Apple Crisp Bites: A Miniature Dessert Delight

Dive into the cozy flavors of fall with these Apple Crisp Bites, featuring a buttery oatmeal cookie crust and a warmly spiced apple filling. These bite-sized treats encapsulate the essence of apple crisp in a format that’s perfect for sharing and snacking. Whether you opt for the homemade apple filling or the convenience of canned apple pie filling, these crisp bites are sure to be a hit. Add a drizzle of caramel topping for an extra touch of decadence. Here’s how to make them.


Oatmeal Cookie Crust:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 12 tablespoons butter, softened

For the Homemade Apple Filling Option:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3-4 medium apples, peeled, cored, and diced into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
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For the Canned Apple Filling Option:

  • 1 can apple pie filling


  • Caramel topping for drizzling


  1. Prep the Crust:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, and softened butter. Mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    • Press the mixture into the bottom of a greased mini muffin tin, forming a small well in the center of each to hold the apple filling.
  2. Make the Homemade Apple Filling (if using):
    • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the diced apples, brown sugar, 3 tablespoons water, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cook until the apples are just tender.
    • Mix cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water to make a slurry. Stir this into the apple mixture and cook until thickened. Remove from heat.
  3. Assemble the Bites:
    • Spoon the apple filling into the wells of the oatmeal crust in the mini muffin tin. If using canned apple pie filling, spoon the filling directly from the can into the crusts.
  4. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges of the oatmeal crust are golden brown. Let the apple crisp bites cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing them.
  5. Serve:
    • Once cooled, drizzle with caramel topping if desired. Serve these Apple Crisp Bites as a delightful dessert that brings the classic flavors of apple crisp to your fingertips.

These Apple Crisp Bites are the perfect way to enjoy the taste of homemade apple crisp in a fun, bite-sized format. They’re ideal for fall gatherings, holiday dessert tables, or anytime you crave a touch of sweetness and the comforting taste of spiced apples.