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I looked out the window today and had an involuntary shiver run through my body. It’s cold out there! I can’t help but get caught up in the beauty of the snow sparkle both on the ground and through the air as it is carried into brilliant patterns of drifts on the ground, though.
One of my favorite parts of this time of year is warming up by the stove cooking and baking up some delicious food for my family to help them warm up. I don’t always have time to cook everything from scratch, no matter how much I love doing it. We’re a busy family and sometimes I have to give in to the time constraints. That doesn’t mean we have to lose out on flavor in exchange for a faster meal.
Marie Callender’s pot pies are one of our favorite go to meals, especially when we’re looking for that homemade style. It often accompanies my husband to work as a go to lunch, but sometimes we like to eat them for dinner too. This is the perfect cold weather meal. It always warms us up, which allows me to gaze out at the perfection of a new fallen snow.
Before I get caught up in the the mesmerizing ability mother nature has on me in winter, I thought I’d share a fantastic recipe for Caramel Apple Crisp Stuffed Apples. This is a wonderful dessert that makes a great accompaniment to Marie Callender’s pot pies.
First things first. Shopping for all of the ingredients. We hit up Walmart and picked up everything we needed, including more Marie Callender’s pot pies. We go through them pretty fast when it’s cold outside.
My favorite flavors are turkey and beef.
At the store I also grabbed six large apples, a jar of caramel topping, minute oats, butter and I had flour, salt, regular sugar and brown sugar on hand.
Now we’re ready to get cooking! Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and mix up the topping. Measurements are found in the easy reference recipe at the bottom of the page. For the topping you’ll be combining flour, sugar, brown sugar, oats, butter and salt.
Set the topping aside and cut the tops off four of the large apples.
Using a spoon, carve out the core and hallow out the apple leaving a thin layer around the peel. If you can salvage the extra pieces of apple put them in the bowl where you will mix the caramel apple filling.
Peel and cut up the remaining two apples and add to the bowl for the apple crisp filling. Next add a half cup of caramel topping to the cut up apples. Mix it all together until the apples are completely coated.
Fill each apple shell with the caramel apple filling. I was unable to fit all of the apple filling into the shells, so I just put it in an oven safe dish, added left over topping and baked it for another caramel apple crisp dish.
Once removed from the oven it’s hard to wait for this deliciousness! If you’ve timed it correctly like we did, the family will have finished their Marie Callender’s pot pies just as the apple crisps were coming out of the oven. Seriously, it doesn’t take much to fully savor this perfectly flaky crust, homemade gravy and the vegetables. Yum!
I know, you thought these delicious apple creations couldn’t get better. Well, they can!
We topped one with some extra caramel sauce.
Caramel Apple Crisp Stuffed Apples
- 6 large apples
- 1/2 caramel sauce
- 4 tbsp butter chilled and cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Combine butter, flour, oats, sugars and salt in a bowl. Using two forks or a pastry blender, mix ingredients until they begin to form a crumble for the topping. Set aside.
- Slice the tops off of four large apples and spoon out the core and extra apple leaving an apple peel shell. Place apple shells in an 8×8 baking dish.
- Salvage any apple you can from hollowing out the apples and place those pieces in a medium mixing bowl. Take remaining two apples, peel and chop them for the apple filling adding it to the mixing bowl. Add in caramel sauce and stir until all apples are coated.
- Add caramel apple filling to the apple shells. Next top apple filling with the oat topping created in step two. There will most likely be extra filling and topping. Use this for anything you want.
- Bake caramel apple crisp stuffed apples for approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until topping is browned and crisp.
- Remove from oven, add toppings of your choice and serve.
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One more thing, and this one is near and dear to my heart as a military spouse, so I hope you’ll take a moment to learn more about it. Please check out the Comforts From Home program. With every code entered on the site Marie Callender’s will make a donation to support our troops through this program. You can read the details on the website. Check it out.
What is your favorite way to warm up when it’s cold out? I shared mine, tell me yours in the comments below.