October 17, 2011

When the Apple is Ripe it Will Fall

Before we get down to business, did you link up your pumpkin recipe on my blog hop yet?  No?  Well, what are you waiting for?  Get on over there and link yourself up, man! 

You know the Caramel Stout Sauce from the Pumpkin and Stout Bread Pudding?   Well, it turns out you can use it with this dish too!  That is, if you didn't eat the rest with a spoon when you were finished with your bread pudding...  Did you?  Well then, make more!

I knew I couldn't trust you around that stuff.

To make Caramel Apple Crisp, you have to go pick your apples first.


This should be enough.

Just kidding, you only need about 5 of these suckers.  These were huge Granny Smith Apples!

Peel them!

Are you getting excited yet?  I know I am!

Self portrait.  Do not try this at home!
Then, do this:

Caramel Apple Crisp
Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients for Apples:
  • 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, chopped small
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 3 T. all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 T. maple syrup
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • Caramel Stout Sauce
Ingredients for Topping
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 6 T. chilled butter, cut in to pieces1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Instructions for Filling:
  1. Mix all the ingredients together. Place into 7 to 8-ounce ramekins or an 8 x 10 dish. Drizzle with about 4 to 5 tablespoons Caramel Stout Sauce.
Instructions for Topping:
  1. Mix the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Blend the butter into the mixture until it forms pea size lumps. Stir in pecans and sprinkle over filling.
  2. Bake crisps for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before serving. Wait! Go ahead and drizzle some of that Stout Caramel Sauce on it!
Adapted from Food Network

Servings: 1
Calories:  521
Total Fat:  19.4 g
Cholesterol:  43.6 mg.
Sodium:  164.7 mg.
Protein:  2.8 g.

Ready for the oven!


  1. Look excellent! Wish we made it to apple picking this past weekend but it's on the calendar for net weekend. Little apple picking, fresh cider and of course those to die for cider doughnuts. :)
    Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño

  2. Apple picking is a great way to get the family to participate in the start to finish process of this recipe! The first picture in the post won me over, no doubt this is a delicious dessert. Who can say no to apples, caramel and pecans-Yum!

  3. LOL Love all the pics and the empty plate at the end is hilarious! Haha Ooh, my eldest son would love this - and the younger one, but the eldest is not really a dessert person. Give him anything with apples though and he will scarf it - no problem!

  4. That looks greaaaat.. apples with caramel and pecans.. yummy

  5. I am speechless, salivating and drooling... omg!

  6. This looks delicious! How fun to go apple picking!

  7. Wow! Looks wonderful. Mouthwatering.

  8. The caramel on that apple crisp is oozy delicious. Great recipe and one I am thinking of making as I do have some apples left over.

  9. Your apple crisp looks divine! this is the same recipe, minus the maple syrup, that I have used for years, to my make my son's Birthday Apple Crisp! I'll have to try the Caramel Stout Sauce this year.

  10. Okay seriously, your killing me over here. Can I please come over for a visit so you can feed me? This not having time to cook is killing me, then I come visit you and bam, so jealous and hungry now I can barely stand. I'd eat a whole dish of this. Not a bowl, the entire dish. Then do yoga with you for a week to burn it off. Lol!


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