll bet this would taste great over granola too…. I can’t wait to give it a whirl.

    1. Jayme, Love the granola idea. Oh yes, fabulous. Would be just like dessert.

  19. Jo Moore Fesler says:

    Picked up your recipe from the Pinterest and know exactly what it will taste like. Can’t wait to try it. I have added it already to my travel receipes for when we stay for a week or two on vacations in a condo. Not much to pack for a good dessert over ice cream or with the cinnamon pita chips. Love to take comfort foods for a little treat in the evenings.

    Thanks so much!

  20. Hi,

    I just found your blog today…it’s wonderful! I make baked apples in the microwave and add them to vanilla yogurt (which I’ve recently started making in my crock pot) for a yummy and filling breakfast.

    Diannia

  21. I was tickled to see this recipe as our family does a similar version. We have 2 daughters, 10 & 13 yrs, and both take dance classes during the week…5 each! We’re always on the go.
    We do the solar version of this one…place all ingredients in a zippy bag and toss on the dash of your car. Of course it helps that we live in Southern Nevada in the Mojave desert 🙂 Everything melts up nicely. Be careful…they still get quite hot as the windshield reflects all that solar power right on your bag of treats. They’re good to go after a 20 min car ride, but especially melty and luscious after being there through an hour long class as well. Scoop them out with pita or bagel chips, or just eat with a spoon.
    We use the dash to keep hot sanwiches warm until they reach their destination as well.

    1. This would also work for me in Texas right now. Love it!

  22. Berta Farr says:

    I usually avoid sugar and microwaves, so I made the apples on the stove. I added ginger and clove along with the cinnamon and used coconut crystals as sweetener. The apples are delicious! Yes, I hav a small pan to clean, but my kitchen smells like Christmas. Not a bad trade-off. Thanks.

    1. No matter how you do it, the smell is fabulous! Agreed.

  23. I just made these and put them on coffee ice cream. They are very good and not super filling! Thanks for sharing the recipie!

    1. Jenna,
      Coffee ice cream? My favorite! Sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing your idea.

  24. Could you use anything other than corn starch?

    1. Taylor,

      Maybe arrowroot?

  25. Jumped up after reading the ingredients to your baked apples. Made it in 4 minutes for my husband, going to top it with crumbled shortbread, yummy! Thank you. Pat

    1. Pat,
      You are my kind of girl. See something you want to do? Then just do it now. Glad you liked it.

  26. Could you make them in a bigger bag with more apples and freeze?

    1. Alice,
      I don’t know why not. But it will increase your cooking time in the microwave significantly.

  27. Just made this and WOW! so absolutely delicious and will definitely be a hit in my house this fall. thank you for sharing!!

  28. Did you know that splenda also makes a spun brown sugar? It is worth having!

    1. Mothera8,

      I did not know but I have put it on my grocery list. Thanks for the suggestion

  29. I just made these for my kids tonight and they were a huge hit! I served them warm over french vanilla ice cream and it was delicious 🙂

    1. Sierra,
      Over ice cream? Wish I had been there!

  30. I can’t even put into words how much I love this. Didn’t have any ice cream, just ate them plain right out of the microwave. So delicious.

    1. Don’t you love it when you find something delicious that is also easy?

  31. This was the perfect snack tonight for me. We had just one out to the orchard, so we even had fresh apples! I added a little more sugar! Reminde me I the pan fried cinnamon apples that I used to make with my grandma! 😉

    1. Fried cinnamon apples? Sounds like good memories to me.

  32. Yum! I made these apples for breakfast and poured them over my oatmeal. I can’t wait for tomorrow morning so I can eat it again! DELISH!

    1. Julie,
      I’m not a huge fan of cooked oatmeal but I might be if I covered them with apples like you did. Thanks for writing.

  33. Just made this and must say they are yummy!

  34. 5 stars
    I just started Weight Watchers, and I made these for a snack. It was just like eating apple pie filling without the guilt and zero. Points!

    1. Daryl,
      Good luck with Weight Watchers. Glad the apples fit into your new regimen.

  35. Bill Marriott says:

    This will be great treat at the cabin in the mountains this fall. We will be also adding a little oats or oatmeal with this on homemade vanilla ice cream! YUM!!!

