Caramel apple crisp with easy caramel sauce – iowa girl eats

Caramel Apple Crisp with Easy Caramel Sauce is decadent and delicious gluten-free dessert recipe. Spaghetti lasagna with cottage cheese Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream for a heavenly fall treat!

Fall is in the air, my friends! Just look at the gorgeous lawn confetti – is there a better kind? I mean regular confetti is just kind of a nuisance. Lasagna with spinach and cottage cheese recipe Don’t even get me started on cards with glitter…

Anyway, this past weekend was chock full of both work and play.

Lasagna with cream cheese and cottage cheese We didn’t seem to have a minute of down time!

Play: having an impromptu get together with friends and their kids after work on Friday. Meat lasagna with spinach and cottage cheese Prayer hands emoji for Tarzan on Netflix so the adults could chat over wine!

Work: winterizing our landscaping with my trusty electric hedge clippers (peace out hostas,) since the next few weeks are going to be crazy and I don’t think I’d have another chance until mid-November. Healthy lasagna with cottage cheese Felt really, really good to get it done, but holy hamstrings – I’ll be walking like our good friend Tarzan for at least another couple of days.

Play: Spending Saturday at my parent’s house circled around the first fire of the season. Egg noodle lasagna with cottage cheese Leaves raining from the sky, warm, crackling fire at our fingertips, apple cider nearby – it was the perfect fall afternoon.

Work + play: testing the recipe for Caramel Apple Crisp with Easy Caramel Sauce! (Ok I won’t even play, it was definitely more play than work – look at that gooey caramel sauce made with just 4 ingredients and ZERO corn syrup! Seriously, what’s a girl got to do to get a prayer hands emoji?)

I’m so happy to be partnering with Fisher Nuts for the third year in a row developing recipes like this Caramel Apple Crisp with Easy Caramel Sauce using their high-quality nuts – the only brand of recipe nuts entirely free from preservatives.

I talk about this in my Gluten-Free for Beginners ebook, but preservatives can be really hard on people with Celiac Disease or other autoimmune disorders whose systems are ultra-sensitive to preservatives, artificial coloring, etc. Lasagna filling with ricotta and cottage cheese Bottom line, I love that Fisher Nuts are just that – NUTS, and nothin’ else.

This is an exciting time to be working with Fisher Nuts because right now through October 20, 2015 they’re running an amazing contest where you can submit an original recipe using Fisher pecans, walnuts, or almonds for a chance to win a trip for 2 to NYC, $500 spending money and a meet-and-greet with Food Network Chef Alex Guarnaschelli at her restaurant, Butter. Lasagna filling with cottage cheese I got the opportunity to do this last year and it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Lasagna with cottage cheese spinach and beef Chef AG is INCREDIBLE. One pot lasagna with cottage cheese There are lots of other prizes too so definitely visit the contest website and submit your recipe before 10/20!

In the meantime, Caramel Apple Crisp – Blueberry Almond Crisp’s fall-inspired, sultry sistah from another mistah – aka EASY CARAMEL SAUCE!

I don’t know a single person who doesn’t love apple crisp. Simple lasagna recipe with cottage cheese Cinnamon-spiced apples blanketed under crisp topping then baked until golden brown and bubbly are high on the GIMME THAT list of pretty much everyone I know. Lasagna with cottage cheese recipe easy Add homemade, 4-ingredient (including salt!) caramel sauce and toasty Fisher Nuts chopped pecans into the mix, and this fall-inspired dessert is going to send you into overdrive.

The inspiration for this dessert came from a recipe for Caramel Apple Bars that I remember making multi times every fall when I lived in Minneapolis. Ingredients for lasagna with cottage cheese Probably because the average high is somewhere around negative 75 starting in October and I needed something warm to hunker down with. How to make lasagna with cottage cheese and meat Well, somehow it got filed away in a 3-ring binder and hadn’t see the light of day in 8 years when I unearthed it from a dark cupboard last week.

Anyway, I attempted to reduce the sugar and butter in it and, well, it was terrible (which didn’t stop Ben and me from peeling scraps off the foil I lined the baking dish with but, it was no Caramel Apple Crisp with Easy Caramel Sauce!) This dish is loads easier, two of the three components can be made days ahead of time, and let’s just take a look at the photo – caramel + apple + crisp. Homemade lasagna with cottage cheese No other words needed! Ok, I can’t help myself – complete. Lasagna recipe with cottage cheese and ricotta decadence!

