Single Serving Apple Crisp

by Erin

Want a fresh, homemade apple crisp but don’t want enough to feed a crowd? Try this single serving apple crisp!

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With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, everyone is planning recipes for a meal to feed the masses. But what about the people cooking for a small group of people or ::gasp:: just one or two?

If you fall into the latter category then this apple crisp is for you. Although I easily devoured the entire thing in one (short) sitting, it could definitely satisfy two especially if you serve it a la mode.

I also have an entire Thanksgiving menu for two if you’re interested in more!

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The first time I made this I went ahead and topped it off with my new favorite ice cream – Graeter’s Salted Caramel. Seriously that stuff rocks my face off and made me enjoy this crisp even more than I thought possible. Liquid Frozen gold, I’m telling you. Another solid choice that I’ve used more recently is their cinnamon ice cream.

Side note: I originally labeled this recipe as a “crumble” but after digging through the interest to determine the difference between a crisp and a crumble I have relabeled it as a crisp. 

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Apparently, the easiest way to tell the difference is that crisps have oats in the topping while crumbles do not. I don’t know why but that seems counter-intuitive to me. Oats make it more crumbly, right? Ugh, what do I know…

What I do know is almost every recipe I have labeled on my blog as a crumble is actually a crisp. Whoops.

Wanna see a short video of me making a food of myself this recipe? Check it out on Instagram!

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Post updated 9/25/20, photo above and below the recipe are the originals.

One year ago: Homemade Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa Mix

Two years ago: Pumpkin Kissed Gingerbread Brownies

Single Serving Apple Crisp #appleseason #apples #oneserving


Yield: Serves 1-2 Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat



  • 1 medium apple, peeled and diced
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp apple pie spice
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts, optional


  • 3 Tbsp quick oats
  • 1 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 350 degrees. Grease an oven-safe 2-cup baking dish, set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine filling ingredients and stir until evenly coated. Transfer apple mixture to prepared baking dish.
  3. In the small mixing bowl, combine topping ingredients. Using a pastry cutter or a fork, cut the butter into the oat mixture until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of apple mixture.
  4. Bake 40 minutes, then broil for 2-3 minutes or until toasted. Turn off oven, but let sit in oven for 15 more minutes.
  5. Serve topped with ice cream.
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Source: Adapted slightly from Chocolate Covered Katie.

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Jennifer | Bake or Break November 19, 2013 - 9:06 am

Great idea! I was just thinking last night that I tend to make big, crowd-worthy desserts for the holidays, even though it’s just the two of us for most holidays. Old habits, I suppose.


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