This quick and easy recipe is perfect for fall… who am I kidding.. it’s perfect any time of year…. a terrific short-cut recipe.
The recipe just came to me as I was hunting the cupboard for something to make a dessert with. Lo and behold… apple pie filling and an oatmeal cookie mix…. Hmmm… easy enough…
This is a sweet recipe… I’m not such a sweet fan as Warren… I needed the tiny scoop of vanilla ice cream to cut the sweetness down… whipped cream or even warmed cream … I know it sounds silly.. adding something sweet to cut the sweetness.. but trust me.. it brought the dessert to a whole new level.
Since it is sweet.. a little goes a long way… remember that when serving.
You could use fresh apples, tossed in brown sugar and cinnamon instead of the pie filling. Be sure to use Granny Smith apples if you do that. Two to three apples should be a good amount. To make it a sweet dessert.. be generous with the brown sugar and cinnamon.
I keep cookie mixes on hand for last minute desserts like these… it has helped me out of numerous jams when unexpected quests arrive…
This takes minutes to put together .. and is done in 25 minutes… 20 if you don’t use the caramel.
About the caramel… I use the jar kind not the squeeze bottle kind.. it’s thicker and is better for things like this.
Don’t over use the caramel… it gets runny with the heat during baking… you can always drizzle more if you want later.. but you won’t…
Try this really easy dessert… it just tastes perfect on a cool crisp night.
Recipe: Caramel Apple Oatmeal Crisp
All you need:
1 Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookie Mix
½ cup melted butter
1 can apple pie filling *See TIPS
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼- ½ cup jarred caramel ice cream topping
Butter flavored cooking oil spray
Vanilla ice cream
Whipped cream (optional)
All you have to do:
Preheat the oven 375 degrees F.
Spray a 8 x 8 glass baking dish with the butter flavored cooking oil spray.
In a large bowl, mix the oatmeal cookie mix, egg and butter until combined.
Press half the cookie mix into the prepared dish. In a small bowl combine the cinnamon and pie filling.
Spread the apple pie filling over the cookie mix. Crumble large pieces of remaining cookie mix over the apple pie filling. Drizzle caramel topping over the top… don’t use more than about a ½ cup… less is okay .. but not more.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until top is a deep golden color.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.