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It’s the beginning of spring, which means we’re about as far from apple season as it gets. But we’re not quite into peak season for other fruit yet either. Luckily, we’ve got a whole bunch of local Granny Smiths waiting and ready for just this time of year. And it’s their lucky day, to star in this super quick and easy weeknight apple crisp for two.

You know I’m passionate about properly classifying fruit bakes, so this is a traditional crisp. It’s made with oats mixed into the streusel topping for that extra crunch. I’ve always added bourbon to my apple bakes, but I got adventurous this time, adding a splash to the topping itself.

For the filling, I wanted this to be quick, so it’s chunks of apples. That means no cutting perfect slices! We’re tossing them up with the typical seasonings, with a major focus on the cinnamon and cloves. I always like the kick a bit of ginger adds to my apple dishes, so a pinch of that as well. If you’re not a fan, go ahead and leave it out.

I’m baking the crisp in adorable single-serving ramekins, but you can also use mini cast iron pans, a mini loaf pan, or any other small oven-safe dish. To serve, you can totally top with all the favorites: vanilla ice cream, homemade whipped cream. But I’m going with a dollop of sweetened Greek yogurt to use something a little healthier.

To make the sweetened yogurt: mix 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla into a standard 5.3 oz container of plain Greek yogurt. I save it in the fridge, and just use a little bit at a time to top my desserts!

Weeknight Apple Crisp for Two

This quick and easy apple crisp recipe is perfect for weeknight dessert or breakfast for two. Chunks of granny smiths are tossed with cinnamon and cloves, and topped with a bourbon and oat struesel. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 279kcal

Ingredients

Apple Filling

  • 1-2 Granny Smith Apples diced into half inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Cloves
  • pinch Ginger
  • pinch Nutmeg

Streusel Topping

  • 3 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Quick Oats
  • 1/2 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp Butter melted
  • 1 Tbsp Bourbon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Mix all the filling ingredients except the apples in a medium bowl until well-combined. Add the apple chunks, and toss until coated. 
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients for the topping (flour, sugar, oats, cinnamon). In a separate dish, mix the bourbon into the melted butter. Combine the wet and dry, and mix until combined.
  • Split the apples between two ramekins, and top evenly with the streusel. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the apples are tender and bubbling, and the topping is browned and dry.

Notes

  • If you're not a huge fan of cloves, you can drop that down to 1/8 tsp, or leave out completely. 
  • If you leave out the bourbon, your streusel may be a little drier. You can add a splash of vanilla extract. Or leave out the last Tbsp of flour, and then add slowly after mixing to achieve your desired texture.

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14 thoughts on “Weeknight Apple Crisp for Two

  1. GIRL! I am ready to make this myself. I immediately went into fall-mood looking through this recipe. But I knows it’s amazing at any time of year, especially with a little ice cream!

    1. Do it! There is nothing wrong with feeling a little fall-like all year, and ice cream makes it a perfect summer treat.

    1. I relate hard to your husband on this matter, which is why I try to make smaller portions like these sometimes!

  2. Oh yum! My husband and I have major sweet tooths and I’m always making way too much dessert. I need to try this recipe since it’s just for two.

    1. I know what you mean! I love baking and tend to always have leftover dessert around. Recipes for two are the perfect solution!

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