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Caramel Apple Crisp

Easy old-fashioned Caramel Apple Crisp made from scratch; if you're looking for a delicious fall dessert, consider this fall baked apple dessert with a double delicious buttery oat crisp topping. The perfect deep-dish apple dessert recipe to use leftover fruit in.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple, Apple Crisp, Fall Dessert, Fruit Filling, Old Fashioned Apple Crisp
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 18 servings
Calories 419kcal


For the Crisp Topping

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, divided
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

Apple Filling

  • 12-14 medium-sized apples peeled, cored, sliced Use tart apples like Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Golden Delicious
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup caramel sauce or Smuckers Caramel Sauce


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • 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.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar and sugar. Cut butter into mixture until crumbly.
  • Take half of the mixture and pat it into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Cover crumb mixture with the filling of apple slices and juice. Sprinkle remaining crisp mixture on top of sliced apples.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until apples are tender.
    Remove foil the last 20 minutes of baking and allow the topping to brown lightly.
  • Drizzle with caramel sauce and serve.


Apple Best for Baking Apple Crisp: Use tart apples like Granny Smitch, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, or Pink Lady (Cripps Pink).
Double Crisp Topping Reduction: This recipe is for a double layer of apple crisp oat topping. It can easily be modified for 1 oat topping. Simply split the topping ingredients in half and only use as a topping to the apple crisp.
Caramel Sauce: I like to drizzle caramel sauce over the apple crisp before serving. Here is a homemade caramel sauce recipe I like to use for this apple dessert. 
Crisp Topping Pro Tip: Cut butter into small cubes and allow to come to room temperature. Toss the butter in a little at a time and use your hands to ensure the dry ingredients is generally coated in the butter. You may use a mixer, but make sure the crisp topping texture is still crumbly. 


Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 546IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg