Tuesday, October 13, 2009

How do you like them apples?

Nothing says fall in New England like Mack's Apples in Londonderry, NH. We've been going there since we were little kids. They have great apples, great cider, and fantastic cider donuts.

Alex and I picked lots of apples this weekend. Way to many to eat on their own. So I decided to try making apple crisp. I've never done it before, but it looked easy enough and who doesn't love apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar.

I found this recipe for the Best Ever Caramel Apple Crisp at All Recipes and it is the best apple crisp I've ever made!

Best Ever Apple Crisp (from St Matthew First Graders at All Recipes)

Apple Filling
  • 3-4 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsps all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsps lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsps and 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup quick cooking oats
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
Caramel Sauce
  • 1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium size bowl, toss apples with sugar, flour, cinnamon, lemon juice, and water.
  3. Spread evenly into a 8x8 inch pan.
  4. In a heavy sauce pan over low heat, melt the caramels with the evaporated milk, stirring frequently, until mixture has a smooth consistency. (I just used pre-made caramel syrup ice cream topping. Easier, just as tasty, and less messy!)
  5. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the top of the apple mixture.
  6. In another bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, oats, and butter.
  7. Spoon mixture evenly over apples.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes.
  9. Let cool for 20 minutes and serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel syrup.

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