Time: 40 minutes Servings: 24 people
These bites are mini sweets for your mouth. A heavenly fusion between a soft apple pie and a crispy oatmeal cookie crust. You are free to either make your apple filling or buy a canned one and mix it with caramel topping. However, the homemade version is better! I recommend making it.
This recipe is for children and adults! You can even make it for a party that you are having soon. Everyone will love these mini sweets. It has a distinctive taste; the cinnamon with sweetened apples is quite tasty. Although it contains many ingredients, but it is easy and quick to make. All of the ingredients needed are easily available in all supermarkets. You might even have some of these ingredients at home. To make these apple crisp bites, you need a 24-cup mini muffin pan. This allows you to have as many apple crisp bites as possible in one time. What is also great about these bites is that they can be stored in the fridge or freezer for later use.
For the crust, you need:
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 cup of rolled oats
3/4 cup of brown sugar
12 Tablespoons softened butter
If you choose to make Apple Filling at home, here are the ingredients:
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 3-4 medium peeled apples, cored and diced in to 1/4-inch cubes
- 1/3 cup of brown sugar
- 3 Tablespoons of water
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
- 2 Tablespoons of water
PS: To decorate your bites, you can add Caramel topping (optional)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Oil your 24 cup mini-muffin tin.
In a medium size pan, melt butter. Then, add apples, spices, brown sugar and 3 Tablespoons of water. Cook over medium-high heat for 4-6 minutes or until apples are very slightly softened.
In a small dish combine cornstarch and 2 Tablespoons of water. Add to the pan while stirring and continue to cook until apples are tender, and filling is thickened, about 4-5 minutes. Sit aside for it to cool.
Combine flour, oats and brown sugar in a large bowl. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter until the mixture becomes rough.
Place a heaping tablespoon of the crust mixture into a mini muffin cup. Press along the bottom and sides to make a “cup”.
Place about 1 tablespoon of apple filling in the crust. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of the remaining crust mixture on the filling.
Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Use a knife or a spatula to loosen from pan to pop them right out.
Optional: Drizzle with caramel topping.
Some people might not want to use cornstarch in the filling, but because some apples can be juicier than others it’s better to use it to thicken the filling.