Caramel-Apple Skillet Buckle Recipe
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Caramel-Apple Skillet Buckle Recipe

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My grandma used to make a version of this for me when I was a little girl. She would make it using fresh apples from her tree in the back yard. I've adapted her recipe because I love the combination of apple, pecans, and caramel.—Emily Hobbs, Springfield, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • TOPPING:
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 6 cups thinly sliced peeled Gala or other sweet apples (about 6 medium)
  • 18 caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Pour into a greased 12-in. ovenproof skillet.
  2. For topping, in a small bowl, mix brown sugar and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in pecans and oats; sprinkle over batter. Top with apples. Bake 60-70 minutes or until apples are golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  3. In a microwave, melt caramels with buttermilk; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cake. Let stand until set. If desired, serve with ice cream. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Caramel-Apple Skillet Buckle in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2014

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