A mini apple crisp is the quintessential autumn treat. What could be more comforting than a warm homemade dessert of creamy cinnamon apples straight from the oven, crowned with a generous dollop of homemade whipped cream or a dollop of ice cream. This scrumptious crisp is a balance of sweet and tangy flavor. A breeze to prepare, from prep to spoon in about 30 minutes. With simple ingredients this dessert is a comfort food delight!

Apple Crisp topped with whipped cream in a scalloped mini pie dish.

As the self proclaimed queen of comfort food for one, I think you might also enjoy this homemade pumpkin pie for one or a holiday favorite,my mini cherry pie. If your looking for something a little creamier then my classic mini banana cream pie is for you!

✔ Main Ingredients Notes

Whole green apples,butter, flour, sugar, rolled oats and cinnamon in small clear bowls.
  • Apples: I like to use granny smith because I love a tart apple, however you can use whichever apple you like best. Microwaving the diced apples for a minute or soft will give you nice creamy apple. If you want a crispier apple skip the microwave step.
  • Rolled Oats: Old fashioned or quick cook can be used.

Recipe Directions For Mini Apple Crisp

(Note: please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post for the complete written instructions.)

Prep Step: Start by preheating the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.

Small pie dish filled with diced apples and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.

Step One: Slice the apple and place in a small pie dish. Sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon, stir and set aside.

Rolled oats, butter, and flour mixed together in bowl.

Step Two: In separate bowl mix together the soft butter,oats, and flour. Mix with a fork until crumbly.

Step Three: Sprinkle the crumble topping over the apples.

Unbaked apple crisp on small baking sheet.

Step Four: Place pie dish in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Apple Crisp in a scalloped mini pie dish.

Serving Suggestions

  • A dollop of homemade whipped cream, or store bought.
  • Caramel ice cream or classic vanilla.
  • Its also great all by itself.

Tips & Tricks

  • The apples will cook down, so its okay to fill up the bowl. Don’t overfill you will be serving with ice cream.
  • For a creamier apple, place apples in a microwave safe dish and microwave for a minute or two before baking. Don’t use a metal dish in the microwave.
  • You can add in a berries or additional flavors.

How to Store Leftovers

Leftovers? I highly doubt it because every bite will have you wanting another! But if you have better willpower than I, then, then cover the crisp with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to 2 days. Its great cold but you can also zap in the microwave for a few seconds to warm it up. If microwaving make sure your dish is microwave safe.

?Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best apples to use for apple crisp?

Tart and firm apples like Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Braeburn are ideal. They hold their shape well and provide a nice balance to the sweet topping.

Can I use old-fashioned oats instead of quick oats?

Yes, old-fashioned oats provide a chewier and more textured topping compared to quick oats, but both can be used.

Can I make apple crisp ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the filling and the topping separately, store them in the fridge, and assemble right before baking. Alternatively, you can bake the crisp and reheat it when ready to serve.

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Mini Apple Crisp

A classic Moms apple crisp made smaller. Soft cinnamon apples and a oat topping make this the perfect dessert. Ready in about 30 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert for One
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 22 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 27 minutes
Servings: 1 (4-inch) pie
Calories: 317kcal
Author:Sydney Dawes


Apple Filling

  • cup granny smith apple peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 pinch cinnamon adjust to your taste
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats


  • Heat oven to 350°F. In a small baking dish combine the apples, sugar, cinnamon. Toss to coat the apples. Set aside while you prepare the topping
  • In a small bowl mix together the flour, butter and oats. Use a fork to mix until crumbly.
  • Sprinkle the crumbled oats topping over the apples.
  • Place the pie dish in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until the top is a golden brown and apples are soft.


    • The apples will cook down, so its okay to fill up the pie dish. However, don’t overfill if you will be serving with ice cream. you don’t want the ice cream melting and dripping over the sides of the dish.
    • For a creamier apple, place apples in a microwave safe dish and microwave for a minute or two before baking. Don’t use a metal dish in the microwave.
    • You can add in berries or additional flavors such as raisins or currants which are a nice touch.


Serving: 1pie | Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 93mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 32g
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