Apple Crisp For One

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I am having a lot of fun in my kitchen making single serving desserts lately, so be prepared to see at least one more.  Basically, I have a mad sweet tooth & need some sugar after any savory meal, but I can’t go eating a whole pan of brownies or limit myself to one cookie.  And I am a warm fruit lover!  Do you remember my recent post about Honey & Cinnamon Grilled Peaches?  With Fall around the corner I am getting a hankering for apples & it just seemed natural to go with an Apple Crisp.  So here it is!  Simple!  Tastes great!  My kids wanted to eat all of my dessert.  Stinkers!  Haha.  It’s okay to share this, but it’s perfectly fine to keep it all for yourself.  Enjoy!

Apple Crisp For One
Yield: 1 Serving
  • 1 large granny smith apple
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar, divided
  • 2 Tbsp quick oats, divided
  • 1½ Tbsp flour, divided
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon, divided
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  1. Peel & thinly slice apple. Toss apple slices with 1 Tbsp brown sugar, ½ Tbsp quick oats, ½ Tbsp flour, ⅛ tsp cinnamon & 1 tsp lemon juice. Place in a microwaveable dish (ramekin, bowl, etc.)
  2. Using a fork, combine the remaining ingredients with butter for the crumb topping. (1 Tbsp brown sugar, 1½ Tbsp quick oats, 1 Tbsp flour, ⅛ tsp cinnamon, with 1 Tbsp of butter.) Sprinkle over apples.
  3. Microwave for 60-90 seconds until apples are tender. Serve plain or with a tiny scoop of vanilla bean ice cream
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Recipe altered from My Happy Place
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  1. says

    Oh, this is great! My husband hates cooked fruit, so I never make this type of thing. I love it too, so it is so sad for me. I am excited to try this one out! Thank you.

  2. says

    Desserts for one are brilliant! I’m with you on not wanting to eat a whole pan of something and not having the resistance to have only ONE of something either! I’m a total crisp/cobbler fan – this looks yummy!

    Yvonne @

  3. Ann says

    I really love this recipe. I typically do not peel the apples because I love the texture and color of the apple peeling (just my personal thing). This is perfect recipe for one person.

  4. Pam says

    Sounds good. It’s just me here alone w/my 3 cats, so I don’t want to make a whole cake or a whole batch of things. – 1 or 2 for now & later or tomorrow is just right.

    • Amber says

      No, you can use whatever apple you have on hand. I just like to use the granny smith ones because the tartness goes well with the sugar and cinnamon.

  5. Anke says

    I really likes this one. Only, it wasn’t crisp. Maybe I used the wrong kind of oats, is that possible? I added some raisins to the batter. It’s a very good recipe, I only wonder how I could get it more crisp/crunchy?

    • Amber says

      Hi Anke,

      Unfortunately the microwave doesn’t make it crispy, it’s just called that because it has the ingredients and topping for an apple crisp, but instead of baking it, you can cook it in the microwave. Sorry for the misunderstanding! You could try broiling the top for a couple minutes after you bake it in the microwave, if you want to try and get that crunchy topping.

      • Anke says

        No need to apologize! I just thought I did something wrong. Maybe I will try to grill it for a few minutes next time. Anyway, I really liked the taste and I’ll definitely make it again!


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