I love October for 2 main reasons. My birthday (today!) and Halloween. One of the most popular October/Halloween treats are caramel apples. Which I love although they are a little difficult to eat. I love that there are so many new ways to still get the same flavors of caramel apples, like in this recipe. One of my favorite food bloggers is Annie from Annie’s Eat’s. I follow quite a few food blogs but I always trust Annie’s recipes. I’ve made quite a few of her recipes and they have always turned out to be amazing.
Back in September she posted this recipe (which she created.) And I was so excited to try it! The base and the crumb topping are from the same mixture you make using mostly flour, oats and of course butter. The base is slightly baked them you top it with caramel and cooked sliced apples then top it with the rest of the crumb mixture. I made these for Derek to take to work so sadly I only got to try one piece. It was so amazing! Seriously one of my top 10 favorite desserts-ever!
The recipe doesn’t specify which type of apple to use. I used Granny Smith because I love to bake with that type but you could use whatever you like. Also I just used caramel ice cream topping because I have a ton of it and wanted to save money. So you can do that or follow her instructions for using caramel candies. Either works! I hope you try this!
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
4 large (or 5 medium) apples, peeled and sliced
3 tbsp. sugar
¾ tsp. ground cinnamon
Dash of grated nutmeg
9 oz. caramel candies, unwrapped
2 tbsp. heavy cream
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
¾ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
12 tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 large egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup chopped nuts, such as pecans or walnuts (optional)