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!

Apple crisp in a ramekin topped with whipped cream and dusted with cinnamon

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.

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How To Make An Apple Crisp

This apple crisp recipe couldn’t be easier to make.

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions


  • 1 apple 
  • sugar
  • cinnamon

Just slice one apple and put the pieces into a small oven safe baking dish. Mix in a little sugar and cinnamon.

Overhead view of apple crisp in a ramekin topped with whipped cream and dusted with cinnamon placed on a red and white cloth napkin on a metal tray with a plate of apples and a spoon

Apple Crisp Topping


  • brown sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • cinnamon
  • butter

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.

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Apple Crisp with whipped cream on top served in a white ramekin

Apple Crisp For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
0 minutes
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. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

    I think these desserts for one are so smart! If you need a little treat, but don’t want the temptation of an entire dish this is perfect!

  2. Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife

    This looks great! It’s perfect when you have a sweet tooth, but don’t want a huge production in the kitchen.

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