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Sunday, October 13, 2013

FOOD-Caramel Apple Crisp

Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe

I have made some good apple crisps, and some not so good ones. This, I have to say, is DELICIOUS!


  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 8 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels, halved
  • 1 cup apple cider, divided


  1. In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Press half of the mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with half of the apples, caramels and 1 cup oat mixture. Repeat layers. Pour 1/2 cup cider over top.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Drizzle with remaining cider; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until apples are tender. Yield: 12-14 servings.  
I was a little nervous to make a huge batch of this, and the thought of peeling 8 cups of apples made my hand hurt! I halved the recipe and used an 8x8 pan. Next time I think I will do the full 9x11!

I used half Granny Smith apples and half Gala because I didn't know which would be better to use. I didn't taste any difference, so they must have worked well together!

This was another Pinterest trick I saw! Use the leftover butter on the inside of wrapper to grease the pan! 

I pressed half of the crust to the bottom.

Added about half of the apples.

Put a bunch of caramel bits on (I didn't really measure)

I repeated layers. The directions were confusing, but I just used half of crust that was left (so 1/4 of total) on top of the apples, and then added more apples and caramels and put the rest of the crust crumbles on top. 

Pouring the cider over was kind of fun and I think it helped with the flavor of the dish. I don't normally buy apple cider though and I wonder if apple juice would give the same effect?

It was delicious eaten hot or cold! 


  1. Yummy yummy!!! I have a favorite apple crisp recipe and have never used the caramels before even though it sounds amazing. Your recipe has inspired me to put it on my list to try.

    1. Yeah I never thought of putting them in either! I read a lot of the comments that said using regular caramels doesn't work very well because they don't really melt. The ones I found in the baking aisle worked great!

  2. It really looks yummilicious! Will definitely try it out sometime and will let you know how it turned out.

  3. That looks so yummy! I had to add it to my Pinterest.

    1. :-) I'm glad I found it on Pinterest! Thanks for reading!