Caramel Apple Crisp

Serves 8

6 cups peeled, sliced apples (6-8 medium)

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup flour

1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg or pinch of ground nutmeg

1 tbsp. lemon juice

1/2 cup caramel sauce, heated slightly

1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup cold butter, cut-up

- vanilla ice cream


In large bowl, combine first 5 ingredients until apples are coated. Spoon apple mixture into 2 qt. casserole or 11x7" baking dish. Drizzle warm caramel over apples. In medium bowl, combine oats, 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup brown sugar; cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs the size of peas. Crumble over fruit. Bake in a preheated 375° oven until bubbling all over and apples are fork-tender (55-60 min.); cool slightly. Serve with ice cream.

Recipe from Baking Basics and Beyond by Pat Sinclair.