One Bite And You Will FALL in Love With This Old Fashioned Dessert

I know this might seem like a little thing, but I love being able to make desserts in individual serving sizes. You k ow what makes adorable little desserts for you next get together of reunion? Apple crisp made in small individual servings, such as a ramekin, of a small wide mouth mason jar.

You can even bake your dessert in your mason jar and when completely cooled off, just screw a canning lid on. Ready to serve? Remove the lid and squirt with whipping cream.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your apron and ingredients and let’s bake something fabulous!


Caramel Pecan Apple Crisp


For the crumb topping:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter , diced into small chunks
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • For the Apple filling:
  • 3-4 large Granny Smith apples , peeled and sliced thin
  • 3 Tbsp butter , melted
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup caramel bits + 1 Tbsp water or your favorite homemade caramel sauce, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium size bowl combine the crumb topping ingredients with a fork or pastry blender until it resembles small crumbs. Refrigerate while you prepare the apple filling.
  3. For the Apple Filling
  4. In a small bowl, combine melted butter and flour until well blended. Add lemon juice, milk and vanilla and stir well. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Pour butter mixture over apples and toss to coat. Pour apple mixture into an 8×8-inch (or similar size) baking dish and spread into an even layer.
  5. Add caramel bits and water to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until the caramel bits are melted and smooth.
  6. Drizzle 1/4 cup of caramel over the apples.
  7. Sprinkle crumb topping evenly over the top.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and top is set. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes.
  9. Drizzle remaining caramel on top right before serving.

Quick Tip: If You want to make this without the caramel sauce, go right ahead, This would also be wonderful made with peaches!

Image and recipe courtesy of Lauren from Tastes Better From Scratch.

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