Peel the skin the take out the core of the apple. Cut into any size. Add the ○ ingredients to a heat-resistant bowl, loosely cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for 3 minutes.
Take it out once and stir it, then wrap again and microwave for another 3 minutes. (If you want to let the alcohol from the rum evaporate off, add it at this point.)
When the apples become tender, they're OK. Add the ☆ ingredients and let cool.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to easily make the type of apple from tarts or apple pies, so I made this in the microwave. These are so tasty, it's great to have just by itself as well.
If you want to make the best of the rum, add it right before cooling the apples. If you're worried about the alcohol, add it in Step 2. The cooking time should differ depending on the type and condition of the apples. Adjust the time while keeping an eye on the apples.