|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 27g||34%|
|Saturated Fat 17g||83%|
|Total Carbohydrate 121g||44%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||11%|
|Total Sugars 38g|
|Vitamin C 7mg||35%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
If you're growing tired of mug cakes (or, if like me, you would rather a slice of pie over cake any day of the week), then this mug pie is for you. Using store bought fruit pie filling cuts down on prep, but with a few additions, you'll get a pie filling more reminiscent of the homemade stuff. Microwaving does have its limitations, and since a pie crust won't fair well under this method of cooking, I've swapped it out for a buttery, crumbly top that still hits all those fresh baked pie notes. Served with a scoop of ice cream, some whipped cream (or both) and you'll start to wonder if your pie tins will ever see the light of day again. The recipe is also adaptable for those who are gluten free.
Forget Mug Cake Make Mug PIE!
For the Filling:
3/4 cup canned fruit pie filling (such as cherry, peach, blueberry, or apple)
1small squeeze lemon juice, optional
Few dashes ground cinnamon, or cardamom, optional
For the Cobbler Topping:
1/3 cup all-purpose flour, or gluten-free flour
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch kosher salt
2 tablespoons milk, or dairy-free milk of choice
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
Ice cream, or whipped cream, for garnish
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients along with a microwave-safe mug.
Place fruit pie filling, lemon juice and cinnamon (if using) into the mug and give it a stir. Make sure you have at least 1 1/2 inches from the top of the mug to leave space for the topping.
Mix the flour, sugar, pinch of salt, and baking powder in a small mixing bowl. Add in melted butter and the milk and stir to combine.
Spoon the batter on top of the fruit filling.
Microwave on high-power for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, or until puffy and done.
Carefully remove mug from microwave and serve immediately with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.
- Any fruit pie filling will work in this recipe, you can even combine cherry and blueberry filling or feel free to mix in a few fresh berries if you have them on hand (peach pie filling with a few fresh raspberries tossed in is especially great).
- The addition of lemon juice and some cinnamon helps to cut down on the sweetness of most canned pie fillings, and provides a more rounded flavor. However, these ingredients are completely optional. Also feel free to play around with the spices. Besides cinnamon, cardamom or nutmeg also make nice additions to the filling.
The mug and it's contents will be very hot given the high sugar content of the pie filling, use caution when removing from microwave and when taking the first few bites.