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Apple Dessert Recipes for One Person

Updated on August 26, 2015
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Gordon has been cooking since childhood. He loves above all to take fresh ingredients and combine them in tasty and hopefully original ways.

Stewed apples with mincemeat and whipped cream
Stewed apples with mincemeat and whipped cream

Dessert is a course which people cooking only for one often skip, or buy in fully prepared and ready to serve straight from the supermarket carton. Desserts are often seen as being unnecessarily complicated and/or not worthy of the time spent in their preparation. While this can be true, if you are a dessert lover, it can sometimes be nice to enjoy a dessert made by your own hand, especially when wonderful fruits like apples are in season and readily available at their very best. Hopefully, you will find one or more of the following apple dessert recipes worth trying - either for one or more people.

Apple and Pineapple Turnover with Cinnamon

Apple and pineapple turnover resting when it is taken from the oven
Apple and pineapple turnover resting when it is taken from the oven

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min (includes 15 min resting time)

Cook time: 30 min

Ready in: 1 hour

Yields: One apple and pineapple turnover

Ingredients

  • ½ Bramley apple, peeled and roughly chopped
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 pineapple ring, roughly chopped
  • 3oz puff pastry
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Beaten egg for glazing
  • Vegetable oil to grease baking tray
  • Custard to serve

Instructions

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Apple and pineapple for making turnoverPreparing to roll pastry for apple and pineapple turnoverCutting pastry disc for apple and pineapple turnoverDisc cut for apple and pineapple turnoverAssembling apple and pineapple turnoverCrimping apple and pineapple turnoverApple and pineapple turnover ready for the ovenCutting in to apple and pineapple turnoverCanned custardApple and pineapple turnover with custard
Apple and pineapple for making turnover
Apple and pineapple for making turnover
Preparing to roll pastry for apple and pineapple turnover
Preparing to roll pastry for apple and pineapple turnover
Cutting pastry disc for apple and pineapple turnover
Cutting pastry disc for apple and pineapple turnover
Disc cut for apple and pineapple turnover
Disc cut for apple and pineapple turnover
Assembling apple and pineapple turnover
Assembling apple and pineapple turnover
Crimping apple and pineapple turnover
Crimping apple and pineapple turnover
Apple and pineapple turnover ready for the oven
Apple and pineapple turnover ready for the oven
Cutting in to apple and pineapple turnover
Cutting in to apple and pineapple turnover
Canned custard
Canned custard
Apple and pineapple turnover with custard
Apple and pineapple turnover with custard
  1. Put your oven on to preheat to 400F/200C.
  2. Mix the chopped apple and pineapple and squeeze over lemon juice to stop apple browning.
  3. Roll out the pastry just large enough on a floured board that an 8 inch plate can be used to cut a circle.
  4. Lay the apple and pineapple on one half of the pastry, leaving a one inch border. Scatter over the sugar and cinnamon. Lightly glaze the border with beaten egg.
  5. Fold over the empty half of the pastry and carefully crimp the edges.
  6. Lift the parcel on to a lightly greased baking tray. Glaze all over with more beaten egg and cut a steam vent in the centre.
  7. Bake for half an hour or until beautifully golden.
  8. Remove to a wire rack and rest for fifteen minutes.
  9. Serve with homemade or (as in this instance!) canned custard.

Chocolate and Apple Parfait on Scottish Shortbread Base

Set chocolate and apple on a Scottish shortbread biscuit with freshly whipped cream
Set chocolate and apple on a Scottish shortbread biscuit with freshly whipped cream

What is Parfait?

Parfait is actually one of those many words used in French cooking that has a very ill-defined meaning. Loosely speaking, it refers to a food substance which is lightly frozen/chilled without ice crystals being allowed to form and constitute ice cream. Hence the reason why this dish can be referred to as a parfait.

Sometimes, a parfait requires that the food be beaten regularly as it is chilled to prevent the formation of those ice crystals - that is not necessary in this instance.

