Mini Apple Crisp in a Jar – Individual Mason Jar Dessert Recipe

November 6, 2019

Your favorite old fashioned apple crisp recipe is divided into individual jars to make for easy serving and storing. Mini apple crisps in a jar are easy to make and easy to clean up. Brown sugar and cinnamon add amazing flavor to baked apples and are topped with a crispy oat topping.

4 oz mason jars are filled with apple crisp filling and topped with crispy oat topping

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Mini Apple Crisp in a Jar Recipe

For this recipe you will need some special items.

4 oz canning jars – glass canning jars are oven safe, making them perfect for baking and then storing
Set of mixing bowls – this recipe contains 2 parts that will need to be prepped at the same time, so you will need multiple mixing bowls
Baking sheet – no, you’re not making cookies, but placing the mason jars on a baking sheet makes it easier to put them in and take them out of the oven

The Best Apples to Use for Baking

Believe it or not, certain apples are better for baking than others. Texture and sweetness has a lot to do with it. You want to use a combination of sweet and tart apples. Here are the best apples to use for apple crisp:

Sweet Apples

  1. Honey Crisp
  2. Rome Beauty
  3. Golden Delicious
  4. McIntosh

Tart Apples

  1. Granny Smith
  2. Jonathan
  3. Northern Spy

Copper bowl full of granny smith and honey crisp apples

Ingredients for Mini Apple Crisp in a Jar

For the apple filling:
12 medium apples 
½ C brown sugar
2 T flour
1 tsp cinnamon

For the crumble topping:
2 C old fashioned oats
1 C flour
1.5 C butter, room temperature
2 tsp cinnamon

Mini apple crisp in a mason jar dessert sitting on a wood table with a spoon scooping out some apple crisp

How to Make Mini Apple Crisp in a Jar

Prep the apples – wash, peel, core and cut them into uniformly sized pieces.

A bunch of peeled apples sitting on a wood table

Toss the apples with the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside to let the flavors start to blend together while you prep the crumble.

Cut up apples, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in a mixing bowl

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a separate bowl, combine the old fashioned oats, flour, butter, and cinnamon. Mix until the it will hold together in clumps. Depending on the oats, you may need to add a little more butter.

Old fashioned oats in a measuring spoon

Fill the jars almost to the top with the apple mixture and then carefully pile up the crumble on top, lightly pressing in and down if needed. The apples will reduce in size as they bake, allowing for the extra room inside the jars.

Filling mason jars with apple crisp filling

Place the jars on a baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and you can see the apples bubbling through the sides of the jars.

Let the mini apple crisps cool for about 10 minutes before enjoying.

Mini apple crisps in mason jars arranged on a baking sheet

Toppings for Mini Apple Crisp

This apple crisp tastes great all by itself, but you can add toppings to make it even better!

  • vanilla ice cream
  • honey
  • caramel syrup
  • whipped cream
  • cranberry sauce

How to Store Mini Apple Crisps in a Jar

After the apple crisp has cooled, twist on the lids or cover tightly with a plastic wrap. These store nicely in the fridge for about a week. I love the individual mason jars because you can always find room to store them in the fridge, versus using a huge 13×9 baking dish.

Mini apple crisps in mason jars arranged on a baking sheet

More Baked Apple Recipes

Brown Sugar Apple Waffles

Caramel Apple Galette Recipe

Mini Apple Crisp in a Jar

Mini Apple Crisp in a Jar

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Mini apple crisps in a jar are easy to make and easy to clean up. Brown sugar and cinnamon add amazing flavor to baked apples and are topped with a crispy oat topping.

Ingredients

For the Apple Crisp Filling:

For the Crumble Topping:

Instructions

  1. Prep the apples - wash, peel, core and cut them into uniformly sized pieces.
  2. Toss the apples with the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside to let the flavors start to blend together while you prep the crumble.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the old fashioned oats, flour, butter, and cinnamon. Mix until the it will hold together in clumps. Depending on the oats, you may need to add a little more butter.
  5. Fill the jars almost to the top with the apple mixture and then carefully pile up the crumble on top, lightly pressing in and down if needed. The apples will reduce in size as they bake, allowing for the extra room inside the jars.
  6. Place the jars on a baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and you can see the apples bubbling through the sides of the jars.
  7. Let the mini apple crisps cool for about 10 minutes before enjoying.

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Mini apple crisp in a mason jar on a wood table with a spoon scooping out some apple crisp

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