Layers of Smooth Caramel and Sweet Apples Make the Perfect Ending to Any Meal

This recipe has received wonderful reviews from readers over at Taste of Home! Let’s take a look at what they’ve had to say about it:

This recipe is a keeper for me. It excels all other apple crisp recipes, in my opinion. I used a whole package of caramel bits instead of regular caramels to save time and work. Results were amazing!

This recipe is replacing the old family recipe that I have used for 30 years! The caramel is the secret ingredient that makes it so wonderful. I used a bag of Kraft Caramel Bits. It beats unwrapping and cutting up all of those squares!


That’s a great tip! You could definitely save some time using caramel bits!




3 cups old-fashioned oats

2 cups all-purpose flour

1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup cold butter, cubed

8 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples

1 package (14 ounces) caramels, halved

1 cup apple cider, divided




  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Mix oats, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Press half of the mixture into a greased 13 x 9-in. baking dish. Layer half of each of the following: apples, caramels and remaining oat mixture. Repeat layers. Drizzle 1/2 cup cider over top.
  2. Bake 30 minutes, do not cover. Drizzle with remaining cider; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until apples are tender. 12 servings.






Quick Tip: Add cloves or allspice to bump up the flavor, if desired.

Thanks to Taste of Home for this award-winning dessert, perfect for any potluck.

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