Valentine's Day is quickly approaching. I've been thinking about what to plan for dinner and what I keep coming up with is a small cheese plate, delicious steak, potatoes, a winter salad, dessert, and champagne. In theory this is a great idea. However, we've been eating healthier and this sounds like a high calorie meal, especially with dessert.
In hopes of cutting some of the calories I started looking at ways to make this dinner leaner. The first thing I did was switch my thoughts about a ribeye to a filet. It's much leaner. Then I started looking at dessert. Every dessert I looked at was filled with calories.
I finally started thinking of desserts with fruit. One of my favorites is apple crisp and it is so delicious with a nice glass of wine. I figured it would be awesome with champagne as well.
Since apple crisp usually comes in a big pan and we could probably eat the entire pan, I decided to make apple crisp for 2. I took out 2 large ramekins. I could have gone with smaller ones but the 6 oz. ones were perfect for Valentine's Day.
I made just enough to go into the ramekins and then baked them until the topping was golden brown. They smelled amazing! When I took them out I opted for whipped cream on top instead of ice cream because it tastes almost as good and it's way less calories.
This was the perfect way to end our special dinner for 2. The apple crisp went well with the champagne. There was enough that it satisfied our craving for sweets but didn't kill our healthy eating. Definitely give this a try for Valentine's Day or any other time you're making dessert for 2!
- 1 apple, diced
- 1 pear, diced
- 2 T. boiled apple cider
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 1 T. flour
- 1½ T. unsalted butter, broken into small pieces
- 3 T. flour
- ¼ c. oats
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 1 t. sea salt
- Whipped cream
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a medium bowl toss the apple, pear, boiled apple cider, cinnamon, and flour. Divide the mixture between two 6 ounce ramekins.
- In a small bowl combine the butter, flour, oats, cinnamon, and salt. Use your fingers to mash the butter into the other ingredients to form a crumble. Sprinkle it over top of the apple pear mixture in the ramekins.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the crumble begins to brown.
- Remove from oven and serve with whipped cream if desired.