Apple crisp is something of a go-to dessert in our family. My grandma has made countless pans of apple crisp through the years, blessing neighbors and family alike with the familiar fragrance of spiced apples and buttery oatmeal topping. Although these caramel apple bars are slightly more portable, the spirit of fall comfort remains.
The buttery, brown sugar crust and crumble topping envelop a layer of tender apples and rich salted caramel sauce. Apple crisp is always served with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream; I opted for a drizzle of salted caramel sauce (but I’d never object to both!).