Friday, October 23, 2009

Mini Apple Crisps

Several weeks ago, Jenn posted a recipe for mini apple crisps, and I knew I had to make them. Unfortunately, I didn’t have mini ramekins. Ramekins have been on my wish list for a very long time. Since my kitchen is pretty small, I always think very carefully before purchasing new kitchen items. But I thought ramekins would be a good, useful purchase. Plus, I had a $25 gift card from my birthday.

Here are my beautiful ramekins. The four of them cost only about $10, so I get to go shopping again with the money left on the gift card… :o)

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I slightly altered Jenn’s recipe. Here is what I used to make four mini apple crisps:


  • 1 1/2 large apples
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 3 Tbsp oats
  • 4 Tbsp water
I started by cutting the peeled apples into small thin slices.

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Then, I mixed the apples with the cinnamon.

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Next, I put the apple mixture into the ramekins.

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I mixed the sugar, flour, and oats. When the dry ingredients were mixed, I added the melted butter and mixed everything well.

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I put the oat mixture on top of the apples.

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Finally, I poured one tablespoon of water over each ramekin.

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I baked the crisps in a 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes.

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Everyone loved the crisps, and I have already made them several times. They are easy, quick, and pretty healthy.

Question: What’s your favorite apple recipe?

Be well,



  1. I've never had apple crisp. (Yes, Gasp, Point, Laugh. But it's true.)

    However, I love apples, and I love apple pie... so I think attempting this for dessert is in my near future.

  2. Anonymous10/23/2009

    hmm. i'm not sure what my favorite apple recipe is! maybe applesauce cake covered in cinnamon sugar.

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  3. How delicious do those look? Love'em!

  4. Can I have one? :)

  5. Anonymous10/23/2009

    those look super tasty! my favorite apple recipe is apple pie (w/ a crumb topping) a la mode, of course. ;)

  6. Gift Cards. They sure do come in handy. I'm glad you liked it. I need to make them again. I also need to get me some ramekins. i can only put my little foil tart cups through so much. lol.

  7. Wow, they look so good!

    I have those ramekins; they come in handy for so many things!

    My favorite recipe would have to be Caramel Apple Pie. Definitely, a special treat:)

  8. Anonymous10/23/2009

    these are so cute and delicious~~~
    anything that involves tons of cinnamon would be just fine for me! :)

  9. Love the ramekins!
    I've been enjoying raw apples with a little bit of those fat-free caramel good. Love tart apples cut up and served with romaine lettuce, red onion, and walnuts or pecans with a vinegar and oil dressing.

  10. What a fun purchase! I love this recipe - it looks so simple and delicious and I love the idea of putting them in ramekins! Thanks for the great idea!

  11. I make an apple sandwich at least once a week for my daughter's school lunch. I spread plain cream cheese on a whole wheat tortilla, chop 1/2 a granny smith apple for the filling and sprinkle on small handfull of raisins. I finish it off with cinnamon sugar and wrap it up. By lunch time, the juicy apple has melted the sugar and the sandwich taste like apple pie.

    She loves it.

  12. The apple crisps look great! Good call on getting the ramekins! I need to get some, too!

  13. Anonymous10/23/2009

    i love how delicious these babies look - not to mention they are portioned control!!

  14. Ooh yummy! Apples are far and away my favourite fruit. I love them in everything :)

  15. Anonymous10/23/2009

    Yum, those look good. I love anything in a ramekin. So cute!

  16. I LOVE apple crisp, such a great fall dish! It's one of the few desserts the husband and I can agree on, I have to make it gluten free these days, but it's still pretty easy. Yours looks yummy, i love serving things in ramekins!

  17. Those crisps are gorgey!

    I'm jealous of your ramekins. I just need to give in and get some. I made casserole in a muffin tin tonight!

  18. Making individual ones is a good idea, especially for someone like me. That way, I won't get so tempted to just keep eating spoonful after spoonful like when there's only one GIANT apple crisp at the table. ;)

  19. Besides apple pie (hehe), I love apple cinnamon oatmeal. So delicious and filling! Talk about high-fiber, too! Recipes looks great!!

  20. Oh YUM! Looks great. I also think very carefully before purchasing kitchen gadgets. Nick doesn't understand that concept...he's always into buying buying buying. But if we don't have the room, I don't want to make clutter!

    Favorite apple recipe: My grandma's homemade applesauce! It was so good.

  21. i want ramekins too! these look delicious - you just can't go wrong with apple crisp!

  22. delicious, similiar to what I posted great minds think alike! cheers lovely post!

  23. Easy and delicious:)

  24. these look absolutely wonderful! I'm going crazy for the crumbly topping and I love how cute they are small but perfect sweet treat

  25. Anonymous10/24/2009

    The individual mini crisps sound excellent! I add agave syrup to my apple crisps on my daughter's insistence, she never lets me forget to add it :)

  26. Mmm! They look perfectly-sized and so healthy and delicious!
    My favorite way to eat apples: sliced thinly, and stuffed into a french toast with blue cheese and spinach!

  27. these look great! they would be perfect for entertaining, i love the single servings. oh and PS loved the monkey PJs in your juice post!!

  28. Love your apple crisp recipe. So simple and good! Will try them out one of these days! Thanks.

  29. Those look great! I love ramekins, I've been using them more myself. They work great for snacks for the kiddos (and myself!) too. I'll load them up with raisins and raw cashews for the girls - they love having little snack dishes like that.

    The mini apple crisp idea is great, they look so sweet and yummy. Love the portion control that's built right in too.

  30. Can't wait to try this.

    You know, I rarely cook with apples...I may have to start with this one...I definitely need to get myself some ramekins too!

    Have a great week, Andrea!

  31. These look great!! I'm going to give these a try!!

  32. oo I think I will make this TONIGHT! :)

  33. Oooh.. those look so GOOD! If only I could bake!

  34. Anonymous10/25/2009

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  35. Delicious, and simple. Like it. I have free access to a coworkers apple trees and have a bunch a fresh apples. I should make up some of that for the boys at least =) - Krystal

  36. omg those are the cutest lil apple crisp cups!! LOVE them :) and they look quite tasty as well!

    my favorite apple recipe would have to be apple crumble or crisp

    I also love chopped apple mixed with cottage cheese, cinnamon and some pumpkin pie spice mmmm

  37. Those look awesome - and adorable! I've never cooked with apples! I need to get on to the baking portion of my cooking obsession!

  38. Yum! I didn't know you could just pour a bit of water instead of mixing with butter. Will have to try!