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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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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! 


8 comments:

  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.

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    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!

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

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

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

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