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Vanilla Apple Crisp with Caramel Sauce

Vanilla Apple Crisp with Caramel Sauce

I still hadn't satisfied my cravings for apples and I knew that an apple crisp had to be next. Apple crisps are among my favorite desserts. They are really easy to make and they are just so good! I like that you can vary the spices to make then a bit different each time. Although the classic cinnamon and nutmeg combo is probably my favorite I also really enjoyed the almond or amaretti/amaretto version that I had made last year. More recently I came across a vanilla bean apple crisp that sounded nice. I mean, if vanilla ice cream goes so well with apple crisp, and it does, then adding vanilla to the crisp sounded like a great idea. I used some granny smith and some honey crisp apples because I had them on hand but you can use can use your favorite baking apples. I also had some caramel sauce and I thought that it would be really nice if I topped the apple crisp with vanilla ice cream off with some of it. The hot apple crisp with the melting vanilla ice cream all drenched in a warm caramel sauce was so amazing! What a great combination of flavours! I can't wait till tomorrow to have another piece.

Vanilla Apple Crisp with Caramel Sauce

An apple crisp with vanilla bean and caramel sauce.


Servings: makes 6+ servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 5 cups granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise & scraped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1+ cup caramel sauce
Directions
  1. Toss the apples with the sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, and nutmeg.
  2. Mix the flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter in a large bowl until it forms crumbs.
  3. Place the apple mixture into an 8x8 inch baking dish and pour the topping on.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until it is bubbling and the top is golden brown, about 45 minutes.
  5. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.

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61 comments:

Marjie said...

Have you ever tried making the caramel sauce in the microwave? Delectable! My recipe is very similar to yours, but the cleanup can't be beat.

Kitt said...

Oh so yummy! I would take mine without the caramel sauce, though (I can only take so much sugar).

Mochachocolata Rita said...

wow...you kept tempting me to start liking apples eh?

Psychgrad said...

Looks delicious. I think I'm going to need another scoop of ice cream.

Elra said...

Wow Kevin,
That looks absolutely delicious! Apple is one of my favorite fruit for desset.

Cakebrain said...

I love how the picture shows everything melding together. Mmmm.

Amy said...

That looks so good! I wish I had a big bowl right now. I will definately have to make this soon!

Jan said...

That apple crisp looks yummy!
I love the picture.

Nazarina A said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!

MeetaK said...

oh i do love the way that caramel sauce is oozing all over the sauce. apples and caramel just perfect!

Happy cook said...

Come on how can you torture us like this. I would love to have that whole plate.
Sugarly delicious.

FoodJunkie said...

you have become a caramel master! This dish is delicious, but you already know that. YOU ate it (we didn't)!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delightful dessert!

Cheers,

Rosa

Peabody said...

Well that looks just heavenly. Yum, yum, yum. And caramel on anything is always the way to go.

HoneyB said...

Looks awesome!

Elizabeth said...

lovely - the image says "comfort" to me!

VeggieGirl said...

Kevin, that dessert is SINFUL!!! Love it :0)

Passionate About Baking said...

Did you know I thought apple crisp when I saw the caramel here yesterday Kevin? Way to go...it's delectable!

Ben said...

Is there such a thing like satisfying a craving for apples? hehe. That caramel sauce sounds very good.

Grace said...

frankly, i can't think of a better use for your caramel sauce. this is pretty much my ultimate dessert. :)

Peter M said...

Kevin, this so very decadent and no doubt delicious...could almost be dinner!

mikky said...

oh my... you got another winner here... and so easy to make too... thanks kevin... :)

ttfn300 said...

holy crap kevin, another reason to get on making caramel!!! food porn.

Tasty Trends said...

this looks delicious! i love apple crisp!

Jo. said...

You're simply killing me with your caramel sauce recipes. First came your apples with caramel sauce and now comes vanilla apples crisp. delicious, oh so delicious

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Are you having an apple caramel week? Keep apple-caramel recipes coming, I love them together! Beautiful crip!

