Salted Caramel Apple Goodie

Salted Caramel Pixie Crunch Apples
Salted Caramel Pixie Crunch Apples

We will begin picking Pixie Crunch apples on the farm soon. Pixie Crunch is a relatively new apple here at Eckert’s. But let me tell you, people LOVE it! Our staff gave it rave reviews in a recent tour of the farm. Some of them even liked it better than HoneyCrisp! Pixie Crunch is a sweet, crisp and juicy apple which makes it a perfect eating apple. This week, I decided to see how it performed in the kitchen in a modified version of my beloved Apple Goodie Recipe. I am calling my new concoction Salted Caramel Apple Goodie.

Salted Caramel Apple Goodie Ingredients
Salted Caramel Apple Goodie Ingredients

Last year, I came across a version of salted caramel apple filling and I have been in love with the idea ever since. Today I finally made the caramel filling and combined it with the Apple Goodie topping recipe. Caramel lovers watch out-this combo will have your mouth watering before it even reaches your lips!

Salted Caramel Pixie Apples
Salted Caramel Pixie Apples

This dessert takes a little time to make so be sure you aren’t in a hurry when you take it on. But I promise you, the resulting dessert will be well worth your time and effort.

I was very pleased with the flavor and texture of baked Pixie Crunch apples. This recipe would also be heavenly with Jonathon, Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apples.

When I am pinched for time, I will continue to make Apple Goodie (found on page 66 of the Eckert Family Fall Cookbook). But, when I have extra time to spare and a craving for caramel apples, I will be making Salted Caramel Apple Goodie for sure!

Eat well this Fall, Angie

Ingredients

APPLE FILLING

  • 7-8 cups of apples, peeled and sliced (I used Pixie Crunch)
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 Tbs. heavy cream
  • 4 Tbs. butter

    TOPPING
     
  • ¾ cup oatmeal
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup cold butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large pot over medium heat, add all apple filling ingredients. Stir to combine as butter melts. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until apples are somewhat soft and the liquid has turned a golden color. Pour filling into and 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish. Set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all topping ingredients. Cut in butter with 2 forks or fingertips until mixture is crumbly. Pour topping on apples. Bake for 35 minutes or until topping is firm and golden. Serve hot or cold. Serves 9.