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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.

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