Tuesdays with Dorie: Caramel-Apple Crisp from Baking with Dorie

A slice of Caramel-Apple Crisp in a white bowl with a scoop of ice cream on top.

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is Caramel Apple Crisp from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking with Dorie.

As I was reading the recipe for Dorie’s version it struck me as familiar and I wondered if I had made this before. In fact, a couple of years ago I made my own version of this – Salted Caramel Apple Crumble – which I had forgotten about for no good readon because it is absolutely delicious!

Salted Caramel Apple Crumble plated and served with ice cream

In Dorie’s version, there doesn’t seem to be as much sauce – mine soaked it up during the cooking process, but the concept is the same (great minds, huh?):

  1. make a caramel sauce
  2. make a crumble/ crisp topping
  3. bake the apples in the sauce topped with that buttery crisp/ crumble
  4. Enjoy!

Though there are a few steps, it really couldn’t be simpler AND, Dorie suggests you can assemble the dish and freeze it then bake from frozen – a perfect make-ahead dish for the holidays! Imagine having one of those in your freezer for emergencies?!

Caramel-Apple Crisp in a large baking dish with a slice taken out.

I served this for a “Friendsgiving” dinner on Friday night and even though I forgot one of the apples, it was gobbled up. Not one scrap left (and hence the less-than-stellar photos – less focused on those than the company which is a good thing!). And yes, dad because I know you read and will ask – the topping WAS crispy!

Thanks, Dorie for reminding me about this fabulous idea in the middle of apple season here – I’ll be making it again soon!

Get the recipe for Caramel-Apple Crisp from Baking with Dorie on p 250 of Baking with Dorie.

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Baking with Dorie cover.


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8 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie: Caramel-Apple Crisp from Baking with Dorie”

  1. Yes great minds think a like, you both are wonderful bakers. I had the opposite reaction as mine was very soupy. I guess it depends on the apples. My topping was crispy too which was really nice.


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