Fall Recipe: Apple Crisp for One

It’s fall – time for warm desserts, wool sweaters, and apples.  I tried to come up with a way to combine those three things, but the smell of singed wool was not worthwhile.  Still, two out of three ain’t bad, so behold: apple crisp for one.

Cut up one small apple (as small as you’ve got; even this one ended up being too big).  Peel, cut into thin slices or chunks.

Mix together 1 tablespoon of oatmeal, 1 scant tablespoon of brown sugar, a pat of butter cut into small chunks, and a sprinkling each of cinnamon and nutmeg.

In a small jar (or ramekin, or oven-safe bowl, but the jar is cutest), layer half the apples, half the topping, the rest of the apples, and the rest of the topping.  Place on a baking sheet just in case, and bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

Voila.  This is pretty hot (obviously), so you’ll want to let it sit for 5 minutes or so.  Luckily, that’s just enough time to pull out another ingredient that really elevates this dessert to sublimity.

Yes, cream.  You knew it was coming sometime.  I made a halfhearted attempt to whip it by hand, but gave up pretty quickly.  I added about a tablespoon to this serving.

Ecce, behold.

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2 thoughts on “Fall Recipe: Apple Crisp for One

  1. Sue Klejeski says:

    You should’ve made two. The second one would be yummy microwaved later.

    Looks delish!

  2. Jenni says:

    Oh man! That looks so awesome!

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