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Caramel Apple Crisp with Caramel Sauce by FSM
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
48 mins
Total Time
1 hr 18 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: -4 people
Topping Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of ginger
  • 1/2 cup cold butter cut into cubes
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
Filling Ingredients
  • 5 cups of apples, peeled, cored and sliced. I used 5 large Granny Smith ones today. Any variety will work.
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce (store-bought or easy recipe below)
Caramel Sauce Recipe
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Caramel Sauce Instructions
  1. Add brown sugar, butter and half and half to a small pan. Slowly bring to a boil, stirring the entire time. Boil for 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce thickens (it will thicken more once it is cool, so keep that in mind). When at desired thickness, remove from heat and stir in vanilla. This can be used immediately as a sauce or chilled for dipping apples. Simply reheat to thin it out. This can be kept in the fridge for up to two weeks.

    Just before serving, drizzle more caramel sauce onto the warm apple crisp. Serve with vanilla ice cream and a side of caramel sauce for dipping.

Cooking Instructions for Caramel Apple Crisp with Pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease one 9-inch pan.

    Topping Instructions:

    In a medium-sized bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Use a whisk to make sure it is thoroughly mixed. Add cubed butter and combine with a pastry cutter. When butter is mixed in (about the size of peas) add in oats and chopped pecans. Place in refrigerator while you make filling.

    Filling Instructions:

    Peel and thinly slice five large apples (5 cups). In a large bowl combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Toss apple slices in mixture. Make sure to coat them thoroughly. Pour into a 9-inch greased baking dish. Add a small drizzle of caramel sauce to apples (you want just a hint of caramel flavor in the dish). Remove topping from the refrigerator and evenly coat the apple mixture. Bake for 40-48 minutes. The topping should be browned, juicy hot, and bubbly. Cool slightly.