Caramel Apple Crunch
8 Cups sliced peeled tart apples
33 Caramels, divided
2 Tbs. plus 2 tsp. milk, divided
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/8 tsp. salt
Dash ground cinnamon
1/2 Cup Cold Butter
Vanilla Ice cream, optional
Place apples in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish.
In a heavy saucepan or microwave, melt 25 caramels with 2 Tbs. milk, stirring often; drizzle over apples.
In a bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, walnuts, salt and cinnamon; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over apples.
Bake at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan or microwave, melt remaining caramels with the remaining milk, stirring often until smooth. Drizzle over dessert and ice cream if desired.
Yield: 12-16 servings.