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 2 hours
  • Cook time: 10 min
  • Ready in: 2 hours 10 min
  • Yields: One dessert serving

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces cooking chocolate, plus extra for grating, type as desired
  • ½ Bramley apple, cored and finely diced
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 small shortbread finger
  • 1 ginger snap biscuit/cookie or equivalent
  • 1 ounce (quarter stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream, whipped to soft peaks

Instructions

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Chocolate ready to be meltedMelting chocolate on a bin marieLined dish for chocolate and apple parfaitChocolate and apple parfait smoothed in dishGinger snap and shortbread fingerGinger snap and shortbread finger crumbledSlicing butterCompleting melting of butterMixing biscuit crumble with butterSmoothing biscuit crumble over chocolate and apple parfait
Chocolate ready to be melted
Chocolate ready to be melted
Melting chocolate on a bin marie
Melting chocolate on a bin marie
Lined dish for chocolate and apple parfait
Lined dish for chocolate and apple parfait
Chocolate and apple parfait smoothed in dish
Chocolate and apple parfait smoothed in dish
Ginger snap and shortbread finger
Ginger snap and shortbread finger
Ginger snap and shortbread finger crumbled
Ginger snap and shortbread finger crumbled
Slicing butter
Slicing butter
Completing melting of butter
Completing melting of butter
Mixing biscuit crumble with butter
Mixing biscuit crumble with butter
Smoothing biscuit crumble over chocolate and apple parfait
Smoothing biscuit crumble over chocolate and apple parfait
  1. Break the chocolate in to a large bowl. Melt carefully and gently in the bowl, suspended over a saucepan of simmering water. Be sure that the water does not touch the bowl, or the chocolate will split.
  2. Line a small serving dish with clingfilm/plastic wrap.
  3. Stir the apple in to the melted chocolate with the ginger and spoon in to the dish. Level out and refrigerate for one hour.
  4. Break the ginger snap and shortbread in to the centre of a clean tea towel. Wrap and bash with a rolling pin to crumble.
  5. Very gently, melt the butter in a saucepan. Lift from the heat before the butter is fully melted and swirl to complete melting. This prevents the butter from splitting. Add the biscuit crumble and stir well.
  6. Spread the biscuit and butter mix over the set chocolate and press down lightly. Don't worry about unevenness - it's supposed to be rustic. Refrigerate for a further hour.
  7. Gently warm the dish between your hands for a minute or so. This should allow you to carefully lift the plastic wrapped and set combination from the dish and lay it upside down on a serving plate. Peel away the clingfilm.
  8. Spoon on the whipped cream and garnish with the grated chocolate.

Stewed Apples with Micemeat, Sultanas and Whipped Cream

Simply stewed apples and sultanas mixed with mincemeat and topped with whipped cream
Simply stewed apples and sultanas mixed with mincemeat and topped with whipped cream

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min

Cook time: 15 min

Ready in: 45 min

Yields: One serving

Ingredients

  • 1 Bramley apple, peeled, cored and moderately finely diced
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon sultanas
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon mincemeat
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream, whipped to soft peaks
  • Grated chocolate to garnish

Instructions

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Preparing to stew apple and sultanasStewing apple and sultanasMincemeat is added to stewed apples and sultanasMincemeat is stirred thorugh apples and sultanasCooled apples and sultanas are added to serving dishWhipped cream is added to the top of apples, sultanas and mincemeat
Preparing to stew apple and sultanas
Preparing to stew apple and sultanas
Stewing apple and sultanas
Stewing apple and sultanas
Mincemeat is added to stewed apples and sultanas
Mincemeat is added to stewed apples and sultanas
Mincemeat is stirred thorugh apples and sultanas
Mincemeat is stirred thorugh apples and sultanas
Cooled apples and sultanas are added to serving dish
Cooled apples and sultanas are added to serving dish
Whipped cream is added to the top of apples, sultanas and mincemeat
Whipped cream is added to the top of apples, sultanas and mincemeat
  1. Put the apple, sultanas, sugar and lemon juice in to a saucepan. Add three or four tablespoons of cold water.
  2. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently, for around ten to fifteen minutes, until the apple is just softened.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the mincemeat. Cover and leave for fifteen minutes to cool slightly and for the flavours to infuse.
  4. Spoon in to a serving dish, top with the whipped cream and grate over the chocolate.

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      Gordon Hamilton 23 months ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Wow - I didn't know that, Gypsy Willow. I thought the Bramley was one of the most widely available of all apples.

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      Gypsy Willow 23 months ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Sorry, just realized that there is a typo in my comment. It should read " sadly the Bramley Apple is unobtainable in the USA where I now live"

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      Gordon Hamilton 23 months ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Thank you Rangoon House. I'm glad you like the ideas and find they may be useful.

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      AJ 23 months ago from Australia

      This is such a useful suggestion of recipes because so many people live alone and might not otherwise be interested in making dessert.

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      Gordon Hamilton 3 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Hi, Gypsy Willow. I'm sorry you don't have access to similar ingredients as before. Hope you at least have plenty of ingredients to compensate in different ways :)

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      Gypsy Willow 3 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      I love baked and stewed apples. Sadly they are uncontainable in the USA where I now live. ;(. Granny Smiths just don't cook up the same. Great recipes.

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