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.