Saturday, October 11, 2008

Matt's Caramel Apple Crisp

Day 6 in my week of apple recipes...

When we picked up caramel bits at Target a few weeks ago Matt said he wanted to try using them in apples with a crisp topping. So when I started this week of apple recipes I told him he would have to make it one night.
caramel apple crisp
Well, he mixed up quite a tasty treat here, seriously we both couldn't stop raving about this as we ate it. The thinly sliced apples become very soft & are amazing with the flavors of cinnamon & caramel. The crispy topping is almost cookie-like & creates a good contrast in texture to the apples as do the chew bits of caramel. Eat this while its warm & the caramel is still soft, topped with a little vanilla ice cream.

Matt's Caramel Apple Crisp

2 small apples, peeled, cored & thinly sliced
1/4 t cinnamon
1/4 c brown sugar
2 T caramel bits
2 T rolled oats
2 T flour
1 1/2 T butter

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a medium bowl mix together the apples, cinnamon, 2 T of the brown sugar & the caramel bits. Divide between two 1 cup ramekins.

In a small bowl mix together the remaining 2 t brown sugar, oats & flour. Use you hands to mix in the butter creating a soft dough. Split the dough in half & flatten into two discs then place them on top of the apples. Place a few more caramel bits on top if you wish.

Bake for 35 minutes.

Serves 2

Day 1 - Apple Waffles
Day 2 - Ginger Peach Applesauce
Day 3 - Baked Apples
Day 4 - Apple Turnovers
Day 5 - Apple Bread Pudding


Beth said...

All I can say is yum!! - I certainly know where to come when I have a glut of apples

maggie said...

Looks delicious—what brand of caramel did you use? Not sure I've ever seen caramel bits in the store...

kat said...

Maggie - We used Kraft Caramel Bits which we found at Target in their Halloween section with other holiday baking stuff

Foodycat said...

This is the best of your apple week yet! Yum! I have never seen caramel bits but I want some.

Anonymous said...

i usually make my apple crisp with dried cranberries but this version with caramel sounds too good to resist :)

Grace said...

this is so obviously awesome, i feel silly saying so. :)
excellent use for the caramel bits (a terrific idea in and of itself). :)

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Deborah said...

You can't go wrong with apples and caramel!

apples said...

I love apple week. Keep it going.

Jen said...

Apple week is killing me!! Everything looks so good that I want to make it all right now.

Kevin said...

I really like the sound of caramel in an apple crisp!

johnsmith said...

Topping In a bowl, combime flour, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg add caramels and stir to coat. In another bowl, toss apples with orange juice. Add caramel mixture and mix. Spread into a greased 13x9x2 inch baking pan. For topping, combine sugar and flour in a small bowl cut in butter until crumbly.


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Kathy - My Online Meals said...

Your caramel apple crisp looks really good! Guess this means I will get to use my ramekins this Easter. Thanks for the recipe

Ces said...

I just tried this last night and my kids loved it. I added some cinammon to make it a little sweeter and they loved the twist it brought. I look forward to more of your recipes. Happy cooking!

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