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Mini Apple Crisp – Delicious Individual Servings

Learn how to make this easy and quick Mini Apple Crisp at home with pro-level taste. You’ll be amazed how a simple recipe can yield such fantastic flavor. Made with easily available ingredients, this recipe can be made by anyone! 

You must have heard that saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This Mini Apple Crisp is a healthy (semi) snack or dessert that you can prepare with minimal effort. With apples, it has oats which further adds to the health aspect of this individual serving of apple crisp. 

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We are a huge fan of quick desserts or snacks that can be prepared easily, even if we crave them in the middle of the night. Who would like to spend hours in the kitchen at night when they crave something sweet at night? Obviously, no one!

This recipe will be your saver from the kitchen effort and lets you enjoy a quick and delicious dessert or snack. 

Want more quick and easy dessert recipes? Try our Easy Low Carb No Bake Cheesecake that can be prepared in no time but tastes heavenly good. Or another crisp- this Peach Crisp recipe.

Two jars, apples and cinnamon sticks.

🍎 Why You’ll Love Mini Apple Crisp 

  • Individual desserts are the perfect size for a small dinner party or get together.
  • Pantry staple ingredients only for the perfect fall dessert
  • It’s egg-free, making it perfect if you’re vegan or avoiding eggs for any reason. 
  • Bakes for 15 minutes- super fast, especially compared to traditional apple crisp!
  • Kids and adults love this delicious apple dessert that’s perfect for when you need to satisfy a sweet tooth with a sweet treat

You can enjoy mini apple crisp immediately when it’s out of the oven, just let it cool down a few minutes so you don’t burn your tongue. If you want more recipes that you can enjoy without waiting, then check out our S’mores Popcorn!

Ingredients Needed

Ensure you have the following ingredients in your kitchen before starting this mini apple crisps recipe.

Check out the recipe card below for detailed information about the quantity of ingredients.  


  • apples 
  • brown sugar 
  • flour 
  • ground cinnamon 


  • oats 
  • butter 
  • flour 
  • ground cinnamon
Ingredients that you need to make apple crisp.

Tools Needed

Mason Jars 

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Spoons for mixing

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Mixing bowl

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Measuring cups and spoons

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How to Make Mini Apple Crisp

You won’t find a crisp recipe easier than this one. All you have to do is cut, mix and bake. Follow the easy steps below to make perfect mini apple crisp: 

  1. First, dice the apples into small pieces.
  2. Now mix apples with sugar, and add flour and cinnamon to create an apple mixture. Stir well. 
  3. Transfer apple filling mixture to mason jars and press the mixture down. 
  4. Combine the oat crumble mixture to make coarse crumbs to add to the top.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes at 375F (190C). 
  6. Serve and enjoy! 
In process images of how to make a mini apple crisp dessert.

Helpful Tips 

Don’t want to compromise on the flavor and texture of this easy dessert recipe? Then follow these tips and tricks to make the best mini apple crisp: 

  • Allow the topping to rest in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes. This way it will stick better to the apples, and your crisp will be more crispy. 
  • You can use apples without peeling, too, but for the best flavor, it’s recommended to peel your apples for apple crisp. 
  • The taste of sugar is more prominent when you have warm food. So, if you plan not to chill your apple crisp and enjoy it hot, add less sugar to balance the sweet flavor of the crisp. 
  • If you make it ahead of time, make sure to store it properly to preserve the flavor and keep it fresh till your serve. 
Mini apple crisp in a jar.

Recipe Variations 

Recipe variations will help you enjoy apple crisp if you don’t have any ingredients used in the recipe by substituting them with another. Here are the possible variations that will make flavorful apple crisp: 

Add ice cream- There’s nothing like a hot apple crumble crisp with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream with a drizzle of caramel sauce!

Add nuts to the topping – If you enjoy nuts in your individual apple crisps, you can add them to your apple crisp crumble topping too. Pecans and walnuts are perfect, but you can use any nuts. 

Add any fruit – It’s easy to customize this crisp recipe using any fruit. So, if you don’t like apples, no worries, make it using other fruits such as apples or pears. You can also mix fruits, apples and pears, apples or peaches or pears or peaches. Just peel and slice them like apples before adding them to the crisp. 

Swap the oats out- Instead of oats from the crumb topping, try using graham cracker crumbs.

Add a drizzle- add a little bit of caramel sauce or maple syrup to sweeten this single serving apple crisp dessert up.


Why is my apple crisp topping not crispy? 

If you don’t add topping ingredients in the amount the recipe says, your apple crisp topping will not be crispy. So, it’s important to read the recipe card carefully to make sure you add the correct amount of all the ingredients. Another reason for your crisp topping not being crispy is that you add a thin layer, which might fall off while baking and doesn’t crisp properly. 

A close up shot of a spoonful of apple crisp.

What apple works best for apple crisp? 

Tart and crisp tender apples work the best for apple crisp. To get the best results, we recommend adding granny smith and honey crisp medium apples.

If you don’t want to spend a lot for a late-night craving, use granny smith apples to make your apple crisp. Honeycrisp apples make better apple crisp but are expensive. 

But, really any fresh apples will work, you can also use Golden Delicious apples for this sweet dessert. Just make sure whatever chopped apples you choose to use that they’re firmer apples to start with so they don’t get too mushy.

Why is my apple crisp so liquidy?

When apples are added in cubes, they will release juice that will make the apple crisp liquidy. To avoid this, flour is added to the recipe. If you don’t add the recommended amount of flour, your classic fall dessert will be runny. 

How to Store

Any leftover dessert should be stored in an airtight container or mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

Spoon with a bite of apple crisp in a jar.

Other Delicious Apple Recipes 

Want some more delicious and easy snack recipes? You must try these to enjoy a taste that you’ll love!

Two jars full of apple crisp dessert.

Mini Apple Crisp

Mason Jar Recipe
Enjoy the delicious Mini Apple Crisp dessert- the perfect individual serving size! Made using a fresh homemade apple pie filling and oats!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving



  • 1- 2 Apples
  • ½ cup Brown sugar
  • Tablespoons Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon


  • 2 cups oats
  • 3 ½ Tablespoons Flour
  • Tablespoons Butter
  • teaspoons cinnamon


  • First, dice the apples into small pieces.
  • Now mix apples with sugar, and add flour and cinnamon to create an apple mixture. Stir well.
  • Transfer apple filling mixture to mason jars and press the mixture down.
  • Combine the oat crumble mixture to make coarse crumbs to add to the top.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 375F (190C).
  • Serve and enjoy!
Keyword Mini Apple Crisp
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