Apple Crisp For One Without Oats

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This recipe is one of my family’s favorites. Although I call it Apple Crisp For One Without Oats because it’s just easier. It has a wonderful warm flavor but only takes a few minutes to prepare! I love apple crisp for one, but I hate the secret ingredient that makes it taste so good — rolled oats! Well no more, my friends, no more. This is a recipe for apple crisp without oats, and it tastes just as good as the original without all the chunkyness.

The Easiest Apple Crisp Recipe

This is the easiest, best tasting Apple Crisp recipe! One apple baked in brown sugar, cinnamon and butter underneath an oat free, buttery topping. It’s the perfect size for a perfect dessert and can be ready in less than 30 minutes!

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An apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts, especially in the fall! It reminds me of an apple pie in a bowl with no crust to mess with.

This single serving apple crisp recipe is made without oats and has a buttery, sweet topping that tastes incredible.

Why This Recipe Works

  • This the perfect apple crisp recipe! The apples soften but aren’t mushy.
  • Apples are the highlight of this dish.
  • The buttery topping sinks into the apples as the apple crisp bakes and delivers a lovely cinnamon spiced sweetness with every bite.
  • This dessert is made with just 1 apple and is low in sugar.

How To Make This Recipe

  • This apple crisp recipe couldn’t be easier to make. Just slice one apple and put the pieces into a small oven safe baking dish. Mix in a little sugar and cinnamon.
  • Mix together the apple crisp topping ingredients and spoon the crumb mixture over the apples. Bake for 25 minutes or until the apples are soft.
  • Consider topping your apple crisp with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Expert Tips

  • If you would like to make a gluten-free apple crisp, use gluten-free flour or almond flour instead.
  • Add chopped walnuts or pecans to the topping for added crunch.
  • Feel free to substitute a pear for the apple and make a delicious pear crisp instead.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to peel the apple?

I peel the apple when I make an apple crisp, but you don’t have to.

What kind of apples work best for apple crisp?

Use the type of apple you prefer or have on hand. It is generally best to use a variety of apple that will hold its shape after baking and not turn too mushy. My personal preference is to use Honeycrisp, Gala, or Pink Lady apples.

WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS EASY APPLE CRISP RECIPE

  • It’s quick and all done in 35 minutes or less
  • Super easy recipe with just a few simple steps
  • Just a few, simple ingredients
  • Delicious and flavor packed with cinnamon sugar, a hint of ground nutmeg & slightly roasted coconut
  • Not too sweet thanks to the tart green apples balancing out the sugar

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE APPLE CRISP WITHOUT OATS

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INGREDIENT NOTES & SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Apples: I prefer a tart green and pretty firm apple for this apple crisp, like a Granny Smith apple
  • Sugar: you can swap part of the sugar for brown sugar
  • Salted butter: if using unsalted butter, add an extra pinch of salt
  • Salt: the amount included for this recipe just balances the sweetness & acidity, it doesn’t taste “salty”. If you like it saltier, add some extra salt.

HOW TO MAKE IT

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  1. Place sugarcinnamon and ground nutmeg in a small bowl
  2. Mix well
  3. Place the apple slices in a large bowl and top with the cinnamon sugar
  4. Mix well, and set aside for now
  1. In a large bowl, add flour, sugar and salt
  2. Mix well
  3. Add room temperature butter in small pieces
  4. Combine well using your hands, to create a crumbly dough
  1. Bring out a baking dish that’s about 10 inches (25 cm) across. Butter it all over with a small amount of butter.
  2. Place the cinnamon apple mixture in the bottom of the pie dish
  3. Top with the crumbly dough and the shredded coconut
  4. Bake at 400°F (200°C) for 20-25 minutes, until the dough is golden and the coconut is roasted
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TIPS & TRICKS

  • Use tart apples for the perfect balance of sweet and tart
  • Use firm apples for more texture in the finished apple crisp
  • Keep the peel on if you’re lazy
  • Cut the apples thin to allow them to cook through…
  • but don’t cut them too thin to maintain a bit of crisp
  • Make the cinnamon apples first to allow the apple juices to combine with the cinnamon sugar
  • Don’t worry if it turns out a bit darker than golden – the coconut goes dark quickly when roasting, but that’s where all the amazing coconut flavor is
  • Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 4 days
  • Freeze leftovers to keep them for up to 3 months

RECIPE FAQ

What is the difference between apple crisp and apple crumble?

