Caramel Apple Crisp with Toasted Pecans Recipe

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This Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe is part tart and part sweet! Best of all it’s easy to make!



Crisp Topping Ingredients:

  • 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3⁄4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • 1⁄2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed into small pieces
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Caramel Apple Filling Ingredients:

  • 5 cups Granny Smith apples, sliced (around 5 large apples).
  • 1⁄4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce (store bought or use the easy recipe below)

Caramel Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Caramel Sauce Instructions:

  1. Add brown sugar, butter and half and half to a small pan.
  2. Slowly bring it to a boil, stirring the entire time. Boil for 2-3 minutes, or until sauce thickens (it will thicken more as it cools)
  3. When the caramel reaches a desired thickness, remove it from heat and stir in the vanilla. This can be used immediately as a sauce or chilled for dipping apples later. Simply reheat to thin it out. Keep the caramel sauce in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Cooking Instructions for Caramel Apple Crisp with Pecans:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease one 9 inch pan.

Crisp Topping Instructions:

  1. In a medium sized bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Use a whisk to make sure it is thoroughly mixed.
  2. Add cubed butter with a pastry cutter by chopping it in.
  3. When the topping becomes crumbly and consistent, add in the oats and the chopped pecans.
  4. Place in in the refrigerator while you make the filling.

Caramel Apple Filling Instructions:

  1. Peel and thinly slice 5 large apples or 5 cups total.
  2. In large bowl combine sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Toss the apple slices in mixture. Stir the apples to evenly coat them.
  4. Place the coated apples in a 9 inch greased baking dish. Atop the apples, add a tiny drizzle of caramel sauce. Don’t add too much! You will want to use around 2 tablespoons or less.
  5. Bake for 40-48 minutes. Topping should be browned and the apple filling should be juicy, hot and bubbly.
  6. Cool slightly before serving.
  7. Just before serving, drizzle more caramel sauce onto the warm Caramel Apple Crisp. Serve with vanilla ice
    cream and a side of caramel sauce for dipping.

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