Maria said...

That is the perfect dessert if you ask me!!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

That is so decadent looking...

Manggy said...

I also had some caramel sauce and I thought that it would be really nice if I topped the apple crisp with vanilla ice cream off with some of it.
"Really nice?" Understatement of the century! I am freaking loving this Kevin!

lisaiscooking said...

I want that bite of vanilla ice cream melting into the caramel right in the middle!

Helene said...

Kevin,

I like this new version. I always tend to go back to my old recipes for apple crisp but looking at yours I may try something different next time.

sealaura said...

I hate cooking but looking at your lovely photos has inspired me. You are amazing. Also love those cats a mykonos.

Patsyk said...

You had me at caramel sauce! Yum!

Lori said...

Oh the caramel sauce! That looks absolutely wonderful. I am definitely craving sweets today.

briannalee said...

Oh yum! I think I've died and gone to apple heaven! Looks amazing and of course you knew I LOVE apple crisp right :P Great job!

Rosie said...

Drool- drool this is gorgeous Kevin!! Apple crisp and caramel just hits the right spot for me :)

Rosie x

Pam said...

You are killing me! This looks unbelievably good. Amzazing picture.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

That is an awesome looking dessert. Apple crisp just screams comfort food

Holler said...

Well, you put that caramel sauce to good use again Kevin :)

Heather said...

ahhhh this is one of my favorite desserts ever. i just love love love apple crisp. this one sounds delicious... with the caramel and vanilla... mmm!

Pam said...

Iknew you would do something spectacular with your caramel sauce!

ashley said...

oh goodness this looks amazing.

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

This sounds great! Really, I'm so tempted to make this!

Diana Evans said...

looks amazing Kevin!!!

Hugs
Diana

Ginny said...

um...food porn! Yummy! :)

Theresa said...

OMG! So tempting! Sinfully delicious.

Mrs. L said...

That looks so good. I've always been reluctant to make caramel sauce, but this might get me over my fear.

culinarycory.com said...

Looks like yet another wonderful apple recipe. Looks tasty.

Cooking and the City said...

Oh Kevin that looks so good, am hungry now!, glad its dinner time here ;-)

meeso said...

Mmmmm, there's nothing better than a warm, apple dessert!

Sydney said...

that looks amazzzzzing.

canarygirl said...

Oh. My. God. My mouth is actually watering. I would like a double order please.

Jeanne said...

I am making lunch for a friend this weekend and was going to go with self-saucing apple caramel pudding - but now I think I might make this. Too wonderful!

Deborah said...

Oooh, I love the sound of adding vanilla!

NJenn said...

Love anything that says "fast and easy" and involves baking apples. The aroma is seductive, and it seems to fit with whatever meal came before it.

Cynthia said...

I am teaching my 10 year old daughter how to cook. This was our second recipe together. I made it exactly as you did EXCEPT we added some Almond Bakery Emulsion. The flavor is amazing and my daughter was so proud to serve it up to the family last night. Thank you! It was a HUGE hit all around.

bakedinmaine.com said...

Great photo!
Great recipe!

YUMMY!!!!!

Lisa
xo

Karla @ {The Classy Woman} said...

OMG this looks heavenly right now!! I love what you are doing with pumpkin for fall-I so want to try your pumpkin dip! I was wondering if a savory version can be made?

Kevin said...

Karla: I was thinking about a savoury version of the dip as well. So far I was heading down the path of adding gorgonzola, sage, onions and garlic to the pumpkin and cream cheese.

Anonymous said...

Oh we LOVE this dessert. My family now demands that I only make your version of apple crisp! We have been enjoying your recipies for over a year now, thank you for sharing so much deliciousness. It's nice to cook up a little "back east" here on the west coast. Keep em coming!

dining room table said...

You just made me crave for some caramel right now. The photo is so stunning.

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