Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Rachel Original {Wednesday Wins}

Are you on Pinterest?  I am... and I'm addicted!  Right now, my current fascination is with all of the single serving "mug" foods there are.  For a two person household, single serving desserts can be a life saver.  We can never eat a whole cake, and an entire batch of cookies is just suicide.  So, I end up giving a lot of food away.  But sometimes, I just want a little something sweet, and I don't want to spend the entire night in the kitchen making a huge batch of cookies that I don't have anywhere to take.  So, I've been trying out some of these recipes.

And after finding this apple crisp recipe, I had the idea to make a recipe of my own!  So, I used several different recipes for inspiration, including the apple crisp, my grandmother's homemade biscuits, and a Better Homes and Gardens cobbler recipe to come up with my very own single serving apple cobbler!  Yummy!!!

I don't want to sound like I'm full of myself or anything, but I was really happy with how it turned out!  It's always a cool moment when you stand in the kitchen, tasting something you made up yourself and finding out that it doesn't suck.  (It's also a relief to know that you didn't just waste all that time and all the ingredients!)

So here's the recipe!

Single Serving Apple Cobbler

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • scant 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 drops vanilla extract
  • heaping 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 small apple (I used half of a HUGE Fuji apple, my favorite)
  • 1/2 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • heaping 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Chop the apple into small pieces and then toss in 1/2 tablespoon flour, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon to coat.  Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all remaining ingredients except butter and milk.  
  3. Then cut in butter using a fork until the mixture is nice and crumbly; if it's still too dry, add a little more butter.
  4. Then add the 1/2 tablespoon milk and stir until everything is moist.  The mixture should stick together so you could form a biscuit out of it.
  5. Place the apple mixture in a mug or ramekin.  Break the dough into small crumbles and place on top of the apple mixture.  (If you're using a tall, skinny mug, you might want to layer everything so you don't have a really thick layer of biscuit on top.  I don't know how this would work though because I made mine in a ramekin.)  I then sprinkled a little more cinnamon and sugar on top to make it prettier.
  6. Microwave on high for about 70-90 seconds.  Let cool for a few minutes before eating; the apple will be hot like molten lava!  Also, this would go really well with some vanilla ice cream melting on top!  Yummy!
I hope you enjoy it!


  1. This sounds so good. I’d love it if you would bring this over to my Saturday Spotlight party to share. Hope to see you there!

    Angels Homestead

  2. Mmmmm this looks yummy! :) I love those single serving things too!! Never thought to try it with apple cobbler! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!