Apple Crisp for Two

Ain’t nobody got time for pie. It’s just the truth. You want something sweet, and you want it now. If you need to, you can double (or triple!) this recipe to feed the whole family. No matter what, you’ll keep coming back to this all-American classic.

Yield: 2 servings

Time: 35-40 minutes


  • 2-3 apples, cored and sliced

  • 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons melted butter, divided

  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons maple syrup, divided

  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, divided

  • 1/2 cup quick-cook oats (use certified gluten-free if desired or necessary)

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Place the apples in a skillet with an oven-safe handle in a single layer.

  3. Add two teaspoons butter, two teaspoons maple syrup, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon to the apples and stir.

  4. In a bowl, combine remaining butter, syrup, cinnamon, oats, and salt. Stir until the oats are sticky and coated.

  5. Spoon the oat mixture over the apples.

  6. Bake the apple crisp in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the apples are tender.

  7. Broil the crisp for two-three minutes for an extra-crispy top if desired. Serve.

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