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 (jamandcream) 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

Alicia 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!

Anonymous 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.

test it comm 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

Anonymous 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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