I’m going to prepare you right away – you’ll be seeing a lot of apple recipes in the next few weeks. A couple weekends ago, we went apple picking and ended up getting 110 (!) apples. So, obviously, I’ve been coming up with as many ways as I can to use them.
Making apple crisp in ramekins is one of my favorite single-serving desserts. The ingredient amounts I have listed on here are good for two 8-oz. ramekins – we have Fiesta ware so the pictures of ours are in the 4″ ramekins – and the whole dessert takes less than an hour to put together, most of which is just passive baking time.
This apple crisp goes great with Coconut Bliss Vanilla Island, so make sure to pick that up, too.
Time: Under 1 hour
- 1 apple, cut into small cubes or thin slices
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 tbsp rolled oats
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 1/2 to 2 tbsp Earth Balance butter or shortening, cut into small pieces
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Walnuts (optional)
- Cranberries or golden raisins (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Peel and cut the apple and split evenly between the two ramekins. If you’d like to have walnuts or dried fruit in the crisp, sprinkle them over the apples at this time.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, Earth Balance, and a few shakes of pumpkin pie spice and salt. Make sure to cut in the butter a little bit or combine with your hands so that it’s well incorporated into the mixture. Pour this mixture on top of the apples in the ramekins. If you’d like the crisp to be a little richer, add a small extra slice of Earth Balance to the top. This is also something you can do midway through baking if it seems to be too dry on top.
Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Don’t forget the ice cream!