    1. Hi Bill,
      I can see your imagination has been stoked by these apples. Enjoy!

  36. 5 stars
    I love apples, apple pies, and all recipes including apples!
    This is a snack I can’t wait to taste!!!

  37. Shelly@Shelly No Belly says:

    Hi! These look sooo good! I featured it on my Friday Five on my blog today!!

  38. I’m eating this right now and boy does it taste good!

  39. I miss Apple Buenos!!! Our family also used to go to Taco bueno after church on Sunday nights….crazy! 🙂

  40. this was simply delicious. I used it with chocoalmond icecream and was awesome!

    1. Glad you like it Becky.

  41. 5 stars
    I tried this for lunch, yum yum! I didn’t have cornstarch, so used the same amount of flour. Turned out great! I didn’t put it on anything, just ate it as a side with a sandwich.

  42. Could I use honey instead of sweeteners/cornstarch?! Just curious… I am diabetic and this sounds like an answer to a sweet-toothed prayer. But honey is the easiest of the sweeteners for me to use and control my blood sugar. And I am not enough of cook to know if that substitution will work????

  43. Love, Love, Love this recipe. I love it over my oatmeal. I have made it multiple times since I found this recipe.
    Thanks

  44. I just made this. It was so good, Didn’t have any cornstarch, so just did cinnamon, Truvia, and a dab of water on the apple in a bowl and ate it just that way. 🙂

  45. Love this! I added splash of vanilla and a dash of salt to bring out sweetness of apple. Next time, I am going to add some walnunts or pecans. Tanks for the healthy dessert that feels like you are cheating.

    1. Marcy,
      All of these sound like great additions.

  46. Tis would be great in plain or vanilla yogurt

    1. Hi Nancy,
      I checked it out. A bit more complicated but sounds totally delicious.

  47. Sounds delicious! You could also put them in those little single serving pie crusts – like a mini apple pie for one!

    1. Janine, this is a FABULOUS idea. Since I make my own tart shells, I always have them in the freezer.

  48. Hi Ann,
    Thank-you for your input.

  49. F. Michael says:

    Please find something else to microwave this recipe in. Plastic should never be used in the microwave due to toxins that leach into the food. Glass is not wasteful and non toxic. Healthier and safer. =-)

    1. She recommends using a microwave-safe bowl and covering it with a plate. That’s what I did and it worked perfectly.

  50. F. Michael says:

    There is no excuse for pure rudeness.

  51. Stephanie says:

    Came across this recipe on Pinterest and wanted to try it immediately- but was distraught to find that I didn’t have cornstarch. Desperate for a snack, I decided to play around with the recipe. I used 1/4 teaspoon (then a splash more, it was a big apple) of lemon juice in place of the cornstarch and water and it was fantastic.

    1. Love your ingenuity, Stephanie.

  52. Thanks for this recipe and for the link. I prefer not to microwave in plastic but have no problem substituting a bowl without having to resort to namecalling.

  53. I normally make fried apples in a skillet to eat over biscuits w/sugar, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon. But these will be good to do in advance and grab and microwave at school or work. Gonna try it today, I have 2 apples left in my basket and will pick up some more at the store later on.

  54. Hi from England!
    10.00pm in the evening and I have just come across your recipe on Pininterest,and guess what …..had to make it straight away! No cornstarch so used flour instead,will use on my muesli for breakfast to-morrow,smells divine.Thank you!

    .

    1. Hoping your breakfast was delicious!

  55. I made this for breakfast onmy oatmeal this morning and then had to make more to take to work tonight cause it was so good! My new favourite!

  56. Pam Gardner says:

    Made this last night. Didn’t use the plastic bag. Used a cereal bowl. Ate the apples with a scoop of Edy’s Slow Churned Vanilla Bean Ice cream..delicious! Didn’t miss a crust at all! Low calorie answer to apple pie!

  57. I made it, and it´s just delicious and simple. I´m follow you at Pinterest and right here. Kinds regards from Venezuela.

