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!

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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.

How To Make An Apple Crisp

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.

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Apple Crisp Topping

For the apple crisp topping, I use a little brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter and scatter it over the top of the diced apples.

Pro Tip: If you would like to make an gluten free apple crisp, use gluten free flour or almond flour instead.

The buttery topping sinks into the apples as the apple crisp bakes and delivers a lovely cinnamon spiced sweetness with every bite.

The apple crisp bakes in the oven for 25 minutes. This simple treat is perfect for dessert, a midnight snack or even breakfast.

Technically, this apple crisp should contain oats. After all, oats are one of the key ingredients in an apple crisp. Perhaps this recipe should be called a crumble? Either way, it’s heavenly – especially with a spoonful of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Other Single Serving and Small Batch Apple Recipes

Apple Pie For One

Apple Muffin For One

Apple Cinnamon Scones

Apple Granola

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Easy Apple Crisp Recipe For One

Apple Crisp For One | One Dish Kitchen

Apple Crisp For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
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Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: apple
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 311kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 apple , peeled, cored and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
  • Place the diced apples in a small ramekin or other oven-safe dish. Stir in the sugar and the cinnamon.


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter. Cut the butter into a few pieces and toss them into the dry ingredients. Using your fingers or a fork, work the butter into the dry ingredients until heavy crumbs are formed.
  • Spoon the crumb mixture over the apples.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until apples are soft.


You could substitute pears in the recipe for a lovely pear crisp.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 8.4mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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12 thoughts on “The Easiest Apple Crisp Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    I tried it and it’s really really good and super simple. Apples were soft and juicy and the topping was sweet and a bit crunchy. Just don’t put it on top oven rack cuz my topping browned just a little to much. It was still divine though!!

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