I was at TJ Maxx the other evening with Laura, when I fell in love with a little seven inch rectangle baking dish. It was a cheerful green thing made by Le Creuset and I carried it around the store with me for quite some time wondering how I could justify purchasing it. It was only $6.99, but I was feeling frugal and hesitant about the whole thing until Laura said, “you wouldn’t use it to make yourself your own little personal apple crisp? Or a little miniture casserole or something?” And remembering my new need to find exciting ways to cook for one, I paid my $6.99 and the dish was mine. It turns out that an apple crisp baked in it actually served two… but maybe if I was feeling very hungry I could have eaten the whole thing by myself.
Single (or Double) Serving Apple Crisp
for the filling:
2 apples, peeled and chopped into bite size pieces
juice of one small lemon
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbs. brown sugar
for the topping:
3 Tbs. butter, melted
1/3 cup flour (Gluten Free Mix or wheat flour, depending on your needs)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup rolled oats
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Put the chopped apples in the baking dish.
In a small bowl, mix together lemon juice, cinnamon, and brown sugar, then pour evenly over the apples.
In the same small bowl, mix together melted butter, flour, brown sugar, and oats- you should be able to pinch the mixture easily into balls with your hands.
Using your hands, crumble the topping over the apples.
Bake until golden and crispy on the top, about 30 min.