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Easiest Caramel Apple Crisp

Caramel apple crisp is the easiest dessert ever. Made with wholesome ingredients, including a little molasses to add a rich caramel flavour.

Caramel Apple Crisp in a bowl

Apple Crisp is one of the simplest desserts going. The ingredients are so simple – and so good: lots of fresh fall apples, flour, rolled oats, butter, a little cinnamon…

We add a little molasses to our apple crisp to give the sauce that forms while it bakes a rich caramel flavour (hence the name Caramel Apple Crisp).


  • We use a vegetable peeler for our apples. It’s quick and takes only the skin, not some of the flesh as often happens with a paring knife.
  • Try combing two or more varieties of apples in your crisp for added flavour and texture. 

Easiest Caramel Apple Crisp

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Caramel Apple Crisp is one of the simplest desserts going. A little molasses gives the sauce that forms while it bakes a rich caramel flavour.

  • Author: Crosby’s Molasses
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 10 serving(s) 1x
  • Category: Cakes




  • 8 medium apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp butter


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned in
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted


  1. Place the apples in a deep casserole dish (approx. 8”x10”)
  2. Toss with molasses, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Dab with tablespoon of butter
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats and brown sugar. Pour over the melted butter and stir to combine.
  4. Spread mixture over apples.
  5. Bake at 375°F for about 40 minutes, until the apples are soft and the filling is bubbling.

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  • November 6, 2020

    Marcie Mycan

    Very yummy, I added nutmeg, ginger and extra cinnamon because I love those spices with apples ! This makes a great breakfast too!

  • October 15, 2020

    Fay Linn-Ferguson

    Loved the flavour of molasses with the apples. It was delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  • October 11, 2020


    This is absolutely my favourite Apple Crisp, and everyone wants me to make it for get togethers. Shared so many times, can’t count..

  • October 3, 2020


    My family loved it.

  • October 1, 2020

    Allan Stanley

    Hi Bridget, we are enjoying all your recipes from Crosby’s. However, recently my wife needed Gallbladder surgery and I am trying to replace regular unsalted butter with the Ghee I have been making at home. Do you have any thoughts on proportions for butter to ghee? (ie: 1 cup of butter equals 1/2 cup of ghee perhaps). Thanks and cheers, Allan

      • October 13, 2023

        Pauline M.

        The recipe I am seeing only calls for a half cup of melted butter.

  • September 30, 2020


    So simple to make and it tasted great!

  • September 25, 2020

    Lorie Ann Ann Chapman

    I love these recipes but do you have any nutritional information on any of them??

    • June 25, 2021

      Marie-Pierre Lessard

      We are working on it!

  • September 23, 2020

    Wendy McNeill

    Awesome recipe

  • September 22, 2020

    Donna Shears

    Made this for dinner tonight. May have needed a moister Apple. I used MacIntosh. Smelled great and tasted great with Dream Whip.

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