By Alicia Ross
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 www.kitchenscoop.com.)
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!
EASY INDIVIDUAL APPLE CRISP
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.