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Kitchen Scoop: Warm apple crisp makes great dessert for one

By Alicia Ross
Universal Uclick

Is it worth making dessert for one? I vote yes!

Easy Individual Apple Crisp can be eaten plain or straight out of the oven for a comforting, homey low-fat dessert. You can get fancy and celebrate by using the apple crisp as a fruit topping and add chocolate for panache. The most difficult thing about this recipe is peeling and slicing the apple.

Making it even quicker, I used two tablespoons of prepared granola for the topping. You can choose a brand from the store or make your own. (My two favorite granola recipes are on

Even if you’re feeding a crew, Easy Individual Apple Crisp makes good portion sense and looks beautiful, too. Just make each serving in a ramekin and bake on a baking sheet for even browning and ease.

I hope you enjoy!


1 sweet apple such as Gala, peeled and thinly sliced

1 tsp. butter, or more to taste

Pinch apple pie spice

2 tbsp. prepared granola

Ice cream, optional for serving

Chocolate sauce, optional for serving

Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 350 degrees.

Place the apple in a ramekin or other small ovenproof dish. Top with butter, spice blend and granola. Bake 20 minutes for crisp-tender apples or 30 minutes for soft apples. Serve warm over ice cream with chocolate sauce if desired.

Makes 1 serving.

Each serving without ice cream or chocolate sauce contains about 157 calories, 5.5 grams fat (2.7 grams saturated), 10 milligrams cholesterol, 1 gram protein, 28 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams dietary fiber, 8 milligrams sodium.

Alicia Ross is the co-author of three cookbooks. Contact her c/o Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106, email, or visit


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