Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe

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You can't beat this combination of tender apples, gooey caramel sauce and a sweet oat topping. "My husband and I are retired and love to cook and bake," says Alta Looney of Howard, Ohio.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 6 cups sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 28 caramels
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 394 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 182 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Place apples in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice; toss to coat and set aside. Place caramels and water in another microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until heated; stir until blended. Pour over apples.
  2. Place butter in a microwave-safe dish; cover and heat on high for 30-45 seconds or until melted. Stir in brown sugar, oats, flour and cinnamon until crumbly. Sprinkle over caramel mixture. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 7-8 minutes until apples are tender, turning a half turn once. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave. This recipe was tested with Hershey caramels.
Originally published as Caramel Apple Crisp in Quick Cooking September/October 2002, p51

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