Small Batch Apple Crisp for two is the perfect, easy fall dessert. Just the right amount for two and a the crunchy topping has a secret ingredient!
One of the biggest challenges of cooking for two is dessert. Most dessert recipes make way too much for just two people, 2 dozen cookies or an entire cake or pie. That leads to problems, you either eat way too much or end up throwing part of it away.
Thanks to this recipe, we are able to enjoy one of our favorite desserts and not be tempted to eat way too much of it.
If you are looking for a full size version of apple crisp check out this recipe.
What Kind of Apples are Best for Apple Crisp?
I prefer a firm, crisp, tart apple like a Granny Smith Apple but you can also use a Honey Crisp or a Golden Delicious. These apples stand up well to baking.
How to Make Apple Crisp for Two
- Mix together your crisp topping. I like a lot of topping on my apple crisp so this is a generous amount. Use cold butter so that you end up with a crumbly mixture.
- Slice or dice your apple, either shape will work. Just make sure all your apple pieces are a similar size so that they cook evenly. If you want to prepare your crisp ahead of time use the trick below to stop your apples from turning brown.
- Fill dish with apples slices. I use a 10 oz. ramekin and one apple per ramekin.
- Sprinkle each container with 1/2 tsp of sugar.
- Sprinkle apples with crisp topping. I like a lot of topping so the recipe makes a generous amount.
- Bake the apple crisp at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Time will vary depending on how thick or thin you sliced your apples. I cut my apples about 1/4 inch thick. I don’t like mushy apples so bake them so they are cooked through but not mushy.
How to Keep Apples From Turning Brown
- Slice your apple.
- Fill a bowl with water, enough to cover your apples and add 1/2 tsp – 1 tsp of salt, depending on how many apples you have.
- Make sure apple slices are totally covered with water and let sit for a few minutes.
- Drain and pat dry.
- Apples can then be used or stored and will not turn brown. It’s magic.
This trick allows you to prep your apple crisp ahead of time and not have to worry about the apples turning brown.
You can assemble the dessert the day before and just keep refrigerated until ready to bake. If you bake it chilled, allow a few more minutes to bake.
Check out more of my recipes for two:
- Dinner Rolls for Two
- Small Batch Orange Rolls
- Small Batch Brownies
- Lemon Bars for Two
- Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Small Batch Apple Crisp Recipe
Apple Crisp for Two
- 2 apples, granny smith peeled, cored and sliced or diced
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp butter cold
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Peel, core and cube apples
- Combine topping ingredients
- Add butter and mix until crumbly.
- Place apples into two small dishes or ramekins and sprinkle apples with sugar.
- Cover with crisp topping. I
- Bake for 20-30 minutes or until browned and apples are hot and bubbly.
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