This caramelized apple crisp recipe is truly special! Before baking the apples in the crisp, they are caramelized in a saucepan which leads to a far richer, more complex flavor. This recipe is also reasonably low in sugar and packs in a good deal of oats, making it one of the healthier crisp recipes you’ll find.
The Best Apples for Baking
I think most apples taste great in crisps and crumbles, but especially those that can keep their shape through the baking process – I’d recommend Honeycrisps, Golden Delicious, Granny Smiths, and Braeburns for baking. I would not recommend using Red Delicious or Galas for this recipe, however – they’re great snacking apples, but they don’t hold up well under 45 minutes of oven heat.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful caramelized apple crisp recipe.
- 2 pounds apples, cored & diced into 1/2 inch pieces
- juice from one lemon
- 2/3 cup Demerara sugar, divided
- 8 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1/3 cup almond flour
- 1 cup oatmeal
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).
- Toss apples with lemon and sugar in a large bowl.
- Heat 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat in a large saucepan. Brown the butter (usually takes 3 minutes) and add the apples.
- Slowly caramelize the apples for about five minutes and stir only occasionally and very gently.
- Put apples in a baking dish that can hold at least 6 cups.
- For the crisp top, combine the remaining butter, almond flour, oats, and sugar in a medium bowl and with your hands or a pastry cutter, create small pieces of topping.
- Spread the topping evenly over the apples.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until the crumble top is golden brown.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 389Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 149mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 5gSugar: 44gProtein: 3g