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butterscotch apple crisp

Butterscotch Apple Crisp

Bring the taste of caramel apples into your kitchen with a well-deserved scoop of this Butterscotch Apple Crisp. Baked to perfection, this chewy and delicious dessert is even better with your favorite ice cream on top.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Butterscotch Apple Crisp
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 427kcal
Author Cathy


Butterscotch Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup (113 g) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (205 g) dark brown sugar, tightly packed
  • 1 cup (236 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1-1/2 tsps pure vanilla extract


  • 5-6 Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsps fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsps granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsps cornstarch


  • 1 cup (108 g) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup (120 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • vanilla ice cream for serving (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • For the butterscotch sauce, heat a small saucepan over medium-low heat and melt butter. When completely melted, whisk in dark brown sugar, heavy whipping cream and salt.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, whisking often and continuing to boil for 7-10 minutes or until sugar and salt dissolve, the mixture begins to thicken and develops a nutty caramel aroma. (Make sure not to burn.) Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Set aside.
  • For the filling, in a large mixing bowl, stir together apples, lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch..
  • Prepare an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 inch baking dish by coating lightly with butter.
  • Place apple slices into prepared pan and spread them out evenly. Pour butterscotch topping over the apple filling, reserving ½-1 cup for serving. Set aside.
  • Use a separate mixing bowl to prepare the topping. Combine rolled oats, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice and salt. Mix well.
  • Pour melted butter into oat mixture and use a fork to stir the mixture until it is well-combined and crumbly.
  • Sprinkle topping mixture over the apple filling
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until topping is golden brown and filling is warmed through and bubbling.
  • Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of the reserved butterscotch sauce.


Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 252mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 4mg