This is a delicious/ perfect for the season dessert . . .and it's easy! It has three parts: Caramel Sauce, Apple filling, and oatmeal topping.
Caramel Sauce You have three choices:
1. Buy a jar of caramel sauce at the store
2. Melt 1 (14 oz.) pkg. of caramels with 1 (5 oz.) can of evap. milk
3. Last the best of all the game. Make my buttery caramel sauce. It is easy and you'll have leftover to put on ice cream or dip fruit or dip finger or whatever you'd like. It's our most popular recipe.
5-6 large apples (Granny Smith's are wonderful. I like to mix 4-5 granny smiths with 1-2 other kind) Peel, core, and thinly slice or even dice
1/2 cup sugar
1-2 Tablespoons flour (depending on how juicy your apples are)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1-2 T. lemon juice (depending on how tart the apples are.)
1/4 cup water
Mix the filling ingredients well in a bowl and then transfer to a sprayed 9x13 pan. Pour 1/2-1 cup caramel sauce (or the melted caramels) over the apples. You can use more or less sauce to your taste.
Mix together in a bowl:
1 cup flour
1 small pkg. butterscotch pudding ( you can use instant or cook and serve kind- doesn't matter)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup quick cook oats (or you can use 2-3 pkgs. instant oatmeal)
2/3 cup butter, softened (you can soften it in the microwave)
Use your hands to mix this all together. Crumble the mixture over the apple/caramel mixture.
Bake in 350 oven for about 45 minutes until topping is golden and apples are bubbly and caramely and yummy. Serve warm with ice cream and more caramel sauce on top, if desired. That may be overkill . . . or it may not. You decide. Happy Fall!!