Caramel Apple Crisp for Two
Equipment: 2 6- to 8-ounce ramekins
Tip: To Make Caramel Sauce: Heat 1/3 cup sugar and 1 1/2 Tbsp. water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, without stirring, until the mixture is amber brown, about 5 minutes. Swirl the pan, if necessary, to ensure even coloring. Remove from heat. Carefully whisk in 1/3 cup heavy cream. (Be careful, the caramel may sputter.) Return the pan to medium heat and cook, stirring, until smooth, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and stir in 2 tsp. butter and a pinch of salt. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.