Oh herro, Shannon-sized apple crisps

My friend mentioned to me recently that most of my posts are about food. This is true. It is also true that I love food, so it makes sense that my life centers around it. Wait, did I say that out loud?

I always have such a hard time motivating myself to do work on Saturdays – hence blogging instead of homeworking. Friday nights too, for that matter. It’s something about how I work all week and so I want my day off, so I want to be useless on Saturdays – but then again, the less I do on the weekend, the more I have to do during the week. It’s a weird balance. My week has been pretty uneventful – quite a bit of homework (what else is new) and nothing much more than that. I did buy a really cute t-shirt yesterday from a friend of a friend – it says “herro?” on it in a speech bubble. Living in an extremely Asian city (and having Asian heritage) means I think it’s hilarious. All it needed was a smiley face and it would be me down to a T.

It was pouring rain yesterday and by the time I got home and had dinner I was exhausted. What I really wanted was dessert, but the terrible weather and lack of any energy on my part made me reluctant to venture outside. So I made do with what I had on hand.

I love individual sized things. Or maybe it’s because I think they’re cuter when they’re mini. I’ve decided to call these Shannon-sized apple crisps because .. well … they’re small, I’m small, you get the picture. They were really easy to make though with things you have in your cupboard. I made four – one for each of my family members – but they’d be great if you’re home alone and are really craving something warm, apple-y and droolworthy.

Individual Apple Crisp


  • 1 apple, peeled and sliced into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons quick cooking oats
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Place the apple in a small ramekin, or small serving bowl. Anything really you have on hand.
  3. Mix together the rest of the ingredients. I found it easier when the butter was soft. Sprinkle over the apple.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes, or until the apple is soft.

Yum. Best served with ice cream and eaten voraciously. I think next time I might toss the apples in a bit of brown sugar first before putting the topping on to make them a bit sweeter.



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