Caramel Apple Crumble


A twist on a classic! Spruce up your apple crisp with a can of sweetened condensed milk that has caramelized in the can after being boiled for 3 hours. It seems crazy, but it works!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 25 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
1 9x13-inch pan


  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 5 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup water


  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup melted butter


  1. Place unopened can of sweetened condensed milk in a large pot; fill pot with water to cover. Bring water to a simmer, and simmer can for 3 hours, adding hot water as needed to keep can covered. Remove can from water with tongs; allow to cool, about 20 minutes.

  2. Place apples in a large bowl. Whisk 1 tablespoon flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a small bowl; stir mixture into apples. Pour apple mixture into a 9x13-inch baking pan. Stir vanilla extract into water in a bowl; sprinkle over apple mixture.

  3. Open cooled condensed milk carefully. Stir caramelized milk until smooth; drizzle evenly over apple mixture.

  4. Stir oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt together until combined; stir in butter until crumbly. Spread crumble mixture over apples and caramel.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until apples are tender and crumble is lightly browned, about 25 minutes.

Editor's Note:

You can also cook the sweetened condensed milk in a slow cooker. Place the can in slow cooker with water to cover; cook on High for 1 hour, then on Low for 4 hours. You can cook more than one can at a time; store unopened cans in the pantry.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

392 Calories
14g Fat
62g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 392
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 242mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 39g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 141mg 11%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 314mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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