Candy’s Microwave Apple Crisp Recipe

As I mentioned in a previous post, I took a microwave class through our local extension office in the early 1980’s.  Before that I basically used the microwave to heat water for tea.  I still do that and find it invaluable for thawing frozen meat, making my soy sauce gravy (for stir fry), brown gravy for other recipes and for reheating leftovers.  I have become more patient in reheating leftovers by using Cook Power 4-5 to begin.  I used to make this in the fall after going to the Bayfield (Wisconsin) Apple Festival.

Candy’s Microwave Crisp Recipe developed by Candy Prudhomme, Wrenshall, Minnesota, as class assignment to convert a traditional recipe to one that could be cooked in the microwave.  Note that my microwave did not have a turntable in 1984.  Published in “101 Microwave Favorites Plus Four,” Arlene Hamernik. Click on link for printable copy.  Since I don’t have photos to go with the recipe, I’ve included my latest fall pictures.

Microwave Apple Crisp

The first three photos are of my crape myrtle–have never seen it turn so many different colors.  The maple trees were taken next to Genesis Chiropractic in Bentonville, Arkansas.  I was lucky to get these photos.  Most trees have dropped all the top leaves–we had drought before they changed color so a lot of leaves just turned brown and fell off.  Get out the leaf blower!

Fall colors

Fall colors

Fall colors

Fall colors

Fall colors

Fall colors


Maple Tree

Maple Tree


Hi—I’m Candy P. I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas and write this blog about quilting. I love the entire process of quilting from design to piecing and appliqué, to free-motion quilting on my Janome. I have been sewing since I was five and started quilting in 1991 with a group in NE Minnesota. We used cardboard templates and scissors and did everything by hand. I have since made traditional quilts, donation quilts and Quilts of Valor; I’ve done paper piecing and foundation quilting but now really enjoy improvisational piecing using scraps from my stash or my hand dyed fabrics as well as making art quilts. I am also currently trying to finish any and all unfinished projects. I am so far behind I can never die. I have always been a maker, a sewist and needleworker, running the gamut from hand embroidery to macramé, knitting, crocheting, crafts, book binding and mixed media projects. I have taught a lot of classes including fabric painting, origami, and calligraphy, Dancercise (who remembers that) and my own exercise classes. When I’m not in the garage dyeing fabric or in my studio, I’m at Zumba or walking on local trails and photographing art or whatever catches my eye. I currently belong to Crystal Bridges, AQS, The Quilt Show, NWA Modern Quilt Guild and the Van Go-Go Girls (a local art quilt group). I occasionally make it to the piano and the golf course and enjoy cooking with my husband and generally wreaking some kind of havoc with my daughter. You can read my previous blog at and here (previously but you cannot read my blog as northwind at The Quilt Show, apparently lost forever. I write about my current projects, mistakes and all, and often tell you what products I use (with no compensation). I am open to suggestions about blog posts and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about my projects or posts. Comment or email me.

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