  58. USAFwife2001 says:

    The recipe looks great but I really love the article on plastic! ha ha! I know, I’m a nerd. I haven’t necessarily stopped using plastic in the MW but I’ve questioned the contents of my food since that stupid story aired. Now I can go about not worrying about it with a clean conscience LOL Thanks for the great recipe too.

    1. Hi USAF wife,
      You’re welcome. 🙂

  59. Love the concept…..is the cornstarch necessary or do you think I could get away with not using it. By the way, it’s my first time to your blog. Can’t wait to explore more!

  60. This looks awesome, I’m defenitely going to try it soon! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  61. Please please do not microwave or heat plastic bags!!! Or any other plastic especially in the microwave! This is extremely toxic! Please look it up and never do it again. Use glass.

  62. Just made this “as is” for the first time with my 2 year old on a cold winters night….. delicious! Next time I will experiment a little more (adding vanilla, nuts etc), but for this first time out it was excellent and very healthy! I did use a tupperware just b/c I have a fear of microwaving plastic bags….. thank you!

  63. Madison M. says:

    Holy jeepers these were delicious. I ate mine with Healthy Choice frozen greek yogurt. So good! I don’t think I can eat an apple raw again!

  64. I found this on Pinterest and it was a great warm snack on this rainy gloomy day. Thank you!

  65. this is great with Dannon light & fit greek 80 cal yogurt!!

  66. I believe that the plastic bag manufacturers themselves don’t recommend microwaving these bags – check the box or their website. YIKES!!!!

    1. Hi John,

      I’m assuming you read the entire post and know that I suggest you make these in a glass bowl if you are uncomfortable with the idea of plastic in the microwave. They will still be delicious and I don’t mind at all. But since you took the time to write, I thought you might find the following link on the Ziploc website interesting. http://www.ziploc.com/pages/TopFAQs.aspx Also, the pint-size Freezer ziploc bags I use and recommend for this give specific instructions for using in the microwave. Check it out.

      In case you missed it, here is the link again for the article I refer to in my “Apples in a Bag” post from Good Housekeeping. http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/product-reviews/consumer-protection/plastic-safety-heat-food-6

  67. I just made these and they are so amazing! Thank you so much for sharing! What an easy treat 🙂

  68. Splenda is absolutely horrible for you. Artificial sweeteners are so toxic. If you have to use one i’d go with liquid stevia..

    1. Hi Sassy,
      I’ve used stevia also. Works great! Some say they don’t use any sweetener or sugar if the apples are sweet enough. That’s my goal. 🙂

  69. Where are you getting this calorie info? The apple alone is about 60-70 calories (depending on how big your small apple is) A small handful of raisins would be about 1/4 cup or 45 calories. The cornstarch adds about another 10. So you are looking 115 calories.

    1. Hi Sarah,
      A small apple = 50-55 calories.
      1/4 teaspoon cornstarch = 2-3 calories. (1 Tablespoon cornstarch = 30 calories)
      Sweetener = no calories. Technically, you could add a couple.
      Cinnamon = 0 calories
      Raisins –I specified that raisins are not included. No measurement was given but I would probably not use more than a tablespoon or so with a small apple.

      If you add, sugar, honey or raisins, your calorie count will be more. Of course, using a bigger apple will increase the calories but then you probably will have more than one serving. Hope that helps.

  70. gary moore says:

    Is it safe to use a freezer quality zip lock bag in a microwave? I know it’s not save to boil one. The manufacturers have cautioned people about using a zip lock bag as a boil bag. I don’t know about a freezer quality bag, though.

    Just trying to be safe,

    Gary

    1. Hi Gary,
      I addressed this issue under number two in the above post. Check out that link. Also interesting is what Ziplock bags has to say about the whole issue. Go to the FAQ on their website.

      Enjoy your apples, no matter what you cook them in.

  71. I just wanted to say that I was feeling very sad today, and now I am eating this and actually smiling :). Thank you for posting this easy, tasty, healthy recipe!!

  72. Amelia Annakin says:

    AMAZING! Who knew a microwaved apple could taste so good. Definitely my new favourite! Thanks for the great recipe!

