Caramel Pecan Apple Crisp Rings

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Caramel Pecan Apple Crisp Rings were so good we had dessert before dinner……cause we can…..these were too tasty to wait. Plus they are cute as hell!!!!!

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Apples are finally in season …..they are truly my favorite fruit. I eat an apple a day…….not sure it keeps the Dr. away?

I have a fabulous recipe for apple crisp that I have had for years. It was originally a microwave recipe, that I modified and used all the time.


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I think the pecans in the topping make the recipe. So, how could I revamp an already great recipe to make it even better????

So glad you asked………make them individual and add caramel…….they are truly too die for! A cross between apple crisp and apple pie!

I must admit that I saw the mason ring idea on Pinterest……brilliant!

I bought pie crust……I know……cheater, but I really do not make good pie crust, and the folks at Pillsbury do……..I go with what’s good. Besides, it makes the recipe that much easier!

Caramel Pecan Apple Crisp Rings

Just lay the pie crust on lightly floured board and use the mason jar lid as a cookie cutter…..did I not say this was brilliant.

Place the lids on a parchment lined baking sheet and spray with non stick spray. And place your pie cutout inside the circle.

Apple filing…..everyone has a favorite, so if you have one of your own, or if you are super girl and can make your own filling, you can use… it just be sure to dice up the apples. Plop your filling onto the crust in the mason lids.

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Now, about this topping……crunchy, sweet, nutty, oatmealy……..I know it’s not a great word, but oatmeal is a key crisp ingredient. No oatmeal – not crisp!!!

Pile the crisp topping on the apple filling and into a 350* oven for 25 – 30 minutes.
Let them cool slightly and drizzle with caramel sauce. I had sauce let over from a #cakemonday cake that I took to school. The Caramel Cake recipe will be on the site in the near future. But, use store bought and it will still rock!
So, for an easy, cute, delicious apple dessert, try Caramel Pecan Apple Crisp Rings………if you can wait until after dinner……LOL

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Caramel Pecan Apple Crisp Rings
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pillsbury pie crust
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 4 medium apples cored and diced
  • Crisp:
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oat
  • ⅓ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup salted butter, softened
  • Topping:
  • ½ cup caramel topping
  • Special Equipment:
  • 6 mason jar rings with lids
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine sugar, flour and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add diced apples,lemon juice and toss. Set aside.
  3. For the topping: Combine the flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, and butter in a bowl, stir in pecans. Mix well. Set aside.
  4. Unroll pie crust and place on a lightly floured surface. Using the mason ring as a cookie cutter cut six circles from pie crust.
  5. Spray mason rings and lids with non stick cooking spray and place on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
  6. Place the pie circles in each of the prepared lids. Divide the apple filling among the rings. Cover apple mixture with crips mixture dividing between each ring.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove from oven.
  8. Allow to cool slightly and drizzle with caramel topping.
  9. Serve in mason ring or pop out onto a plate. Serve with ice cream or whipped topping.

 

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