These turned out delicious. They are very similar to an apple crisp but with the added decadence of rich creamy caramel. We enjoy these best served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
1-3/4 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup cold butter
1 cup chopped walnuts
20 caramels, unwrapped
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (21-ounce) can apple pie filling
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda and salt; cut in the butter until crumbly. Reserve 1-1/2 cups of the crumb mixture; press remainder on bottom of a 13×9-inch baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
3. Add the walnuts to the reserved crumb mixture. In a heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt the caramels with the sweetened condensed milk stirring until smooth. Spoon the apple filling over the prepared crust; top with the caramel mixture then the reserved crumb mixture. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool before cutting. Makes 10 to 12 servings.