Apple desserts are super popular this time of year and a good crisp recipe is one of my favorite recipes. So, I decided to mix a few ideas together for a super easy caramel apple crisp with pie filling and brown sugar oatmeal topping.
Rather than peeling and slicing fresh apples, this recipe combines the quick convenience of apple pie filling, along with a variation of my Mom’s famous crisp topping. Add in some caramel ice cream topping with cinnamon, and you have a great recipe in less time!
How to Make Caramel Apple Crisp with Pie Filling and Brown Sugar Oatmeal Topping
Ingredients You’ll Need for this Dessert Recipe:
- 2 cans apple pie filling
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup caramel sauce (like ice cream topping) **Note, if you would like a less sweet dessert, cut back or eliminate the caramel topping.
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup old fashioned or large flake oats
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
Step by Step instructions
This dessert recipe is assembled in 2 parts – the apple mixture and the crisp topping. To begin, you can mix up the filling right in the bottom of the 9 x 13 pan you’re going to bake it in!
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Mix together the pie filling, caramel topping and cinnamon in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking pan.
Step 3: Prepare the streusel crisp topping by mixing together the flour, sugars, and oats in a mixing bowl. Cut in cubes of cold butter with a pastry cutter or two knives.
After the pastry blender has mixed the butter into large chunks, finish mixing the topping together with your clean hands until the mixture resembles large crumbs.
Step 4: Sprinkle the crisp streusel topping over the filling mixture in the 9×13 inch pan. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.
Step 5: Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until the filling is bubbly around the edges and the oatmeal topping is golden brown.
How do I serve apple crisp?
We find that the best apple crisp is served slightly warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
A drizzle of caramel topping makes a perfect finishing touch for this melt in your mouth apple dessert!
Variations of this fruit crisp recipe
You can use this idea of combining pie filling with crisp topping with any fruit pie filling. I think cherry would be amazing, too!
Another great recipe that uses pie filling is the super quick cherry dump cake – but you can use any pie filling you’d like!
For more apple recipes for Fall…
Be sure to go check out the yummy old fashioned apple crisp recipe Shirley is cooking up today, too! She and I are having a hoot doing a 7 day series on Fall ideas. Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what’s next!
And, if your backyard apple trees are loaded with fruit that needs to be processed (been there, done that!), I just love this homemade apple juice recipe. It’s also another quick and easy one that makes yummy, clear apple juice!
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