Caramel Apple Crisp in a red bowl with apples around it

Fruit crisps are truly one of my most favorite desserts, especially this time of year. They are the best warm and cozy dessert on a chilly night! And apple crisp is without a doubt at the top of my list for best fruit crisps! I made this Caramel Apple Crisp a few weeks ago and oh my, is it dreamy!

Eating this apple crisp makes me yearn for chilly nights comfy up on the couch with a soft blanket and a bowl of this dessert and a fire. Yeah, I know, I’m basic like that.

Caramel Apple Crisp in a glass baking dish

The mixture is basically your traditional apple crisp with a good amount of brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and other spices. I decided to add in some caramel baking bits and they really took this apple crisp over the top! It’s basically pure heaven taking a bit of tender sweet apples with small pockets of melty caramel!

Caramel Apple Crisp in a red bowl with vanilla ice cream on top

I am madly in love with honeycrisp apples so I used those for this recipe, but you can absolutely use whatever apples you prefer to bake with. A combination of green and red apples would also be really yummy! You just need 8 apples so break it up however you’d like!

The crisp topping is also the stuff dreams are made of. I like to leave larger chunks of the topping in tact when mixing because they are my favorite to bite into, but you can break it up more if you prefer to do that.

This dessert is great for groups. It’s definitely very rich so this crisp easily serves 8 so it’s perfect for the holidays too! Like most crisps, this one is definitely served best warmed so that caramel stays melted. Don’t forget a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream or whipped cream on top! I love the cold ice cream paired with the warm apples!

Caramel Apple Crisp in a red bowl with vanilla ice cream on top

Caramel Apple Crisp
Yield: 8 servings

Caramel Apple Crisp

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Caramel Apple Crisp - Simple and comforting apple crisp made with lots of cinnamon and caramel bits for added decadence! Perfect Fall dessert!


  • 8 apples (I like honeycrisp), peeled and diced (see note)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup caramel baking bits
  • pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into squares

For the topping:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the chopped apples, sugars, spices, caramel bits, salt, and the lemon juice. Toss until well-combined and the apples are coated in the mixture. Transfer the mixture into the baking dish. Cut the butter into about even 8 squares and divide on top of the apples, pushing down into the apples slightly. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the topping. Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and set aside. Add the oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and stir to combine. Pour in the melted butter. Use clean hands or a fork to bring the mixture together, leaving some larger chunks together. Use your hands and sprinkle the topping over the apples.
  4. Bake for approximately 40-50 minutes until golden brown and bubbly. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on top!


I used honeycrisp apples for this because they are my favorite, but you can use whatever types of apples you enjoy, or do even a mixture of green and red apples!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 479Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 184mgCarbohydrates: 88gFiber: 6gSugar: 68gProtein: 3g

Caramel Apple Crisp