Easy Apple Crisp for Two (or One if You Don’t Feel Like Sharing)
When I started making this dessert a few years ago, I’d never had Apple Crisp before. Apple pie, yes. Apple Crisp? No. But I was in the mood for something apple-y and too lazy make my own pie crust and certainly not interested in going to the store to buy one. So I came up with this recipe, probably after seeing something similar on the Food Network. (I watched a lot of Food Network back then…now I mostly watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Jake and the Neverland Pirates.)
This has become my go-to recipe when I’m craving something baked and apple-y and short on time. Obviously I didn’t invent Apple Crisp, but this is how I make it. I usually don’t measure the ingredients. I just throw it all together. But this time I measured, just for you. I make mine in a 16 ounce ramekin, using just one apple. This could be enough for 2 people to share….if you feel like sharing. Since The Picky Apple and The Littlest Apple won’t eat Apple Crisp (crazies!), I usually eat half and save the rest for later. Or eat it all in one sitting. I’m currently eating for two, right? Just kidding. Do yourself a favor and save half for later. My version is heavy on the topping because that’s how I like it.
recipe by me
- 1 apple, peeled and cut into 1″ chunks (I use whatever kind of apples we have on hand, usually Pink Lady or Sweetango Apples)
- 3 tablespoons cold butter
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup pecan pieces
- dash of kosher salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Layer the apple chunks in the bottom of the ramekin or other baking dish.
For topping: Cut the butter into small pieces. In a small bowl, cut together butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt until mixture is crumbly and well combined. Stir in oats and pecans.
Pour topping on top of apples, and press down slightly. Bake at 400 degrees F for approximately 30 minutes.