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Caramel Apple Crisp Cups

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When it comes to great-tasting fall desserts you are going to love this easy Caramel Apple Crisp Cups.  This recipe for individual-sized apple crumble pie is like little apple pies.  The combination of an oatmeal cup crust, delicious apple pie filling, and a dollop of whip cream with drizzled caramel is going to become a new favorite dessert!

Make sure you bookmark or pin my recipe for mason jar lid mini apple pies.  These are perfect for sharing when guests are over for dinner!

Up close picture of a caramel apple crisp cups topped drizzled with caramel syrup

 

Caramel Apple Crisp Cups for an Easy Dessert

Sometimes we get so busy that it can be hard to make dessert, but these Caramel Apple Crisp Cups are easy to make which means we can make them even when the schedule gets crazy. I love that they are portable, and my kids love that they can help make them.  It’s a fun process that is great for making an assembly line with the kids so everyone can be a part of the cooking process.
Do your kids help in the kitchen?  If so, then have them help with this recipe by filling the cups, adding whipped cream, or even just drizzling with caramel syrup!

Can I make this apple crumble pie cup with pie filling?

What makes this apple crumble pie cups so easy to make is that you are using pre-made pie filling. While you can make your own apple pie filling you have a great recipe, it is really okay to cut yourself some slack and grab a can in the store. That’s just one of the reasons I love this recipe!

Tip: Use our suggestions and mix it up by adding in extra spices, or some caramel syrup to the mix so it is a bit elevated but still saves you time!

Caramel apple crisp sitting on white surface with an apple and cinnamon stick in the background

Can I make this as a baked apple crisp in a regular cake pan?

While this baked apple crisp is made into individual cups, you can certainly turn it into a baked apple crisp that is in a regular cake pan. Instead of forming the crust into the muffin cups, you will form the crust into the larger cake pan. Watch the bake times with the crust and each layer to make sure the apple crisp is not overcooked or undercooked.

 

Overhead image of caramel apple crisp cups sprinkled with cinnamon

Ingredients for apple crumble recipe with oats

  • quick-cooking oats
  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • honey
  • Peanut butter
  • Maple Syrup
  • Apple Pie Filling
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla
  • cream cheese
  • heavy cream
  • powdered sugar
  • Caramel Topping

How to make caramel apple crisp cups

Start this recipe by gathering all of your ingredients together so you don’t have to run back and forth while cooking.  I also recommend checking temperature and preheating the oven before you begin mixing things together.

You’ll begin with the crust.  This mixture will be a bit sticky, so you will want to butter your hands/fingers to press the crust into each muffin tin.  Bake the crust then set aside.

Next mix together the ingredients for the pie filling.  While it is heating, you will want to stir so it doesn’t stick or burn.  Remove from the heat once ready, and then fill your muffin cups.
While your apple crisp cups are cooling, you will mix up your frosting or whipped cream.
Before serving, top the Apple Crisp Cups with the Whipped cream, drizzle with caramel, serve, and Enjoy!
Servings: 20

Caramel Apple Crisp Cups

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
 

Ingredients

FOR THE CRUST:

  • 3 1/2 cups quick cooking Oats
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup Peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup

FOR THE FILLING:

  • 1 can Apple Pie Filling
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM:

  • 2 Tablespoons cream cheese softened
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Caramel Topping for drizzling on top We used Smuckers

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the Oats, butter, brown sugar, honey, peanut butter, and Maple syrup, and blend until all ingredients are well mixed. Place butter on your fingers and press the Oat mixture into a muffin tin until all the Oat mixture has been used - about 16 - 20 muffin spaces. Place the muffin tin(in the oven at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until the crusts are golden brown. Remove the muffin tin (from the oven and allow them to cool for about 20 minutes, then remove the Oat cups from the muffin tins and place on Parchment paper to continue cooling.
  2. Place the Apple pie filling in a heavy sauce pan on the stove over medium heat. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla, and heat until thick and bubbly (about 10 - 15 minutes). Remove from heat, and fill the crisp Oat cups with the filling, and let the cups completely cool. When filled cups have completely cooled, place in the refrigerator to chill.
  3. In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, make the whipped cream: This is a stabilized whipped cream, so it won't fall or break down like other whipped cream does after a few minutes. Place the softened cream cheese, vanilla, and half of the powdered sugar, and mix just until blended. Add the rest of the powdered sugar, and mix until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl with a spatula, and mix on low to blend any unmixed ingredients. Add the heavy cream, and blend the ingredients together, just until mixed. Make sure all of the cream cheese mixture is blended with the cream before whipping the cream. Turn mixer on high, and whip the cream until stiff peaks form. When the cream is whipped, remove the mixing bowl from the stand, and place in the refrigerator until time to serve.
  4. Before serving, top the Apple Crisp Cups with the Whipped cream, drizzle with caramel, serve, and Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Caramel Apple Crisp Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 66mg3%
Potassium 128mg4%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 469IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Caramel Apple Crisp Cups

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2 comments

  1. This looks really good. Is it possible to be able to print it.