Caramel Apple Crisp
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
8 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
1 package (14 ounces) caramels, halved
1 cup apple cider, divided
In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly.
Press half of the mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish.
Layer with half of the apples and caramels and 1 cup oat mixture; repeat layers. Pour 1/2 cup cider over top.
Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 30 minutes. Drizzle with remaining cider; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until apples are tender.
Pairs Well With
My kids love caramel apples, so when I found this recipe in an old issue of "Taste of Home" magazine, I knew we had to try it. Fortunately, it did not disappoint! I used Granny Smith apples, however the recipe's original author (Michelle Brooks from Clarkston, MI) wrote that she uses a variety of apples to give it a nice combination of flavors.