Recipe by Kinza
"Yummy warm apple dessert. If desired, serve with whipped cream and additional caramel topping."
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baking apples, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
packed brown sugar
cold butter, cut into small pieces
quick cooking oats
Original review April '11: Great quick dessert. Mine took a little longer because I made my own caramel sauce but other than that, I followed the recipe exact. I like to use Granny Smith's in my crisps, I had nine smallish ones that were just enough for this crisp. I did add a little cinnamon and nutmeg to the topping at the last minute. I have a Kitchen Aid that I used for the topping, I just threw the dry ingredients in the mixer bowl, then my cubed cold butter and let my wisk attachment "cut" my butter into the dry ingredients. Absolutely divine, used on hand ingredients, was cheap to make and VERY soul-soothing to make/eat. I highly recommend you try making your own caramel sauce.......it really takes your dessert over the top. Edited 10/11: I've gotten several e-mails on how to make homemade caramel sauce. This is how I do mine. Mix a quarter cup of butter, one cup of brown sugar, half cup heavy cream OR evaporated milk (depending on what you have on hand), and a pinch of salt in a saucepan over medium low heat. Cook until thick, about seven minutes. You can usually tell, it looks caramel-y. Add a tablespoon of vanilla and cook another minute longer to thicken just a touch more. Pour into a bowl and let it cool a bit before using.
This was extremely sweet & watery. Possibly my apples were too juicy? IDK. I'm so sorry, we just didn't care for this particular combo as much as regular apple crisp. It WAS very easy tho :)
So easy it should be criminal! Like another reviewer, I made my own caramel sauce, which was also super easy (see below). I bumped the cinnamon to 1t, added a touch of allspice and nutmeg, and 1t vanilla to the apple & caramel mixture. I didn't have quick cooking oats so I just used old-fashioned rolled oats, and they gave a nice texture to the topping. This will be my go-to apple crisp recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!
For the caramel sauce:
Melt 1/2C butter (1 stick) over medium heat, whisk in 1C brown sugar, then whisk in 1/4C milk. When smooth, bring to boil then remove from heat. Yeah, that's all there is to it! :)
Delicious! This is perfect for when you have a dessert craving and need something that's easy to put together with ingredients you have on hand. I used Granny Smith apples and added 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts to the "topping" along with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg for good measure. This smelled wonderful while baking and tasted even better! And, it was fabulous with vanilla ice cream topped with a bit of whipped cream- YUM!
Served warm and topped with butter pecan ice cream and a drizzle of some more caramel is really yummilicious.
Prepared for the Recipe Group this week. This is very good and my family enjoyed it but it is very sweet! Followed the recipe except increased the servings to 9 to feed my crowd and left the caramel topping at 1/2 cup (it was still a little too sweet for me.) Great contrast of flavors (caramel/apple is one of our favorites) and textures with the crispy topping. I'm sure it will be requested again. Thanks for sharing, Kinza!
This is so easy to make. I used tart green apples so it was not super sweet. It was perfect served hot and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
I only took a microscopic taste of this myself but I could tell from looking over the recipe it was going to be good - and it was, so says Hubs, who was in 7th Heaven eating it. Other than adding the cinnamon to the topping ingredients rather than stirring it into the caramel sauce, I prepared the recipe as written and was quite happy with it just as it stands. I did, however, scale this down to two servings (two beautiful Granny Smith apples from hotel lobby) and baked it in a couple of smallish ramekin type baking dishes (350 degrees, about 35 minutes). This stuff is awesome good - just the right sweetness, crunch and delicate cinnamon flavor. After all, this is CARAMEL apple crisp, so the caramel taste should prevail. I can find absolutely nothing to criticize about this recipe, nor recommend any changes. Neither can Hubs.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 148
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