Sunday, October 2, 2016

Caramel Apple Crisp

Yum! I love apple crisp, it is definitely one of my absolute favorite desserts.  Next to strawberry shortcake, and chocolate chip cookies, and carrot cake, and chocolate cream pie, and....sorry you get the picture, I really like dessert. The best part about this crisp is the addition of the caramel sauce.
 It's so rich, over the top, delicious. The tender and sweet apples paired with the crunchy, crisp topping is the perfect balance.  Don't forget the ice cream, of course! 

Caramel Apple Crisp

Caramel Sauce
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 stick butter (4 tbsp)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract

Add all of the ingredients to a small saucepan over medium heat.  Stir constantly and bring the mixture to a slow bubble, reduce the heat, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.  Remove from the heat and cool while you prepare the apples.

Apple Crisp
6 to 8 apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1 tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350F. Place the apples in a 9x13 pan and toss with the flour, cinnamon, and caramel sauce.

1 stick butter, cold and cubed
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Mix the flour, oats, sugar, and cinnamon together in a medium bowl.  Add the cubed butter and use your fingers or a pastry cutter to combine with the dry ingredients. Top the apples evenly with the crisp. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until bubbly and golden brown.