Apple Crisp With Homemade Caramel Sauce
Is there anything that screams a delicious fall dessert more than something made with apples? Well maybe pumpkin, but I’ll leave that for another day. I think this Apple Crisp with Homemade Caramel Sauce is just the comfort food dessert that has been missing from your recipe box as we move into the colder months ahead.
This dessert is so similar to The Pioneer Woman’s Best Caramel Apple Pie Recipe I have made for years around the holidays. Except, you don’t have to mess with any pie crust!
That is a big win in my book.
The other great aspect of this super simple dessert, maybe the fact many of the ingredients are probably already in your pantry. Making it a great dessert staple to have on hand for any friends or family that may drop by unannounced.
All you need to make this recipe is some peeled and thinly sliced apples. I’ve used Honeycrisp, Fuji, and Gala in the past, but any good baking apple will do the trick.
Once the apples are prepared, add a dash of orange juice or apple cider (my preference), a touch of sugar, flour, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Dump it into a baking dish or pie plate.
Then it’s time to add the crumb topping.
Simply combine the dry ingredients of flour, old-fashioned oats, brown sugar, and a touch of salt and cinnamon.
Mix it all together with the help of some melted butter and crumble the topping over your apples.
Next, let the crisp bake for about 45 minutes while your house starts to smell like a Yankee fall candle.
This is best straight out of the oven while it is fresh and warm. Spoon on a big helping of vanilla ice cream, and if you want add a drizzle of my Homemade Caramel Sauce to send it over the top!
Apple Crisp with Homemade Caramel Sauce
The best Apple Crisp with Homemade Caramel Sauce recipe ever! A simple and easy fall dessert perfect for the holidays. Old-fashioned, one-pan, comfort food
- 6 cups Apples, peeled and thinly sliced (about 5-6 apples) Honeycrisp, Fuji, Gala, etc.
- 3 Tbsp Apple Cider or Orange Juice
- 1/3 cup Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Flour
- 3/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 2/3 cup Flour
- 2/3 cup Old-Fashioned Oats
- 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup Butter, melted
Homemade Caramel Sauce
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 1/2 Tbsp Vanilla
- Pinch of Salt
In a large bowl combine apples, the orange juice or apple cider, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and vanilla. Stir gently until combined.
Pour mix (with juices) into a greased 9 1/2 inch deep-dish pie plate or 9×9 inch square baking dish.
For the topping; combine flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
Add in melted butter and stir to combine.
Using your fingers, crumble the mixture over the apples.
Spray a piece of foil with cooking spray and loosely cover the baking dish.
Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes, then remove foil and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes, until apples are tender, juices are bubbling around the edges, and the topping is golden brown.
Top with vanilla ice cream and the Homemade Caramel recipe below.
Homemade Caramel Sauce
Combine brown sugar and cream in a small saucepan. Add in butter, vanilla, and salt.
Stir the mixture over medium heat, while it melts.
Let it come to a gentle boil for about 2-3 minutes and then remove from heat.
Drizzle over Apple Crisp or store in airtight container in fridge. When ready to serve scoop out desired amount and re-heat in microwave for about 20 seconds or until melted and warmed.
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