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Apples tossed with brown sugar and cinnamon are drizzled with homemade caramel sauce and topped with a crunchy crumb topping for a delectable Caramel Apple Crisp. This caramel twist on the traditional fall favorite will have your family coming back for more!

Caramel apple crisp topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on a white plate

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I’m fairly certain fall is finally in the air here in Ohio. Morning temps hovering in the sixties are my cue to bring up the fall decor bins. And I’m not one bit mad about it.

Trust me, I’m well aware that the first day of fall isn’t until September 23rd, but guys, I’m ready. I’m officially over summer.

I’ve already transitioned to fall candles and busted out no less than 5 cans of pumpkin for recipe testing, so decking my halls with far too many velvet pumpkins is the only logical next step.

Spoon drizzling caramel sauce over a plate of caramel apple crisp


One of the only things I love almost as much as pumpkin during the fall is the combination of all things apples and caramel.

Aside from seeing a display of pumpkins outside the grocery store, seeing trays of caramel apples pop up in the produce section and at farm stands is one of the true signs that fall has arrived here in Ohio.

Baking dish of caramel apple crisp fresh from the oven

From caramel apple poke cake to caramel apple cinnamon rolls and caramel apple blondies, combining these two fall flavors in recipes is one of my favorite fall activities.

The other day, as I was beginning to make my favorite apple crisp recipe, I realized that just about the only way I could make a classic apple crisp better would be to add caramel to it.

Overhead view of caramel apple crisp topped with ice cream


To add rich caramel flavor to my apple crisp, I started by swapping out some of the granulated sugar in the filling for brown sugar. The molasses in the brown sugar adds a richness to the apples and gives them more of a caramel-y flavor.

Bag of Bob's Red Mill rolled oats

And of course? I had to drizzle them with my salted caramel sauce before adding the crisp topping.

Yes, you could use store-bought caramel sauce. But yes, using homemade makes this so much better.

Plate of caramel apple crisp next to a cup of espresso

And if you know how to make caramel sauce at home, you can always have it on hand for topping ice cream or dipping apples. Win/win.

My family could not stop eating this Caramel Apple Crisp. Making recipes that they want seconds and thirds of is low-key one of my favorite things.

Bob's Red Mill Rolled Oats next to a plate of apple crisp

But I also want to make sure that the recipes they want more of are full of high-quality ingredients. In addition to using a homemade caramel sauce, I used my favorite Organic Rolled Oats from Bob’s Red Mill in the crisp topping for this recipe.

Bob’s Red Mill produces the very best in whole grain foods, including their rolled oats. The products are all-natural, organic and non-GMO. They’re the best in any recipe, from breakfast to dessert.

Caramel apple crisp topped with vanilla ice cream, ready to be served

Desserts like this Caramel Apple Crisp or my Lemon Cheesecake might be a special treat for my family, but I feel better knowing that I’m using the very best ingredients when I make them.

Whip up this Caramel Apple Crisp recipe for your family or any get-together this fall. I know it’ll be gone before you can blink!

Plates of caramel apple crisp a la mode, ready to be served

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Caramel Apple Crisp

By: Jamie
4.42 from 56 ratings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12
Apples tossed with brown sugar and cinnamon are drizzled with homemade caramel sauce and topped with a crunchy crumb topping for a delectable Caramel Apple Crisp. This caramel twist on the traditional fall favorite will have your family coming back for more! 


For the Apple Filling

  • 10 cups peeled, cored and sliced Granny Smith Apples (about 6-8 large apples)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

For the Caramel

For the Topping

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Rolled Oats
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 x13 inch baking pan.
  • Prepare the Apple Filling: In a medium bowl, stir together the granulated sugar, ¼ cup light brown sugar, 1 TBS flour and 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture over the apples and toss to coat.
  • Drizzle ⅓ cup of the homemade caramel sauce over the apples. 
  • Prepare the Topping: In a large bowl, combine 1 cup all-purpose flour, ¾ cup light brown sugar, salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, Bob’s Red Mill Organic Rolled Oats. Stir in melted butter until evenly incorporated. Crumble topping evenly over apples. Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes.
  • Serve warm with a drizzle of homemade caramel sauce and scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.



Calories: 396kcal, Carbohydrates: 69g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 36mg, Sodium: 255mg, Potassium: 187mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 52g, Vitamin A: 498IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 117mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Wendy Miller says:

    I made this for Thanksgiving (11/24/22). It was an absolute hit! My nephew, who doesn’t eat gluten for health concerns, really enjoyed it. I think he had about three servings. I know others enjoyed it too. I also made the salted caramel sauce (I’m dairy intolerant, so I substituted plant-based heavy cream and butter). It turned out great.
    Thank you for such great recipes! Can’t wait to try more.

    1. Jamie says:

      So glad everyone enjoyed the crisp, Wendy! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your feedback!

  2. Dana Clark says:

    This dessert was incredibly delicious! I made it for the first time for a farewell party, wanting to use up some apples from the yard, and everyone loved it. I did not try the homemade caramel sauce yet, I cheated this time around and bought some as I was short on time. But next time I’ll try that too. This recipe has been saved! Thank you.

    1. Jamie says:

      So happy to hear you enjoyed the crips, Dana! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback!

  3. Sandi says:

    My kids begged me to make this for them…they absolutely devoured it.

    1. Jamie says:

      So happy to hear you enjoyed it, Sandi! It’s quickly become our new favorite fall dessert! Happy Baking!

  4. Shadi Hasanzadenemati says:

    Love how simple and easy this recipe is! I’ll be making it again!

    1. Jamie says:

      Yay! So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your feedback!
      Happy Baking!

  5. Natalie says:

    I love apple crisp! Looks so delicious and perfect for Fall ♥

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much, Natalie!