Salted Caramel Apple Crisp recipe with a handful of pantry items presents like a restaurant quality dessert. Fresh apples, salted caramel, and a crumb topping pair perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a fall treat.
3granny smith applespeeled, cored, and sliced thin
½cupprepared salted caramel saucerecipe above
Vanilla Ice Cream
Salted Caramel Sauce
In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine sugar and water. Using a wooden spoon, continuously stir over medium-low heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture is boiling.
Remove wooden spoon and gently shake pan to keep mixture moving until it is an amber color. Take care not to splash mixture onto the sides of the pan.
Once mixture is an amber color remove from heat. Do not cook until it is a copper color or the caramel will taste burned.
Add whipping cream, butter, vanilla, and sea salt. Mixture will bubble up so ensure you have a large enough pan. Vigorously stir until everything is incorporated.
Pour into a glass jar and cool. Caramel will keep in the fridge for one week.
Recipe makes 1 cup of caramel sauce. Use ½ cup for recipe and reserve other half cup for topping.
In a large bowl combine apples, cinnamon, and caramel sauce. Toss to coat.
Transfer to greased ramekins or tart cups, dividing filling evenly.
In a blender (I use my blendtec) combine all ingredients. Pulse until mixture forms coarse crumbs.
Top individual ramekins with topping.
Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes until apples are softened and topping is golden.
Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and extra caramel sauce.
**Nutritional Information does not include ice cream, or additional caramel topping.Tips on Preparing ApplesUsing fresh apples is the only way to go. You will need to peal and slice them thin. There are a few ways to do this task:
Peel your apples with a potato peeler and slice them thin with a sharp knife.
What are the best apples for apple crisp?Use a variety of apples in apple crisp - a tart and a sweet. I like to use Granny Smith and Gala varieties, but there are many options. Honey crisp and golden delicious work great as well. Choose and apple that you enjoy.Should I cover this dish during baking?I do not recommend cover while baking. This prevents the top from browning.Whats the difference between a crisp and a crumble?Both are baked fruit dessert topped with a crisp and crunchy layer of ingredients. A crumble however, usually does not include oats.How long does apple crisp last?This keeps in the fridge for about 5 to 6 days in an airtight container. It will taste best if eaten in the first few days.