January 18, 2012

Single Serving Apple Crisp

I'm loving these single serving desserts! I hope everyone is sill sticking to your new year's resolutions (if you made any)! I didn't really make one specific resolution, but I sort of always have the same ones. Eat healthier, exercise more, do more of the things I love. That sort of thing...and I don't save those things for new years day. I just use the new year as a re-starting point. It's a nice little reminder to stay on track.

So for me - part of eating healthier has been trying to eat less desserts and more veggies. That's where these single serving desserts come in. They're life savers! Whenever I get that craving - I whip up a little something and I'm good to go. And who are we kidding - when I'm craving cake, grabbing a piece of fruit isn't going to do the trick.

So I came up with the next best thing. It does have fruit and oats in it (so that makes it a little healthy, right?!) The best part of this dish is that I don't have a whole plate of that sweet something sitting on my counter! This apple crisp is just like Grandma made. Sweet, crumbly topping with a tender apple center. It fills the house with that amazing smell that only apple crisp can do!


  • 1 small apple - thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp margarine, shortening, or coconut oil

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Thinly slice the apple and place in a mixing bowl. Add 1 tbsp of brown sugar, 1/2 tbsp flour, and 1/8 tsp cinnamon. Coat the apple slices with the dry ingredients and place in a small baking dish.

Using the same bowl mix together 1 tbsp brow sugar, 2 tbsp oats, 1 tbsp flour, 1/8 tsp cinnamon, and 1 tbsp margarine. Cream together with a fork until the margarine becomes crumbly and is well incorporated with the dry ingredients.

Top the apples with the crumbled mixture. Place the small baking dish on a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F for 22-25 minutes until the top is golden brown. Allow to cool slightly before serving.


  1. This looks healthy on the body AND wallet! Thanks Matthew! You always have such lovely recipes and photos.

  2. I just made this tonight. It was really easy to make, and I had the ingredients right in my kitchen. Thank you Matthew. It was very good. Loving the recipes.

  3. "less desserts and more veggies"
    i've resolved to do that, too... but how can i when you keep posting amazing desserts! ;)

  4. This looks so delicious. Cant wait to make it.

  5. Wonderful idea making single serve dishes! I'm gonna start doing that, since my husband doesn't like sweets much and I end up eating everything by myself!

  6. Fab! And I subbed coconut oil for margarine yum!

  7. Just saw a microwave version of the same, will have to try this out as well.
    I'm vegan and I love the single serving desserts too!:)

  8. Made this last night with some coconut oil and added a bit of lime zest and juice (I put lemon/lime in everything!). It was exactly what I was looking for, it hit the spot. First time on your blog, will continue to follow as I've already eyed some really delicious looking recipes! Thank you!

    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you liked the recipe - and thanks so much for visiting my blog!