Spiked Apple Crisp Shots

The weekend after Halloween, the husband and I decided it would be a good time to mix up some drinks and a fun little dessert. He had picked up this cute mango-flavored drink mixer in a skull-shaped bottle when he'd been out shopping the week before.
We picked up some tequila to make margaritas. Mixers can be iffy, but this one wasn't too overly sweet and the drinks I made turned out pretty good!
But hey, why stop at margaritas when you can literally make a shot of apple pie? Plus, we needed an excuse to use up some more apples from our earlier trip to the apple orchard. :)

Prep: 20 Min
Total: 60 Min
Servings: 10


Apple Crisp

  • 4 medium tart apples, chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch schnapps (we were torn between picking up the schnapps or trying Dr. McGillicuddy's Intense Apple Pie liqueur that was on a nearby shelf. Guess which one won. :P) 
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted 
  • 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® oatmeal cookie mix

Cream Layer and Topping

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon butterscotch schnapps
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • Caramel topping, if desired


1. Heat oven to 375ºF. Spray bottom only of 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, toss apples, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and 1/2 cup schnapps. Spread in pan. 2. In medium bowl, mix melted butter and cookie mix. Spread on top of apples.

3. Bake 40 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, in chilled medium bowl, beat whipping cream, 1 tablespoon schnapps and the powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form.
5. To serve, alternately spoon warm apple crisp and cream mixture into small glasses. Top each with caramel topping. Serve immediately.
We served these up in shot glasses first, but a ramekin will work just fine as well!  It ended up being very sweet, so I could see us using less sugar next time. Also, we had just used whatever apples we had on hand, so using more tart apples might help balance it out better. And I think we will definitely make our own batch of oatmeal cookie dough instead of using the pre-made mix - there was a hint too much of salt that could only be attributed to the cookie mix. Other than that, a very sweet treat indeed! 


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