Caramel apple crisp is a delicious dessert that combines the sweet and tart flavors of apples with the richness of caramel and the crunch of a crisp topping. This dessert is perfect for fall, when apples are at their peak and the weather is cool enough to enjoy a warm, comforting dessert.
To make caramel apple crisp, you will need a few basic ingredients. First, you will need apples. Any type of apple can be used, but tart varieties like Granny Smith work especially well in this recipe. You will also need flour, sugar, cinnamon, and butter for the crisp topping. Finally, you will need caramel sauce to drizzle over the top of the finished dessert.
To begin making caramel apple crisp, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. You can use canned apple pie filling or make your own. Peel and slice your apples into thin pieces and place them in a 9×13 inch baking dish. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, sugar, and cinnamon, and cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle the crisp topping over the apples, making sure to cover them evenly.
Bake the caramel apple crisp in the preheated oven for 35-45 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the apples are tender. Once the dessert is finished baking, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool slightly. Drizzle caramel sauce over the top of the crisp, and serve warm.
Caramel apple crisp is a wonderful dessert to serve at fall gatherings, such as Thanksgiving or Halloween parties. It can be made ahead of time and reheated in the oven just before serving, making it a convenient option for busy hosts. It is also a great dessert for families to make together, as children can help with peeling and slicing the apples and mixing the crisp topping.
In addition to being delicious, caramel apple crisp is also a relatively healthy dessert option. Apples are rich in fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants, and the crisp topping can be made with whole wheat flour and less sugar to make it even more nutritious.
In conclusion, caramel apple crisp is a delightful dessert that is perfect for fall. It is easy to make, healthy, and delicious, making it a great option for any occasion. Whether you are serving it at a gathering or making it for your family, caramel apple crisp is sure to be a hit.
Caramel Apple Crisp
- 2 cans apple pie filling
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup caramel sauce I used ice cream topping
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup old fashioned or large flake oats
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the pie filling, caramel topping and cinnamon in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking pan.
- Prepare the streusel crisp topping by mixing together the flour, sugars, and oats in a mixing bowl. Cut in cubes of cold butter with a pastry cutter or two knives. Sprinkle the crisp streusel topping over the filling mixture in the 9×13 inch pan. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until the filling is bubbly around the edges and the oatmeal topping is golden brown