- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup cold butter, cubed
- 8 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
- 1 package (14 ounces) caramels, halved
- 1 cup apple cider, divided
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Press half the mixture into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with half the apples, half the caramels and 1 cup oat mixture. Repeat layers. Pour 1/2 cup cider over top.
- Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes. Drizzle with remaining cider; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until apples are tender. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Reviews for Contest-Winning Caramel Apple Crisp
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"I made this last week, and our family thought that it was good. I took the "thinly sliced" to heart and used my mandolin slicer. My slices were about 3/32 of an inch thick. I used Granny Smith and Gala apples; to get 8 cups took about 11 of them total. I used the Kraft Caramel Bits which I weighed out to get 14 ounces. I had no trouble with them "not melting." I accidentally bought apple juice instead of apple cider, and it worked fine. I used my food processor to cut the butter into the dry ingredients to try to save a little time and effort. This cut up the oats and it probably would have had a better texture if I had done it by hand. I put 1/2 this mixture into the bottom of the pan as per directions. The remaining mixture is somewhere between three and four cups. I used half of the remaining mixture on top of the first layer of apples instead of 1 cup, and it worked well. (There seemed to be some discussion on this earlier on in the reviews.) As some people mentioned that they thought it was a little bland, I did pump up the spices (since our family likes these sorts of flavors a lot). I used a tablespoon of cinnamon, a quarter of a teaspoon of cloves, and one teaspoon of allspice. I did not have any problem with it being dry."
"This was a terrible waste of money. Caramels did not melt and were hard to even chew. I would not recommend making this recipe."
"I served this to a group of ladies - they loved it. I found it very good, but a little dry."
"Great dessert. Worth the effort of unwrapping all those caramels"
"Turned out Fantastic!!!"