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Crunchy Apple Bake

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Crunchy Apple Bake
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Crunchy Apple Bake

This quick and easy dessert is like an apple pie sans crust -- with a secret ingredient topping: Honey Nut Chex™ Mix!


apples, cored and diced
tbsp all-purpose flour
tbsp butter, quartered
cup Chex Mix™ sweet 'n salty honey nut snack mix, crushed


  • 1 Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • 2 In a small bowl, combine the apples and flour. Divide the mixture evenly among four ramekins. Top each one with butter and then drizzle with honey.
  • 3 Divide the crushed Chex Mix™ evenly among the ramekins, sprinkling it on top of the apples. Use it all.
  • 4 Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and slide into the oven. Cook for 10 minutes. Turn the baking sheet around and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  • 5 Let cool slightly before serving. These are fabulous served with vanilla ice cream.
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Crunchy Apple Bake

As prepared by S Caron,

We go through a lot of apples in my house. Second only to bananas, the kids, my husband and I snack on them, and love the sweet crunch. And then there is that old saying about “An apple a day … “ -- I swear I hear the words in my head every time I pick one up.

I digress. This isn’t about apples or old sayings. It’s about dessert. And when it comes to making a quick and easy dessert, those apples are a perfect starting point.

The question is what do you do with them? Apples are great in so many desserts from cakes to turnovers to tarts. You can mix ‘em up with spices like nutmeg, cinnamon or cardamom. Or you could toss in a little savory flavor (cheddar cheese sounds good!). Heck, you can even freeze apple sauce and get a fab granita.

But for this dessert, I looked to the pie world. Crunchy Apple Bake is like a miniature apple pie, sans the crust.  Instead of a lattice top or streusel, these little pots of apple goodness are topped with something fabulous: crushed Honey Nut Chex.

Apple Dessert with Crunchy Top

It lends a fabulous sweet and salty combination to the dish. I don’t know about you, but sweet and salty kind of elevate a dessert to heavenly status for me … How about you?

Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.
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