Apple crisp and apple crumble are often used interchangeably. But one difference is that the crisp often has oats or nuts, while the crumble generally doesn’t. This recipe could therefore be considered either an Apple Crisp without Oats, an Apple Crumble or an Apple Crumble without Oats.

Why didn’t my apple crisp get crispy?

If your apple crisp isn’t crispy, you probably used too little butter. Add some more butter next time and make sure the dough is crumbly but still resembles a dough, it shouldn’t just look like flour with a little butter in it.

What are the best apples for making apple crisp?

What apples are best depends on the result you’re after. If you’re looking to balance out the sweetness a crisp green apple like Granny Smith is great, for more sweetness HoneycrispGolden Delicious or Gala apples are great.

If you want to have more texture in your finished apple crisp, use a firm type like Granny Smith.

You can also combine different types of apples for a deeper & more complex flavor.

Apple Crisp without Oats

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: North American

Diet: Vegetarian

Servings: 8

Calories: 303kcal

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 25 mins

Total time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

Apple Filling

  • ▢2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ▢4 tablespoon sugar
  • ▢½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ▢5 Granny Smith apples peeled, core removed, and sliced

Crisp

  • ▢1¼ cup flour
  • ▢3 tablespoon sugar
  • ▢⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ▢½ cup salted butter room temperature, in pieces + extra for buttering the pie dish
  • ▢½ cup shredded coconut

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven for 440°F (225°C).
  • Place the cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg for the apple filling in a small bowl and mix.2 teaspoon ground cinnamon,4 tablespoon sugar,½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Place the sliced apples in a large bowl and pour over the cinnamon sugar. Mix well, then set aside for now5 Granny Smith apples
  • In another bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt.1¼ cup flour,3 tablespoon sugar,⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Add the butter in pieces and mix well using your hands, until it forms a crumbly dough.½ cup salted butter
  • Bring out your pie dish and grease it with butter.½ cup salted butter
  • Place the apples in the bottom of the pie dish, and top with the crumble topping. Sprinkle with shredded coconut.½ cup shredded coconut
  • Bake in the middle of the oven at 440°F (225°C) for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.

Equipment needed for this recipe

  • ▢Pie dish*, about 10 inches (25 cm) across
  • ▢Measuring spoons*
  • ▢Chopping board*
  • ▢Kitchen knife*
  • ▢Measuring cups (metric or US)*
  • ▢Mixing bowls*

Notes

Ingredient notes & substitutions

  • Apples: I prefer a tart green and pretty firm apple for this apple crisp, like a Granny Smith apple
  • Sugar: you can swap part of the sugar for brown sugar
  • Salted butter: if using unsalted butter, add an extra pinch of salt
  • Salt: the amount included for this recipe just balances the sweetness & acidity, it doesn’t taste “salty”. If you like it saltier, add some extra salt.

Tips & tricks

  • Use tart apples for the perfect balance of sweet and tart
  • Use firm apples for more texture in the finished apple crisp
  • Keep the peel on if you’re lazy
  • Cut the apples thin to allow them to cook through…
  • but don’t cut them too thin to maintain a bit of crisp
  • Make the cinnamon apples first to allow the apple juices to combine with the cinnamon sugar
  • Don’t worry if it turns out a bit darker than golden – the coconut goes dark quickly when roasting, but that’s where all the amazing coconut flavor is
  • Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 4 days
  • Freeze leftovers to keep them for up to 3 months

Why didn’t my apple crisp get crispy?

If your apple crisp isn’t crispy, you probably used too little butter. Add some more butter next time and make sure the dough is crumbly but still resembles a dough, it shouldn’t just look like flour with a little butter in it.

Nutrition

Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 418IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

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