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Sea Salt and Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe with Bear Naked Granola!

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Apple pies are kinda like my “thing” and fall is my favorite season. I don’t know if that’s because I’m a New England gal, or because I’m a September birthday or what… but fall + apples are just the best combo!

My mother in law invited us down for family dinner last weekend. I usually bake one of my killer apple pies from my Grandma Howard’s recipe (yes, real butter is essential!). However, baking apple pies can be a bit time consuming! And makes a little bit of a mess on the countertops. This weekend I had NO time, since we’re starting homeschooling and Classical Conversations!

Fortunately, I was on my way out the door for our nearly weekly trip to BJ’s Wholesale Club, so I knew I’d be able to pick up ingredients… but I had to think fast!

What yummy dessert could I whip up quickly. That everyone would like? Well… that would have to be a warm apple crisp, right!?

sea salt and caramel apple crisp recipe

But that is not all, oh no, that is not all! I had to do something to kick up the flavor on this apple crisp. Which is when serendipity happened!! You see, part of my shopping list included finding the new fall flavor from Bear Naked Sea Salt Caramel Apple granola! Mmm-mmm! The wheels started turning…

I mean, apple crisp comes together pretty quickly but… what if I didn’t have to mix up a lot of ingredients for the topping? What if the topping already came with EXTRA flavor!?

Like… Sea Salt and Caramel Apple!?!?!?!? Voila!

A crisp was born! Yes, I was going to use the Bear Naked Granola on top of my apple crisp! I could not WAIT to find this granola and get home to test out my recipe.

The kids and I finally found  the Bear Naked Sea Salt Caramel Apple Granola – not in the cereal aisle like I’d expected – but in the FRONT of the store by the registers!! I guess that is where they keep the new products and / or the back to school snacks! So, if you’re looking for it, check the front first! (and believe me, you’ll want to look for this 3-pack of granola – I’ll tell you more on that later!).

Sea Salt Caramel Apple Granola

Okay so… here’s how the recipe went. A little tutorial for ya!

While I was at BJ’s Wholesale Club, I also grabbed a big bag of their Earth’s Pride Organic Gala Apples and Nonfat Organic Greek Yogurt. All the other ingredients I had at home.

sea salt and caramel apple crisp recipeFirst step: Core and peel apples. Chop into 1/2″ chunks. Put into a Dutch Oven (oh yes, I forgot to tell you this is ALSO a cast iron dutch oven recipe, but that would really have made my title too long: Cast Iron Dutch Oven Sea Salt and Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe. PHEW! (Sounds rather amazing though, doesn’t it!?)

Second Step: Mix 1/3 cup flour with cinnamon and toss with the apples. Set aside and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

sea salt and caramel apple crisp recipeThird Step: Make the crisp topping by mixing together 1/3 cup brown sugar with 1-1/2  to 2 cups of Bear Naked Sea Salt Caramel Apple Granola. Melt 1 stick of butter and pour over. Blend well.

Fourth Step: Sprinkle the crisp topping over the apples and put into the heated oven. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until apples are crisp tender. You have to watch with Gala apples, they aren’t really a great cooking apple but chopped a bit larger and with watchful cooking, I got them JUST right!

Fifth Step: Top with Greek Yogurt blended with a little maple syrup, or whipped cream, or ice cream! Or just enjoy plain, although there’s nothing plain about this recipe!

This apple crisp recipe turned out fantastic!!!! It had this burst of sweet and savory flavors – the juicy apples kissed with a dash of sea salt. Caramel flavors and odors spinning through the whole dessert just added a heavenly layer of complexity that you usually don’t get in a plain apple crisp recipe.

I don’t think I’ll ever make my own apple crisp topping again! Using the Bear Naked Granola added so much flavor and of course paired perfectly with the apples. And it was fast because I hardly had to measure out anything since the fall flavors were already packed into the granola! Yummy!!!

sea salt and caramel apple crisp recipe

Sea Salt and Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe

Here’s the full recipe if you want to print it out:

Sea Salt and Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe with Bear Naked Granola!

Ingredients

  • 4-5 large apples (I used Gala but Granny Smith is an excellent choice)
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • Crisp Topping
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups Bear Naked Sea Salt Caramel Apple Granola
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Core, peel and chop apples.
  3. Toss with flour and cinnamon.
  4. Place in a dutch oven.
  5. Blend granola with brown sugar, the pour melted butter over all and mix together with a fork.
  6. Crumble topping over the apples.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until apples are crisp-tender.
  8. Serve immediately with either Greek Yogurt whipped with maple syrup, whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream.
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sea salt and caramel apple crisp recipe

Everyone at my mother-in-law’s had some of this crisp and the dutch oven was empty by the end of the night! They all proclaimed it a huge success – that’s when I told them about my SECRET ingredient!!

It’s apple picking season right now – so get out there, grab some apples off the tree and then pick up a bag of granola and try this recipe out! Simply the best!

sea salt and caramel apple crisp recipe

 PIN THIS–>> to your fall recipes or apple boards on Pinterest!

Get bushels of savings on Bear Naked Sea Salt Caramel Apple with TWO coupons!

Okay and now I have to tell you – you can get MAJOR savings right now on the 3-pack box of Bear Naked Sea Salt Caramel Apple Granola. The granola retails for $8.99 but TWO ways to save and you can do BOTH to stack the savings!!

First, grab the $2 Coupon from BJ’s in-club (Front of Club), then buy your granola with the coupon.

Second, take advantage of the extra $2 Ibotta Coupon for this same product!! If you do both, that’s a total of $4 off, making this bulk box of granola nearly half price!!

Bear Naked Sea Salt Caramel Apple If you’re unfamiliar with Ibotta, it’s a coupon app I’ve been using for nearly a year. Easy to use, you search for coupons on your favorite brands, snag the rebate by completing a survey or small task. When you buy the product, redeem the coupon savings by scanning the barcode on the product and snapping a photo of your receipt. The savings REALLY add up, and you can use Ibotta at all major grocery retailers like BJ’s Wholesale Club! Sign up for the Ibotta mobile couponing app here (my referral link) to get started saving on groceries!

Find more amazing fall recipes!

Be sure to check out the delicious fall recipes being shared at Bear Naked on Facebook – I’d love to hear which is your favorite!! And I’d love to hear from you when you try out this Sea Salt and Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FueledByGranola #CollectiveBias

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Saturday 12th of September 2015

What an awesome (and delicious) short cut for apple crisp! And, I have that exact same dutch oven! #client

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Saturday 12th of September 2015

What an awesome (and delicious) short cut for apple crisp! And, I have that exact same dutch oven! #client

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