An easy recipe for microwave cherry crisp for one! A quick way to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Who loves cherries? I do, I do!
I know we are nearing the end of summer (I hate saying that), so I’m going to eat all the cherries I can while they are still available.
And there’s nothing I like more than a good fruit crisp – cherry crisp, apple crisp, any crisp! I was wondering if I could make an individual cherry crisp in the microwave – just a single serving to satisfy a craving. So I tried it, and yes, you can!
It just takes 90 seconds, and the cherries get nice and juicy, and there’s a buttery, sugary, oat topping, and it’s super good. And I just ate one serving, and that was it! Craving satisfied.
How do you make a cherry crisp in the microwave?
- Place the pitted cherries in a small ramekin.
- Mix the buttery spread, sugar, and oats. Put them on top of the cherries.
- Microwave for about 70 seconds. Enjoy plain or with ice cream!
Can you use frozen cherries to make cherry crisp?
Yes, you could use frozen cherries if you wish. Try to thaw them out first so that it doesn’t take longer to cook this dessert in the microwave.
Can you use any type of sugar to make this fruit crisp?
Yes, you can use regular sugar, brown sugar, coconut sugar, maple sugar, any type of granulated sugar should work well.
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Individual Microwave Cherry Crisp.
- Place the pitted cherries in a ramekin.
In a separate small bowl, combine the coconut sugar, oats, flour, and vegan buttery spread - mix together.
- Place the topping on top of the cherries. Cover with waxed paper.
- Microwave for 70 seconds at 70% power.
- Let sit for at least 5 minutes, then enjoy!
Use your best judgement with your microwave - every microwave cooks a little differently. Don't leave it unattended - you don't want to burn the crisp!
Tips to make this microwave cherry crisp a success:
Every microwave is different. I put mine at 70% power because it gets hot! I didn’t want cherries exploding, or oats catching on fire. You know how I love to set things on fire in my appliances. :( Your microwave may be different, but I would still recommend starting out with reduced power and keeping an eye on it.
Letting it sit and cool down is important so that the oats soften up a bit, and that way the cherries won’t burn your mouth. The oat topping does not get crisp like in the oven, but it’s still really good, and a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth in a hurry!
What’s your favorite cherry dessert?
This post was originally published in July 2014. It has been updated.