  73. …So I made these tonight for dessert..and my husband (Robert) and I both just LOVED IT!! And this something we will definitely be having this rather then a plain apple… So, I got to thinking..I am going to make a few pie crusts and cut them into pieces then make an egg wash to brush over them, and sprinkle with some cinnamon/sugar and bake, just to have with these apples. Mmmmm. Oh now I can’t wait for tomorrow!! THANKS so much for sharing!!

  74. For a quick treat, try cooking your frozen cookie dough in the microwave. Thirty seconds or so for an ounce and a half of dough should do the trick.

  75. Folks, this sounds amazingly good and super simple. However and for the sake of good health, can everyone use a small glass container instead? I know it entails cleaning rather than trashing, but your body and planet will both appreciate it.

  76. Kitchenwitch33 says:

    This would be fabulous over waffles. If you want to go to the trouble.

  77. So, I found this on Pinterest a few days ago and of course pinned it for later. Here I am sitting here in my living room. Kids are in bed, husband is at work and all of a sudden I want sugar. Yup. Every time. Then, I remember that I pinned this recipe. Yay! I only made small adjustments and it was super yummy and totally hit the spot! I used a Gala apple since that was what I had in the fridge, I used flour instead of cornstarch since I am apparently out of that. And I put it in a Pyrex glass bowl with a special vented lid. Thank you so much for this recipe, totally hit the spot and I don’t feel a ounce of guilt for my sweet snack 🙂

  78. Just found and made this. I switched the water out for vanilla and triple the recipe. The apples were still crunchy but soft. Amazing. Simply amazing. Thank you so much!

  79. Hi
    I just found this ,tried it out way down here in New Zealand on a cold winter’s night, used a date and a dried fig chopped up, lovely – thanks for sharing 🙂

  80. Hi Paula! I love your recipe but I don’t really want to microwave a plastic bag!! Not sure if that is considered “toxic”. Is there another way to do it?? THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!

    1. Hi Kelly,
      If you read through the post, you will find more information and links about the safety issues some have with microwaving in plastic bags. I also wrote about alternate ways to make “apples in a bag” if you don’t want to use the microwave.

  81. How long in the freezer do they go for?

  82. Oh haha nevermind I get it now.

  83. This is awesome, I love all of it…thank you

  84. You really saved me with this recipe!

  85. Robin Starr says:

    I am truly thankful for this receipe. I made this for my diabetic aunt in nursing home. I top her bluebonnet ice cream she can have. Such a delightful way to make her happy. Now I’m making it for ten people around her, and the workers all have the receive now..thanks again.

    1. Robin,
      Thanks so much for writing! How generous of you to share the apples with other people around your aunt. You have made my day!

  86. Robin Starr says:

    What a delightful treat for my diabetic aunt in the nursing home. I top bluebonnet ice cream…the only kind she can have …now all the workers have the receive..I make it for 10 residents now..and they are so happy with their new treat and u plan to talk the cooks into providing this treat to all residents..
    What a reward to do so little for such a reward

  87. Robin Starr says:

    How do u make the apple criaps

    1. Are you asking about crepes? I use the uncooked tortillas from Costco but you can use any flour tortillas from the grocery store.

  88. vmercer0104 says:

    I first wanna say thank you very much for a great quick and easy recipe! Second thanks for the link on the plastic being safe! If your reading this and unhappy because you let the media scare you to death over plastic water bottles (because that is where this scare comes from) then why do you feel the need to induce your fear to others and taint this woman’s wonderful advice and recipe! You may cook in whatever you choose she stated that but you choose to disrespect her by posting your warnings instead of educating yourself by using her link to see the independent testing that has been done on these products which were found to be SAFE! Just like Tv dinners and turkey bags! I know this was posted awhile ago but it us new to me on pinterest! Thanks again!

  89. Do you have to use a baggy? Or can you use a bowl!

    1. @Grace, you can use a bowl 🙂

  90. Delvara Barner says:

    Just tried “Apple in a Bag” LOVED IT!!!!!! It worked so much better than when I tried to bake apples in the oven. I will always make them this way from now on!!!!! Thanks!

  91. This sounds delish, but I agree with F. Michael ….. please don’t microwave your food in plastic : (

  92. Can it be made without the cornstarch? Why would you need it?

    1. Eileen,
      Yes, you can make this without starch. Using cornstarch makes it more like apple pie filling, which we enjoy. Suit yourself.

