This Apple Crisp Cookie Cup tastes like fall as it’s made with hints of cinnamon, warm autumn apples, and topped with graham crackers crumbles.
Fall is one of my favorite seasons — though it is often bittersweet. Fall is a time for change; the summer green turns to shades of red, orange and yellow, the leaves begin to fall, the air gets a little crisper, and weekends once spent frolicking in the ocean are spent indoors watching football. I love summer (I live in San Diego after all 😉 ), but fall holds a special place in my heart. It motivates me to make take chances and make changes in my life.
Step 1: Prepare Your Foundation
This fall, I’m taking a huge leap of faith and leaving my stable marketing job that I’ve worked at for nearly 3.5 years to work for a tech startup. I am filled with a roller coaster of emotions including excitement, anxiety, anxiousness, thrill, confidence, concern, and apprehension. (Just be happy you’re not my significant other right now who has to deal with me!) One thing that I feel has started to reassure my decision is the book You Are a Badass* by Jen Sincero. I couldn’t have started this book at a better time in my life and I highly recommend that everyone reads it! I’m about half way done, but each night I feel more in tune and confident in my decision, knowing that I have the foundation to create this change and follow my dreams.
If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse. ~Jen Sincero
Step 2: Warm Up to the Idea
My decision to take this leap was not easy. I was and still am worried about what people will think, the friends I’m leaving behind, my clients, and the list goes on and on. But then I remember that:
You are responsible for what you say and do. You are not responsible for whether or not people freak out about it.
So far, everyone has been fully supportive and happy for me — which is a huge weight off my shoulders! I am so thankful for the amazing people I have in my life who are offering to help, giving recommendations, and celebrating with me. I feel like I have a solid foundation in my work ethic and skills as well as the ingredients necessary to take on what lies ahead.
Step 3: Go All In
Change is never easy, but with all of my marathon training, one thing I’ve learned is how to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. I have a strong foundation, I have a fully supportive network, and I’m ready to go all in.
Deciding means jumping in all the way, doing whatever it takes and going after your dreams with the tenacity of a dateless cheerleader a week before prom night.
Apple Crisp Cookie Cup
So sit on down and grab a spoon for this Apple Crisp Cookie Cup that has a solid graham cracker crust foundation, warm autumn apples baked in the center, and topped with more crumbles just because. Ok, now go all in and enjoy 😉
- 3 Thinly Sliced Apples
- 1/2 Lemon
- Dash of Salt
- 1 TSP Cinnamon
- 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 TSP Vanilla Extract
- 3 TBS Melted Butter
- 2 TBS Honey
- 2 TBS Flour
- 1 1/4 Cups Finely Crushed Graham Cracker (1.5 packs)
- 6 TBS Melted Butter
- Preheat the oven to 350F. While the oven is preheating, crush the graham crackers and break them down using a food processor or blender (I used my Nutribullet and just crumbled them till they were dust like in texture). Add graham cracker dust to a Ziploc bag.
- Melt the butter and add to the graham cracker bag mixing thoroughly.
- Place the graham cracker crust into oven safe ramekin bowls pressing down the mixture so it's not loose.
- Bake the crust in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Let the crust cool while the apples are baking.
- Slice the apples thinly and add to a pyrex baking dish or non-stick baking pan. Mix in the flour, honey, melted butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon, lemon, and brown sugar.
- Cook for 25 minutes or until the apples are soft and tender.
- Once the apples are finished, add the mixture on top of the cookie crust in the ramekin bowls. Top with some extra graham cracker crumbles and enjoy.
- You can also cook the graham cracker crust in a muffin tin. Simply press the crust against the edges of the tin to form the cup like shape and let cool for 10-12 minutes before carefully removing.