Tastes almost as delicious as a caramel apple on a stick but it’s hot and you eat it with a spoon.
1 cup orange juice
10 cups apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
3 cups oatmeal, (old fashioned)
1 cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (or freshly ground nutmeg to taste)
1 package (14 oz.) caramels, quartered
Preheat oven to 350. Spray baking pan with non stick cooking spray.
Mix together flour, brown sugar, oatmeal, and spices. Cut in* butter until mixture becomes crumbly. Press 1/2 of crumb mixture into bottom of prepared baking pan. Layer 1/2 of apples and 1/2 of quartered caramels over crumb mixture.
Sprinkle with 1 cup of crumb mixture. Repeat layer of 1/2 of apples and 1/2 of quartered caramels over crumb mixture. Press remaining crumb mixture over top. Drizzle with 1/2 cup of orange juice and bake uncovered for 35 minutes.
Remove and drizzle with remaining 1/2 cup of orange juice. Continue baking 25 minutes or until apples are soft and mixture is bubbly.