  93. Before microwaving food in a plastic bag as clearly stated in this recipe, please do research. The Ziploc site claims all of its bags are microwave safe. Other articles agree, though state that off-brand bags may not be safe. (I have no connection to Ziploc.) When I saw this recipe, I immediately became concerned. Please do due diligence before using a plastic food bag in the microwave.

  94. Just made this dessert for 3 people with Golden Delicious Apples. But I microwaved them in a microwave glass dish for 4 minutes and the apples turned out PERFECT!! Absolutely Yummy!! Thanks for sharing!!

  95. Just found this on Pinterest. It looks so very yummy. I know this post has been around for a while, but, hey, it’s new to me! 🙂 may I ask, though, what type of chips are you using please? (as a very young child, I used to eat at a restaurant called Taco Villa-similar to Taco Bell-and they had an “apple burrito” that was cinnamon cooked apples rolled up in a tortilla and then fried and smothered in cinnamon sugar. Oh my goodness, seeing this recipe made my mouth water for an apple burrito). Excuse any typos, it is a bit hard to see through all of the drool on my ipad screen to check for errors.

    1. Hi Tammy,
      The chips you see in the picture are cinnamon-sugar pita chips. Even better are chips made/baked from cut up flour tortillas that have been sprinkled with some cinnamon and sugar. Nice to hear from you. paula

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  100. 5 stars
    I just started Weight Watchers, and I made these for a snack. It was just like eating apple pie filling without the guilt and zero. Points!

  101. 5 stars
    I love apples, apple pies, and all recipes including apples!
    This is a snack I can’t wait to taste!!!

  102. 5 stars
    I tried this for lunch, yum yum! I didn’t have cornstarch, so used the same amount of flour. Turned out great! I didn’t put it on anything, just ate it as a side with a sandwich.

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  104. Denise Glover says:

    I really wanted to make this but didn’t have cornstarch so tweaked the recipe and melted butter, a little flour,sugar,cinnamon, vanilla and water. I loved the different taste and texture.

    1. Hi Denise,

      Good substitution. Sounds good. Thanks for sharing as this could definitely help another reader.

  105. Add a tough of maple syrup? Puts cinnamon apples right over the edge! Hmmm…some crispy bacon crumbles on top? You know what they say about bacon.

    1. Oh Vivian,
      That sounds divine. Will try it as soon as I get some more apples. Thanks a ton for sharing with all of us.

  106. Holy s#+t. I will eat the hell out of this every day for the rest of my life. I’m ready for a serious relationship.

  107. constance washburn says:

    Please re-think your relationship to plastic. One use plastics are killing sea life and polluting our bodies as well as oceans. NEVER again recommend cooking anything in Plastic then throwing it away. Washing a dish is not a huge deal. If we have to use a plastic product reuse it and recycle it if possible. Please rewrite is recipe to exclude the plastic bag. Such a really bad idea. Great recipe however and just the snack I was looking for. So thanks for that.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to contribute to the conversation, Constance.

    2. @Paula, And? Oh, wait, the gimmick is “no fuss,” so even 1 dish is too many, am I right? Constance broke it down for you and all you can say is thanks for contributing?

    3. @constance washburn, AGREE wholeheartedly. Love the recipe from all the way Down Under but pls pls pls edit/rewrite and do not advise to cook in plastic.

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  109. Delicious and super easy! Thank you so much for sharing this!

    1. You’re welcome, Trish. Thanks for taking the time to write.

  110. 5 stars
    Delicious & I love that I can make them at work for breakfast!

  111. 5 stars
    Thank you for a quick and easy snack. I needed a light dessert to satisfy my husband’s sweet tooth after dinner. This was perfect. A dollop of light whipped topping (instead of ice cream) finished it off perfectly. I can’t wait to try it with pears!

    1. Hi Susie,
      You’re welcome. Glad you enjoyed it. The pears will be good, too. Of course, the quality of the fruit is always a factor, too.

  112. Carol Bryan says:

    5 stars
    thank you for this clever quick dessert idea. This is delicious and easy.

    1. You’re most welcome, Carol. Thanks for writing.