Cardamom Apple Crisp with Caramel Cream

Here’s great tasting apple and oats crisp flavored with cardamom and cinnamon. Serve this delicious baked dessert with caramel cream.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 6

4
medium tart baking apples, peeled, sliced (4 cups)
1/3
cup plus 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
cup quick-cooking oats
1/2
to 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3
cup cold butter or margarine
1/4
cup chopped pecans, if desired
1
cup heavy whipping cream
1/4
cup caramel topping

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square baking dish with shortening or cooking spray.
  • 2 In medium bowl, toss apples with 1/3 cup of the brown sugar. Spread apples in dish. In another bowl, stir remaining 2/3 cup brown sugar, the flour, oats, cardamom and cinnamon until well mixed. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle over apples.
  • 3 Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with fork. Cool 45 minutes before serving.
  • 4 In chilled large deep bowl, beat whipping cream and caramel topping with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Serve caramel cream with warm crisp. Drizzle with additional caramel topping, if desired.

Expert Tips

For a burst of exotic, spicy flavor, purchase fresh whole cardamom and grind the seeds with a mortar and pestle or in a spice grinder.

If you chill the bowl and beaters in the refrigerator or freezer for 10 to 20 minutes or until cold to the touch, the cream will whip faster.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
14g,
14%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
68g
68%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
51g
51%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.