Single Serving Easy Apple Crisp

by Delaney
4 servings
50 min

Lately, this single serving easy apple crisp is my favorite way to satisfy a craving for something sweet. Whether or not you keep a pantry stocked with baking supplies, I can guarantee you have the ingredients required for this one. All you need is apples and a little butter, sugar, cinnamon, flour, and lemon juice. Not only is the ingredient list simple, but the recipe can easily be made allergy friendly with just a few tweaks (see recipe notes at the end).

I love the flavors of this sweet treat and you will too. Plus, it leaves your kitchen with a delicious scent that even the best candles can’t replicate! One whiff or bite of the warm, sugary, buttery oatmeal crumble and soft apples and I promise, you’ll be thanking me.

I typically just cook for myself, and whip this up when I’m craving something sweet after dinner but don’t have a lot to work with. However, this would also make for a great dinner party dessert! Not only do the ramekins help with ensuring you have enough portions, but they make for a a great presentation too.

Single Serving Easy Apple Crisp
Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 35 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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Apple Crisp Filling
  • 1 extra large apple or 2 medium apples
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
Apple Crisp Topping
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
Apple Crisp Filling
Thinly slice apples and add to mixing bowl.
Melt butter in a mug or small microwave safe bowl. Mix in remaining filling ingredients (cinnamon, lemon juice, and sugar).
Drizzle over apples and toss until butter mixture is evenly distributed. Then, add apple slices to four butter coated ramekins.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Apple Crisp Topping
Combine all topping ingredients except butter in a mixing bowl.
Dice butter into small cubes. Then, add half to the mixing bowl.
Using your hands, fold dry ingredients into butter. Repeat with remaining butter.
Continue to rub dry mixture into butter until crumbles form. Don't worry – they will form, they just take a while!
To Finish
Evenly distribute topping amongst ramekins, pressing down to ensure apples are fully coated.
Bake for 35 minutes at 350°
Remove from oven, top with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream, and enjoy!
  • To keep my apple crisp gluten-free, I use: Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Rolled Oats and Tapioca Flour, but gluten-free all purpose works too!
  • To keep it vegan/dairy-free, I recommend: Trader Joe’s Vanilla Non-Dairy Dessert (SO yummy!), and Miyoko’s European Style Vegan Butter also available at Trader Joe’s and most grocery stores.
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