This Dump and Bake Caramel Apple Crisp just might be the easiest and most delicious dessert that you will have all fall! Toss a few pantry staples into a baking dish with some fresh, sliced apples and pop it in the oven. Your house will smell amazing, and you will have a warm, bubbling, sweet treat in no time!
Apple season starts early here in Central Virginia and it's definitely my favorite time of the year! By the first week in August, the kids and I were out picking apples at our neighbor's orchard so that we could fill our bellies with applesauce, apple butter, apple pie smoothies, and simple fall desserts.
I actually received this recipe last fall from my sons' preschool teacher. The boys' class made this as a group one morning during their Apple unit and Gibbs and Casey got in the car at lunchtime raving about it. They were so excited that they had made their own dessert AND that it actually tasted delicious. Trust me: this recipe is so easy that even 3-and-4-year-olds can do it!
The early apple varieties in our part of the country include Ginger Gold and Rambo apples, so that's what we used here. Just about any type would work, though, so feel free to use whatever you have nearby (and a mixture of a few different varieties is nice).
Once the apples are sliced and placed in the bottom of the dish, it's just a matter of sprinkling a boxed cake mix, oats, spices, and butter over the top. No stirring necessary!
After some time in the oven, the top will become a crispy and fragrant golden crust on top of soft, tender, sweet apples. Drizzle with caramel sauce and garnish with a scoop of vanilla ice cream -- in my opinion, autumn doesn't get any better than that!
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I'm sharing this recipe over on Recipe Chatter this week, so be sure to head over HERE for the full details!
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