Food Stamp Challenge: Week 3, Mini Apple Crisps

Almost every night Stella and I say over and over again – I want something or my stomach is hungry.  Not that we had dessert every night before the challenge, but we did indulge a couple of times a week.  To have something sweet at the end of the day after a good meal is very satisfying.  Dessert is one thing both of us miss, even though I am the sweet tooth in the house – I think Stella misses it more than me.  Our snow ice cream was good, but I really wanted something warm and comforting with the cold weather and the snow outside.

Looking at what we had in the house – I had some apples, a handful of raisins, some oats, butter, a little bit of sugar left and some brown sugar, flour and cinnamon – light bulb! I decided I would make mini apple crisps.  Using individual ramekins we could get 4 desserts, 2 for each of us.

Individual Apple Crisp

Challenge apple crisp done


2 – 3 Apples, peeled or unpeeled, cut up
Handful of Raisins
1 – 2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 cup Oats, not quick
1/4 cup Flour
1/2 cup Brown sugar
2 Tbl Hemp seeds (optional)
3 Tbl Butter, cold

1.Preheat the oven to 350.

2. Cut up the apples and fill the ramekins, half to 3/4 full. Sprinkle some raisins into each one.

Challenge apple crisp apples

3. In a glass bowl, mix together the oats, cinnamon, brown sugar, hemp seed, flour.

Challenge apple crisp topping dry

4. Cut the butter and put in the bowl with oats.  Using your hands, mix and crumble the butter into the mixture.  You want it to look crumbly.

Challenge apple crisp butter

5. Sprinkle on top of the apples and bake for 20 minutes.

Challenge apple crisp ready for oven

I just love the way baked apples make the house smell!


My goofy girl - she gave it a thumbs up!

My goofy girl – she gave it a thumbs up!

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3 Responses to Food Stamp Challenge: Week 3, Mini Apple Crisps

  1. Jo says:

    I love apple crisp and this looks delicious as seen on Stella’s face!

  2. Candace says:

    Such a yummy recipe and I really like that you can make it in small serving dishes. Way to go!!

  3. deborah says:

    I associate apple crisp with my mom, who made it for us so often when I was young. I never got her exact recipe but this one sounds yummy and will make me think of her when I smell it, so thank you!

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