Mini Apple Crisps are individual sized versions of this favorite American classic dessert! Whether you call them crisps or cobblers, they are super easy to make – serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Well, well, well… the OFFICIAL start to Fall 2015 will be here in a couple of days. School’s begun, the days are cooler here in the Northwest, sunsets are earlier each day, leaves are beginning their color changes… and apples are everywhere! Time to make Mini Apple Crisps and welcome in this change of season with a tasty dessert!
Fall just sort of screams “APPLES”, don’t ya think? There are so many varieties that come into season this time of year, and to me, there is something so memorable about making my first Apple Pie or Apple Crisp of the Fall.
Apple desserts just seems to fit right in with Fall, wearing sweatshirts, raking leaves, football games, pumpkins, brilliant fall foliage, etc. Can you tell I enjoy this season?
I especially enjoy it here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The gorgeous colors on display make the ever present RAIN tolerable!
Mini Apple Crisps Are PERFECT for Fall Weather!
This recipe for individual sized mini apple crisps is perfect for those nights when you just want to crawl up on the couch in your sweats, under a big warm blanket, and eat something decadent, like some warm apple crisp “goodness” while reading a good book, or watching a good TV show or movie.
Warm and bursting with fresh apple and cinnamon flavor… what could be better than that? Well, I guess a little scoop of vanilla ice cream could make this even better, right? This is a very easy recipe that makes 4 individual servings, so you can eat one, and save 3 for later, if you are so inclined (Ha Ha).
How To Make Mini Apple Crisps
First thing to do is peel, core and slice the apples. Then place the apple slices, brown sugar, flour, lemon juice and cinnamon into a large skillet. Mix the ingredients well, to combine, then cook the apples on medium-low for about 10 minutes, or until the apple slices have slightly softened.
While the apples were cooking, use a pastry blender (or two forks) to blend the crumb topping ingredients in a small bowl. Easy!
Spray 4 ramekins with non-stick cooking spray.
Once the apples were done cooking, divide them between the 4 ramekins.
Divide the crumb topping evenly between the 4 ramekins, sprinkling it over the top of the apples, all the way to the edges.
Time To Cook the Mini Apple Crisps!
Bake the mini apple crisps in a 375 degree oven for about 25 minutes, until the mixture is bubbly, and the top crumble mixture is lightly browned.
Let the desserts cool on a wire rack for a bit, then serve the Mini Apple Crisps while they are still warm. They were delicious!
Doesn’t that look delicious? These mini apple crisps are especially good with a tiny scoop of vanilla ice cream served on top! This recipe is so easy to make, too! You’re gonna LOVE it!
You might also be interested in my recipes for Dutch Crumb Apple Pie, Apple Cobbler, Apple Shortbread Tart, or Apple Pie Stuffed Won Tons!
Welcome, FALL! Sure hope you will give this delicious recipe a try! Have a great week.
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Recipe Slightly Adapted From: The New Pillsbury Family Cookbook, page 131, published 1973 by The Pillsbury Company,
- 5 cups Granny Smith apples (peeled, cored, and sliced)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour (unsifted)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (old fashioned or quick cook)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup cold butter
- Place sliced apples, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, lemon juice and water into a large skillet. Stir to combine. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for approximately 10 minutes, or until apples have softened slightly. Remove from heat.
- While apples are cooking, prepare the crumb topping. Place the brown sugar, flour, rolled oats, 1 tsp. and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl. Cut the butter into chunks and add to bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly and butter is about the size of peas. Set aside.
- Spray 4 ramekins with non-stick spray. Once apples are done, divide and spoon them equally into the 4 ramekins.
- Divide the crumb topping equally between the 4 apple-filled ramekins.Spoon the crumb topping over the entire surface of the apples, all the way to the edges.
Bake apple crisps at 375 degrees for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until mixture is bubbly and the crumb topping is a light, golden brown. Remove hot ramekins to a wire rack to cool a bit. Serve warm, with a tiny scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.
Firm tart baking apples are used in this recipe (Granny Smith, Gravenstein, etc.).
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