Mini Honey Almond Apple Crisps

These apples are supposed to be my afternoon snacks but instead all but one of them wanted to be made into yummy little apple crisps!

Today, while reading one of the blogs I follow, called A Couple Cooks, I ran across a recipe for Honey Almond Apple Crisps in Jars. The recipe had no sugar (honey instead), very little butter (compared to a lot of recipes for crisps) and an interesting addition…grated ginger.

I didn’t have any little jars but I had everything else. My plan was to bake it together in a small baking dish…but then I ended up in Target this afternoon and found these cute ramekins that were available in fall colors like red, orange and green and they were only $2.50 for 2! Score!

The recipe fit exactly into my new green ramekins!

I dug in with a glass of cold skim milk on the side. I couldn’t eat it all and I think the rest will be really good for breakfast in the morning 🙂

Randolph wants some too!

Mini Honey Almond Apple Crisps

From A Couple Cooks

  • 4 apples (about 4½ cups)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • ½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup oats
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • ⅓ cup whole wheat flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted or very soft
  • 4 small canning jars (or ramekins!)

Method

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Peel, core, and slice the apples into small pieces. Peel the ginger; mince or grate 1 tablespoon. In a large saute pan, mix together apples, ginger, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and a pinch of kosher salt. Stir in ½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar and ⅓ cup honey. Saute until softened, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine ¾ cup oats, ¼ cup slivered almonds, ⅓ cup whole wheat flour, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt, ¼ cup honey, 2 tablespoons softened butter.
  • Divide the fruit mixture into 4 half-pint wide mouth canning jars or ramekins. Spread the crumble over each jar, pressing down on the crumbs to ensure that none are above the mouth of the jar.
  • Place the jars/ramekins on a baking sheet and bake 15 minutes until top is brown. Cool for 10 minutes and enjoy.
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