Wasn't sure if I could use a very firm pear, but it worked! I used the microwave method since it was so much quicker. This is a definite keeper recipe for extra fruit laying around. Thanks!
I made this morning for breakfast. Pretty fast and tasty. I did cook it in the oven as I wanted the kitchen to warm up. The apples were just soft enough but not mushy. I made this with a tart apple and that was a good thing as this was a bit sweet - it might be that I had previously cut up the apples and tossed them with brown sugar and cinnamon before I knew what I was going to do with them. It was also a bit juicy but I liked that. Thanks for a good breakie
I am hereby admitting to extreme doubt about this recipe. I figured a crisp in the microwave would be really watery. I am, however, pregnant and in need of quick single serving sweets so I tried it. I take it all back. This was perfect. I substituted white sugar for brown only because it was all I had and used a pear. The fruit was perfectly tender without being mushy and somehow, the top formed a nice crust on the top. This makes absolutely no sense to me but believe me, I will be eating without questioning for the next 5 months...and probably long after!
I used a Braeburn apple and this was divine. Like a crust-less apple pie, without all the work. I tried it successfully in both the oven and the microwave. I also used old fashioned oats instead of instant. It needed a tad more butter to make it syrupy. Great quick recipe. I can't wait to try it with pears.
Meh, okay, I didn't even finish it. But it probably my fault. I put old fashioned oats in instead (all I had) and thus, it didn't soak up the juice from the pear and so it wasn't exactly ideal. But that was because of me. I did the microwave, but use the oven if you have a proper bowl!!
Try this to cut big calories: Use splenda brown sugar blend instead of reg. brown sugar and use about 7-10 sprays of can't believe it's not butter spray instead of butter! I use the micro method for about 2-3 minutes as noted by another reviewer and add a tablespoon of fat free cool whip...really good!
I tried this last night and loved it so much, I made it this evening too! If you use ramekins, this recipe could make two servings and it's better with ice cream on top. I love that that this is so easy to make and it is easily expanded to make a whole pan of apple crisp. Just make sure to bake it longer if you do.
This is the single BEST dorm-room dessert out there! It's a decent portion size, low-cal, filling, and SO satisfying! I like just a little more topping, so I simply heap my measurements... Good work, I love this recipe:)***UPDATE*** Just made this again during finals week. It took just 5 minutes total to make ( I did mine in the microwave) I like to layer half the apples, half the topping, then the rest of the apple and put the remaining topping on top. Cooked for 2 minutes on high, then stirred and added the faintest sprinkling of salt. Cooked for another 30 seconds until apples were soft- turned out fantastic!
This was perfect for us! We needed something sweet for after dinner and I didn't want alot of sweets hanging around. I used 1 apple and followed recipe exactly. I think next time I will also put under broiler to crisp up the topping. Other than that, it was delicious. Thanks.
Quick and easy, as advertised--great on demand dessert. For me this is more like two portions. I used softened butter this time, but next time I'll melt it completely and I'll increase or double the topping. Might also broil at the end to add a little extra crunch to the top.