When you are looking to make a dessert to celebrate those summer time holidays or to compliment your backyard cookout, make this delicious apple crisp for two recipe!
As much as I love to have a piece of old-fashioned apple pie as my dessert at a 4th of July celebration, there are times that I just don’t need an entire apple pie sitting in my kitchen. Because quite honestly, if it is sitting on my counter, or in my refrigerator for a few days, I will end up eating the entire thing (with some help from my husband).
I have to admit, I hate wasting food. After going to the grocery I try very hard to use what I purchase and I make every effort to repurpose leftovers in any way possible before they go bad.
I also give away food to family and friends whenever I can. However, around the holidays, especially when it comes to summer backyard cookouts, there is so much food that no one wants to take more home.
Make Desserts In Individual Portions
Therefore, when I make dessert for the two of us for a smaller celebration or for a special dinner, I prefer to make something that is made in smaller sizes or individual portions. From Patriotic Parfaits, Mini No Bake Cheesecakes, or Strawberry Pretzel Dessert, sometimes smaller is better.
And that is why I love this recipe! I turn my Fall Apple Crisp recipe and give it a summertime twist. Instead of using a standard crisp topping, I add both old fashioned oats and crushed graham crackers to give it a summertime feel.
So this summer, when you are looking for a delicious, easy to make dessert for two, give this apple crisp recipe a try! I am sure that you will love it just as much as we do!
Apple Crisp For Two Recipe
*A printable recipe card is located at the bottom of this article which contains the specific measurements, temperatures and cook times. However, continue reading below to learn about more helpful tips about this specific recipe.
- 2 Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored and sliced or diced
- 1 tsp sugar
Apple Crisp Topping
- 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/4 cup light Brown Sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup Graham Cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/2 tsp ground Cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp unsalted Butter, cold
The first step in making apple crisp for two is to preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Then prepare the apples.
Peel, core and cut the Granny Smith apples into 1 inch chunks. Then place the diced apples into two small ramekins or small baking dishes.
Next, evenly sprinkle the tops with sugar and set aside the ramekins while you prepare the crisp topping.
In a medium size bowl add the flour, brown sugar, graham cracker crumbs, oatmeal & cinnamon. Mix until incorporated.
Use Cold Butter
Then cut the cold butter into small chunks and add to the bowl. It is important to use cold butter so that the crisp topping turns into pea like crumbles.
Use a fork or pastry cutter and mix the cold butter with the other ingredients until crumbles form. It may take a few minutes for it to form, so be patient.
If you have a small food processor, you can pulse the butter into the other ingredients. However you may need to scrape the blades a few times if the butter gets stuck on them.
Once you have the topping made, divide it in half. Then cover the apples with the crisp topping in each ramekin or baking dish.
Once the topping has been added, place the ramekins in the preheated oven. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the crisp topping is browned and juices on the inside edge are hot and bubbly.
Remove the ramekins from the oven and let them sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. This will help the juices to thicken up and allow enough time that you won’t burn your mouth when you take a bite.
Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and/or caramel and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What Other Types of Apples Make Good Apple Crisp?
Although I prefer Granny Smith apples for baking, there are other varieties of apples that are good for making apple crisp. Some other great apples to use for making apple crisp for two are Gala, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Braeburn, and Northern Spy.
If you have two of the varieties, use both. The second type of apple adds even more flavor to your homemade apple crisp.
2. Can I Make This Dessert Ahead Of Time?
You can make this recipe a day or two ahead of when you want to serve it. Just be sure to let the ramekins cool completely before storing.
Then cover and place in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours before serving.
3. How Do I Reheat Apple Crisp?
If you want to serve the apple crisp for two warm, reheat the ramekins in the oven at 350°F (177°C) for 8-10 minutes. Or you could reheat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.
4. How Do I Make This Recipe Gluten Free?
In order to make this recipe gluten free, be sure to use a Gluten Free All Purpose Flour and Gluten Free Graham Cracker Crumbs. Although old-fashioned oats are naturally gluten-free, be sure to verify that your brand does not have any gluten additives.
5. What Are Some Other Great Dessert Recipes For Two?
If you would like to see all of my favorite dessert recipes for two, be sure to click on Recipe Index tab at the top of this article. There you will find tabs for all my favorite recipes, including Desserts.
Be sure to check back often to see what new recipes that I add. I share two new recipes a week, one on Sunday and one on Thursday.
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- 2 apples, granny smith peeled, cored and sliced or diced
- 1 tsp sugar
Apple Crisp Topping
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp butter cold
Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C)
Peel, core and cube apples into 1 inch chunks. Place the diced apples into two small ramekins or small dishes. Evenly sprinkle the tops with sugar and set aside.
In a medium size bowl add the flour, brown sugar, graham cracker crumbs, oatmeal & cinnamon. Mix until incorporated. Then cut the butter into small chunks and add to the bowl. Use a fork or pastry cutter and mix the butter with the other ingredients until crumbles form.
Divide the topping in half and cover each of the ramekins with the apples with the crisp topping.
Place the ramekins in the preheated oven and bake for 20-30 minutes or until the crisp topping is browned and juices on the inside edge are hot and bubbly.
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Nutrition InformationYield 2
Amount Per Serving Calories 465Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 31mgSodium 149mgCarbohydrates 85gFiber 8gSugar 51gProtein 5g
Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.