Apple Crisp

Jan 9, 2012 by

For those that don’t know me, I have a deep love for my family. I suppose it only gets magnified knowing that I’m so far away from them. But it warms my heart whenever we do get a chance to talk and catch up with each other. I’m always so happy to help with any recipes or techniques should they inquire. Recently, my cousin called me with a question that was so simple, but somehow I didn’t have an answer for her. She had an apple and wanted to know if I had any recipes for a single apple. I looked for recipes for a while just to satisfy that desire to have a recipe for a single apple :-) Although I did not find exactly what I was looking for, I played around with the basic concept of apple crisp and came up with my own version. I did it quite a few times until my husband and I agreed that we had arrived at something special. So thanks to Kim, I’m able to share this recipe today.

I wanted to keep the ingredients as simple as possible and good for you too.


Royal Gala Apple



Whole Grain Oats


Apple Crisp Ingredients


Apple Crisp
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Lyn of The Lovely Pantry
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: 1
A simple recipe for Apple Crisp
  • Apple Filling:
  • 1 Apple – Royal Gala (or a firm apple like Granny Smith)
  • 1 Tbsp Agave Nectar
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp Flour
  • Butter for greasing oven-proof bowl
  • Oats Topping:
  • 2 Tbsp Butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 4 Tbsp Whole Oats
  1. Peel the apple and cut into small chunks.
  2. Use butter and grease a small oven proof bowl (I used a16oz bowl, 5inches in diameter)
  3. In a separate bowl, mix apple, agave nectar, lemon juice and flour so that apple is fully coated
  4. Empty coated apple into prepared oven proof bowl
  5. In a small bowl, add softened butter, flour, sugar, cinnamon and oats
  6. Combine using a fork and then crumble with your fingers until all the ingredients are combined
  7. Spread oats mixture on top of the apple in the prepared bowl
  8. Bake in a 375F oven until nicely browned on top, about 25 minutes
  9. Remove from oven and allow to rest for about 10 minutes
  10. Enjoy by itself or with traditional vanilla ice-cream


Apple Filling with agave nectar, lemon juice and flour


For some reason, Brown Sugar and Cinnamon look so beautiful together…


Brown Sugar and Cinnamon


Ingredients for the Topping


Ready for the oven


The result is a very clean and lean Apple Crisp that I’ve enjoyed many times. Thanks, Kim!


Kim's Apple Crisp


Apple Crisp



Have a great week everyone!



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  1. Em

    Oooh, that looks beautiful. Your images are so crisp and clean..very nice post.

  2. Happy New Year Lyn!!! I hope I can still say that… I know it’s already 10th! =P I have been meaning to make apple crisp but haven’t had a chance yet. Your recipe is very clear and easy to understand and I’d love to try. I’ve never bought oats before. It’s going to be fun shopping something new. :-)

    • Happy New Year, Nami! So nice to see you :-) Go ahead and try it ~ I’d love to see your spin on it! Oats are so good for you and can be used in so many ways. Have fun shopping! Let me know when you buy and how you like it :-) Yaaay!

  3. Kim

    You know I HAVE to try this! I’m sure it will be awesome. Everything looks ridiculously delicious. I will never look at a ripe apple the same again. Thanks Lyn.

  4. New follower, found you through Food Bloggers of Canada. I see you are also a foodbuzz gal so will have to look you up there. This crisp recipe is divine. Your photos are simply stunning. So glad I found you.

    • Thank you, Kim Bee! Yes, find me on FoodBuzz! Facebook! Twitter! LOL! I receive your compliments with gratitude. I love meeting new foodies. Please say hello anytime :-) Yay! P.S. Your sense of humour is so wonderful. Visited your website :-)

  5. I bet this would be really nice for breakfast!

  6. This looks sooo easy. Can I challenge you to a 1 banana only recipe? Could I make a banana crisp?? Love it!

    • I don’t know how a banana crisp would come out! lol sounds kinda mushy :-) But I think I have a recipe somewhere up my sleeve that calls for a single banana… hmmm… :-)

  7. This looks absolutely lovely. I just adore apple crisp on any day of the week. It’s definitely my go to comfort food!

  8. I would love to try this recipe. I recently got some ramekins and I think they would work to make something like this. I can just imagine devouring this warm out of the oven with a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum! I just found your blog, and your pictures and recipes look great :)

    • Go ahead and try it Courtney! I’m with you and the vanilla ice-cream. I may treat myself to it very soon. Thanks so much for your lovely comment (all smiles here) and I look forward to seeing you again soon 😀