Whether you’re looking for a comforting snack or an individual dessert, this single serving apple crisp is a delicious treat that will satisfy a sweet tooth.
Turn tart apples into a sweet treat with this quick and easy individual apple crisp recipe. Made with only 6 ingredients, these single portions are perfect for those moments when you want something sweet, but don’t want to make anything complicated.
And, the best part is, you can make this delicious apple crisp recipe in the oven, air-fryer, or microwave, and they keep well in the fridge and freezer if you want to make a batch!
Why You’ll Love Them
- Quick and Easy – These mini apple crisps are made with 6 ingredients and can be made in the oven or microwave.
- Perfectly Portioned – Made in ramekins, these apple crisps are the perfect dessert for one.
- Great for Meal Prep – They freeze for up to 3 months so you can enjoy them for days and weeks to come!
What You’ll Need
- Apples – While tart apples such as Cortland, Braeburn, Pink Lady, and Granny Smith provide the best flavor, you can use any apple you like.
- Oats – Use rolled oats, old-fashioned rolled oats, or quick-cooking oats, steel-cut and instant oats are not recommended.
- Flour – To thicken the crisp topping.
- Brown Sugar – To sweeten the apples and topping. You can use white sugar, coconut sugar, or maple syrup if you prefer.
- Cinnamon – To enhance the flavor and sweetness.
- Butter – To ensure the crispy is nice and crispy. For the best results, use unsalted butter.
Although the recipe does not call for any, you can add a sprinkling of chopped walnuts or pecans to the crisp mixture if you like.
To Make it Gluten-Free: Use certified gluten-free oats and swap the all-purpose flour for 1-to-1 gluten-free flour or almond flour.
To Make it Dairy-Free: Swap the butter for coconut oil.
How to Make Apple Crisp for One Person
- Chop the apple. Cut the apple into bite-size pieces, leaving the skin on.
- Mix the filling. Add the apples to a small bowl, sprinkle with half of the cinnamon and half of the brown sugar, and stir to combine, then transfer the mixture to a ramekin.
- Make the topping. In the same bowl, add the oats, flour, remaining cinnamon, remaining brown sugar, and cold butter, and press it together, using your fingers, until a crumbly mixture forms.
- Add it to a ramekin. Sprinkle the crumble topping on top of the apple mixture in the ramekin.
- Bake until golden. Transfer the ramekin to the oven and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until slightly crisp and golden brown on top.
- Serve warm and enjoy! Serve immediately with toppings of your choice.
You can find the detailed instructions in the recipe card below.
Best Types of Apples to Use
While you can use any type of apples in single serving apple crisp, tart apples tend to hold up best when baked, such as:
- Cortland apples
- Braeburn apples
- Honeycrisp apples
- Golden delicious apples
- Pink lady apples
- Fuji apples
- Jonagold apples
- Granny smith apples
Red’s Nutrition Tip
If you’re concerned that the use of brown sugar is “unhealthy”, there is no need. Real sugar can be included in a healthy diet, it’s all about context and balance, not individual ingredients. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that the nutritional differences between sugar and other sweeteners are minimal.
Best Toppings for Mini Apple Crisp
If you want to eat this single-serve apple crisp as a healthy snack, top it with some plain yogurt, Greek yogurt, or skyr to boost the protein and ensure it’s more macronutrient balanced.
If you want to enjoy this single-serve apple crisp as an individual dessert or treat, top it with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to ensure it’s extra sweet and tasty.
Can you make an individual apple crisp in the microwave?
Yes! Add the apple filling to a ramekin and heat in the microwave for 1 minute. Sprinkle the oat mixture on top of the warm apples, then return to the microwave for an additional 2 minutes until the apples are bubbling and the topping is set.
Can you make an individual apple crisp an air-fryer?
Yes! Add the apple mixture to a ramekin and place in the air-fryer at 350°F for 10 minutes until the apples are soft. Remove the ramekin from the air-fryer, add the oat mixture, and return to the air-fryer for an additional 10-15 minutes until bubbling, crispy, and golden on top.
Storage + Reheating
To Refrigerate: Allow the ramekins of apple crips to cool completely, then cover with a lid, plastic wrap, or aluminum foil and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
To Freeze: These individual apple crips can be frozen before or after baking for up to 3 months. Just be sure to thaw them completely before baking or reheating.
To Reheat: The thawed individual apple crisp can be reheated in an oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.
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Single Serving Apple Crisp
Whip up this single serving apple crips as an individual dessert or comforting afternoon snack. You can enjoy it on its own, with a dollop of yogurt, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 30
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 1 ramekin 1x
- Category: Snack
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
- 1 large apple, diced
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cold, cut into small pieces
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a small bowl, add the diced apple, half of the cinnamon, half of the brown sugar, and stir until combined, then transfer to a ramekin.
- In the same bowl, add the oats, flour, remaining cinnamon, and remaining brown sugar, and stir to combine. Add the cold butter and, using your fingers, press the butter into the oat mixture until well incorporated and the mixture is crumbly.
- Sprinkle the oat mixture on top of the apple mixture in the ramekin and then transfer to the oven to bake for 30 minutes or until the top is golden and the apples are bubbling.
- Once baked, remove the ramekin from the oven, and serve with yogurt, ice cream, whipped cream, and/or extra cinnamon on top.
To Make it in the Microwave: Mix apple filling as per step #2, then microwave apple mixture for 1 minute. Make the oat mixture as per step #3, then sprinkle it on top of the warm apples, and return the ramekin to the microwave for an additional 2 minutes until the apples are bubbling and the topping is set.
To Make it in an Air-Fryer: Make the apple filling as per step #2, then place in the air-fryer at 350°F for 10 minutes until the apples are soft. Once cooked, remove the ramekin from the air-fryer. Make the oat mixture as per step #3, then sprinkle it on top of the cooked apples, and return to the air-fryer for an additional 10-15 minutes until bubbling, crispy, and golden.
- Serving Size: 1 ramekin
- Calories: 329 calories
- Sugar: 28 grams
- Fat: 12 grams
- Carbohydrates: 52 grams
- Fiber: 7 grams
- Protein: 4 grams