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Caramel Apple Crisp


Caramel Apple Crisp

Caramel Apple Crisp

Warm apple crisp made with old fashioned oats, fresh fall apples, spiced perfectly and drizzled with caramel sauce.  This double layer apple crisp is to die for and tastes even better on the second day when all the juices are released slightly into the oat topping.

With kids heading back to school and fall right around the corner, I thought I would get an early start on celebrating the fall harvest.  I love a good apple crisp with warm cinnamon apples and a delicious buttery oat topping.

 I love a good apple crisp recipe that has a good amount of crumbly topping.  The first time I baked a double layer apple crisp with a bottom layer of the oat crisp and a top layer of the oat topping, I fell in love.  The only thing that can make an apple crisp better is two layers of the topping.  If you have never tried it, it’s a must!  This  Caramel Apple Crisp recipe can be made with just 1 layer of topping, however.

Fresh apples find their home between generous layers of a delicious and perfectly spiced crumbly, crisp mixture.  Caramel Apple Crisp is the perfect dessert for serious apple lovers.

Caramel Apple Crisp

Adding caramel sauce to apple crisp just makes sense.  Caramel and apples pair together perfectly.  Add a little salt and you have salted caramel apple crisp.  Caramel Apple Crisp is amazingly delicious.

This Caramel Apple Crisp is not soggy like most recipes I have come across.  Actually, it has the perfect amount of moisture.  Adding caramel sauce will give it some more moisture to the top layer.  I like this recipe best served on the second day.

Caramel Apple Crisp

This easy Caramel Apple Crisp recipe with tender apples has two generous layers of crispy, crumbly topping made with flour, oats, sugar and butter.

This classic apple crisp recipe gets a makeover with an extra layer of oat topping and lots of caramel sauce.  Serve the apple crisp warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

The Recipe

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Caramel Apple Crisp

This easy caramel apple crisp with tender apples has 2 generous layers of crispy, crumbly topping made with buttery oats and caramel sauce.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 18
Author Jessica Knott

Ingredients

  • [b] For the Double Oat Topping
  • [/b]2 cups flour
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar , light
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon , divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups butter (3 sticks), at room temperature
  • [b]For the Apples
  • [/b]1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 12-14 medium apples peeled , cored and sliced
  • 1 caramel sauce , I used Smuckers

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Peel, core and slice apples and toss with lemon juice. Toss apples with 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar and sugar. Cut butter into mixture until crumbly.
  4. Take half of the mixture and pat it into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  5. Cover crumb mixture with apple slices and juice, then sprinkle remaining crumb mixture on top of sliced apples.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes or until apples are tender. Cover with foil for the first 30-30 minutes then uncover and allow topping to brown lightly.
  7. Drizzle with caramel sauce and serve.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is for a double layer of oat topping. It can easily be modified for 1 oat topping. Simply split the topping layer in half.

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    Sarah
    08/19/2014 at 10:15 pm

    The recipe calls for nutmeg twice in the apple section. I’m guessing one is nutmeg and the other is supposed to be cinnamon. Just a small typo. This recipe looks delicious. I love the idea of a double crisp. The crisp is usually my favorite part.

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      Jessica Knott
      08/20/2014 at 12:06 pm

      Hi Sarah,I updated the recipe. Thanks for catching that and stopping by!

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    Ashley | The Recipe Rebel
    08/21/2014 at 6:15 pm

    I saw this on The Weekend Re-Treat and had to stop by — this is like all 3 of my favorite fall things in one! Apples, caramel and crisp. Looks to die for!

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      Jessica Knott
      08/21/2014 at 8:49 pm

      Thank you so much Ashley, I’m really excited for fall baking! Thanks for stopping by.

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    Angela
    08/21/2014 at 9:53 pm

    I am loving this apple recipe, especially with the caramel!!! Would love for you to come link up at The Wednesday Roundup Link Party {http://lemoinefamilykitchen.com/2014/08/wednesday-roundup-week-39-link-party/}! Have a great weekend!

