November 13, 2012
Mini apple crisp cups make a yummy-one bite fall treat, fills your home with the smell of sweet cinnamon apples!
3 large McIntosh apples—peeled, cored and chopped
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp. white sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, or to taste
2 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 c rolled oats
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg (optional)
1 1/2 c brown sugar
1 1/2 c butter
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease 4 12-cup mini-muffin tins.
2. Mix apples, water, white sugar, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon together in saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Simmer until apples are partially cooked, about 5 minutes and remove from heat.
3. Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl; cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Place a heaping tablespoon of the crust mixture into a mini muffin cup so that it covers the bottom and pushes up the sides of the cup. Make the crust go all the way to the top of the little muffin cup, and patch any holes with more crust mixture. There will be crust mixture left over. Place about 2 teaspoons of apple filling in the crust. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of the remaining crust mixture over the filling.
4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.
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