i should be mopping the floor: Miniature Apple Crisps

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Miniature Apple Crisps

These Miniature Apple Crisps are all kinds of autumn...and totally bite-sized!

Miniature Apple Crisps | These bite-sizes versions of the classic fall dessert are less messy, but still packed with deliciousness.
I've mentioned this before, but at the end of the summer, I stumbled upon the Fall Baking Magazine from BHG. It was chocked full of fabulousness. The first recipe that caught my eye was the mini apple crisp bites. They looked so delicious and reminded me of my own Pear & Apple Crisp that I posted last year. I tweaked it to my own taste and thought it would be fun to share here...who wouldn't want bite-sized miniature apple crisps? They're a lot tidier than the traditional fruit crisp...but still pack loads of flavor. Check out the recipe below.

Miniature Apple Crisps | These bite-sizes versions of the classic fall dessert are less messy, but still packed with deliciousness.
These would be fantastic for a party with just finger foods. Just pop them in your mouth. But be forewarned...they're ridiculously addictive, y'all. Once you start, you can't stop, y'all.


Miniature Apple Crisps | These bite-sizes versions of the classic fall dessert are less messy, but still packed with deliciousness.

Miniature Apple Crisps

Ingredients:
2 large Granny Smith Apples, chopped
2 tablespoons apple juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup  packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice
1/2 cup butter, cut up 
1/4 + 2 tablespoons cup chopped pecans, divided.
ice cream
caramel ice cream sauce

Directions:
In a medium saucepan, combine chopped apples, apple juice, sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of the apple pie spice. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered until apples are tender. Remove from heat and set aside. 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 18 openings in a mini-muffin tin. 
In a food processor, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, apple pie spice, butter, and 1/4 cup pecans. Pulse a few times until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Place a heaping tablespoon of oats mixture into each prepared muffin cup. Press the mixture up the sides of the muffin tin, making sure there are no holes.
Add spoonfuls of apple filling into crust-lined cups. Sprinkle with remaining pecans.
Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. Cool in cups for ten minutes. Loosen edges with a butter knife and remove crisps from cups to cool on a wire rack. Top with mini scoops of ice cream and caramel ice cream sauce. 


Miniature Apple Crisps | These bite-sizes versions of the classic fall dessert are less messy, but still packed with deliciousness.
They're really delicious on their own. They have so much flavor and texture and all the right tastes of fall. But, add a little ice cream and caramel and they are over-the-top ridiculous, y'all! YUM.

Miniature Apple Crisps | These bite-sizes versions of the classic fall dessert are less messy, but still packed with deliciousness.
What's your favorite fall treat?





12 comments:

  1. Those look so good! I love that you made them in miniature form.

    Michelle F.

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  2. Looks amazing! I can't wait to make these when Kelsey & Joe are home <3 Great pic, well done my friend!

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  3. These look delicious. I love anything with apple in it and the miniature version is so fun for sharing!

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  4. These minis are great for snack time. Nice bite size.

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    1. Thank you, Onica! I haven't decided if the bite sizes are a good thing or a bad thing, ha! ;) "Just one more..."

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  5. These look delicious! I love anything that individual or bite sized!

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  6. You totally had me with the caramel over the top. Oh my goodness!

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