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    Kimberlee
    08/22/2014 at 12:11 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful recipe. I look forward to trying it soon – I just bought a bunch of apples, too.

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    Carolyn @ Raspberries in the Rough
    08/22/2014 at 10:58 pm

    Apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts, but I don’t have a good recipe for it yet–I’ll have to try this one. It looks delicious! I found your link on the Weekend Re-Treat.

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      Jessica Knott
      08/22/2014 at 11:08 pm

      Hi Carolyn, you will love this recipe! Thanks for visiting,have a good weekend.

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    Rachel - A Southern Fairytale
    08/26/2014 at 1:25 pm

    I adore Apple Crisps and Crumbles and Pies, and Oat crusts are really the way to go! 🙂 Love the caramel addition! Thank you so much for taking the time to link up with Mouthwatering Mondays!!

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    Hilary
    09/01/2014 at 10:43 am

    Found this on Mouthwatering Mondays. Looks very good. Have an apple tree with giant apples and it is calling me to cook.

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    Anna
    09/08/2014 at 3:06 pm

    Looks good, I’m looking forward to trying it.
    Your ingredient list doesn’t not, however include the caramel sauce. So if I were to glance at the recipe and do my shopping, I would be missing that vital ingredient…

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      Jessica Knott
      09/09/2014 at 11:43 am

      Thanks, I’ve added the caramel sauce to the ingredients.

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    Staey Crutcher
    10/09/2014 at 8:09 pm

    Jessica,

    Your caramel apple crisp looks very delicious, I must try this out!

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      Jessica Knott
      10/09/2014 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks so much,Staey. It’s one of my favorites!

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    Erlene
    10/20/2014 at 4:35 am

    My hubby would love this on some vanilla ice cream. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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      Jessica Knott
      10/20/2014 at 11:24 pm

      That sounds really good right now! Thanks, Erlene!

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    Mila
    10/21/2014 at 3:01 pm

    Thank you so much for linking up with Big Autumn Bash ! 🙂
    xx
    Mila
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    milawayable@gmail.com

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    shobha
    11/23/2015 at 12:51 pm

    OMG .. this looks awesome.. I am not so fond of desserts but apple and cinnamon combo is good for me. I like it.

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    Naina
    11/23/2015 at 1:02 pm

    This apple crisp looks wicked good! Adding caramel sauce to the crisp is genius!!

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    Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    11/26/2015 at 1:49 am

    This has my name all over it! It looks and sounds delicious.

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    Ej
    11/29/2015 at 10:16 am

    Hi!

    This looks delish and I can’t wait to make it for my friendsgiving 🙂

    Do you recommend a certain type of Apple to use or does it not matter?

    Thank you so much!

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      Jessica Knott
      11/29/2015 at 5:24 pm

      you can use whatever you want. I think I used green or red/green mix

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    Kit Graham
    04/24/2016 at 4:47 pm

    My husband LOVES apple crisp and it’s even better with caramel sauce! I make a whiskey caramel that would be wonderful drizzled on top of this.

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    Diana
    04/24/2016 at 5:47 pm

    I think that apples and caramel pair so well! In fact, it’s one of my favourite combinations ever so I will pin this to try later!

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    jacqueline | i sugar coat it!
    04/24/2016 at 6:07 pm

    OK, I’m not one for cooked fruit, but that crumble topping may very well change the game!

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    Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily
    04/24/2016 at 8:32 pm

    Ummmmm, those pictures make me want to jump right into my screen!!! LOVE!

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    Larissa
    03/14/2017 at 8:20 pm

    The ingredients list only says “1 caramel topping.” Is that supposed to be 1 cup or something else? Thanks!

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      Jessica Knott
      04/03/2017 at 7:22 pm

      Any caramel sauce (homemade or grocery store) should work fine. Use as much or as little as desired!

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