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If you can't find mascarpone cheese, use whipped cream cheese with a touch of sour cream mixed in to create the same flavor and consistency.

Individual Apple Crisps with Mascarpone Topping

  • Serving Size: Serves 4
  • Prep Time: Less than 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: Less than 60 Minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Course: Dessert
Ingredient Description:
For the fruit:
6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into thin slices

3/4 c. sugar

1/2 c. flour

For the crisp topping:
8 oz. hazelnuts, chopped

3/4 c. oatmeal

3/4 c. brown sugar

1 stick of butter, softened plus 1 Tbsp. for prepping pots

For the mascarpone topping:
6 oz. mascarpone cheese

2 Tbsp. honey

1 tsp. fresh lemon zest (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.

In a large bowl, combine all of the fruit ingredients and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine all of the crisp topping ingredients, making sure to completely incorporate the butter.

In another medium bowl, combine the mascarpone cheese, honey and lemon zest (optional) in a medium bowl.  Set aside.

Lightly butter the interior of 4 stainless soup pots.  Divide the fruit evenly among the four soup pots followed by the crisp topping. 

Place the 4 pots on a baking sheet in the middle of the preheated oven.  Bake until the crisp is bubbling around the rim of the pots and the top is a golden brown, about 30 - 40 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.  Evenly divide the mascarpone mixture on top of the warm apple crisps and serve.