Miniature apple crumble

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If there is a food blog promise that I want to stick to, it’s that I won’t call miniature desserts “Single girl cake” or “Pie for one,” because, seriously, I’m not going to judge how much dessert you want to eat based on your relationship status. Any amount of pie is an individual portion if you believe, that’s what I always say.

That said, I’m seriously a sucker for anything in little ramekins. I think it’s because I like crust. But, I won’t tell if you want to make two and then eat them both, just saying.

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Miniature Apple Crumble

1 Granny Smith (or whatever’s convenient) apple
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp butter, melted
1/4 cup rolled oats
2 tbsp flour
2-3 tbsp brown sugar
a pinch of cinnamon
a pinch of salt
ice cream for serving (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. (I actually used a small toaster oven.) Lightly butter a ramekin, oven-safe mug, couple compartments of a cupcake tin, whatever you’ve got.

Dice the apple into small pieces and toss the apple pieces with 1 tsp of sugar or so, based on how sweet the apples are to start with. Place the apples into the ramekin. It’s okay if they overflow a little, since they’ll cook down.

Combine melted butter, rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.

Pile the crumble topping onto the apples.

Bake the crumble for 20 minutes or so, until the topping is browned and the apples are bubbling. You may want to place the ramekin on a baking sheet or something, if you’re like me and filled it… ambitiously, since it dripped off the side a little.

Serve with ice cream, if you’d like, and enjoy immediately.

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  1. I also dislike the term “pie for one” because, seriously, that’s not really enough pie for one person.

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