Start by making the homemade caramel sauce. Prego lasagna recipe with cottage cheese I have yet to find a gluten-free jarred caramel sauce so I turned to the interwebs to find an easy corn syrup-free recipe. No boil lasagna with cottage cheese Ree Drummond’s popped up and, just as the name implies, it was super easy to make. Classic lasagna recipe with cottage cheese No thermometers involved, no hard ball/soft ball stage to look out for – simply combine 1 cup brown sugar with 1/2 cup half & half, 4 Tablespoons butter, and a dash of salt in a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat.

Cook the sauce while stirring gently until thickened, 8-10 minutes, then add 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract and cook until thickened again, another minute or two. Basic lasagna recipe with cottage cheese Honest to goodness it is the easiest caramel sauce you will ever make. Best lasagna recipe with cottage cheese So, so yummy, too!

Ok, put the caramel sauce off to the side to cool a bit (you can make it several days in advance – just store in the refrigerator in a mason jar until ready to use,) then make the crisp topping.

Add 3/4 cup certified gluten-free old fashioned oats, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup gluten-free flour baking blend, 1/2 cup chopped Fisher Nuts pecans, and 6 Tablespoons butter to a bowl then use your finger tips to combine and set aside. Lasagna recipe with ricotta and cottage cheese Or, make the crisp topping a day ahead of time and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Final steps! Peel then slice 4 Granny Smith Apples and toss with 4 teaspoons gluten-free flour baking blend and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, then add to a nonstick-sprayed baking dish and drizzle 1/2 of the Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce on top (about 1/2 cup.) You can use whatever apples you have on hand, but I like tart Granny Smith’s to balance out the sweetness of the caramel sauce.

Sprinkle the crisp topping on top then bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes, or until the apples are tender and caramel is bubbly. Lasagna recipe with cottage cheese and ground beef If your crisp starts to brown too early, gently place a sheet of foil on top and keep baking. How to make lasagna with cottage cheese and ground beef I had to do this around the 10 minute mark, but every oven is a little bit different.

Let the crisp cool anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, then scoop into dishes, drizzle the reserved caramel sauce on top, and d-e-v-o-u-r.

• 4 teaspoons + 1/4 cup gluten-free flour baking blend, divided

• For the Easy Caramel Sauce: Combine all ingredients except vanilla in a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat. Beef lasagna recipe with cottage cheese Stir slowly until caramel has thickened, 8-10 minutes, then add vanilla and stir until thickened again, 1 more minute. Good lasagna recipe with cottage cheese Remove from heat then let cool slightly. Lasagna recipe with cottage cheese and meat Can be done ahead of time – cool caramel sauce slightly then pour into a mason jar using a funnel and store in the refrigerator. How do you make lasagna with cottage cheese Warm for 30 seconds in the microwave before using.

• Preheat oven to 375 degrees then spray a medium-sized baking dish (like 8×8″ or 10×7″) with nonstick spray. Meat lasagna recipe with cottage cheese Add apple slices to a large bowl then toss with cinnamon and 4 teaspoons flour until well coated. Lasagna made with cottage cheese instead of ricotta Transfer to prepared baking dish then drizzle 1/2 cup Easy Caramel Sauce on top.

• Combine oats, brown sugar, chopped pecans, remaining 1/4 cup flour, salt, and butter in the bowl then use your fingers to combine mixture until crumbly. Top caramel apples with crisp then bake for 30-40 minutes or until apples are tender and caramel is bubbly. How to layer lasagna with cottage cheese NOTE: If crisp topping begins to brown before apples are tender, gently place a piece of foil on top and continue baking.

• Allow Caramel Apple Crisp to cool for 20 minutes-1 hour before scooping into bowls then topping with reserved Easy Caramel Sauce.

This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats,

Since the caramel sauce is super sweet, I backed off on the sugar in the crisp topping, so this dessert isn’t tooth-achingly sweet. Lasagna with no boil noodles and cottage cheese Don’t get me wrong, it’s a DESSERT, but the crunchy, roasty nuts and oats really help balance out all the flavors. Kraft lasagna recipe with cottage cheese If you went apple picking recently, or have plans to go this weekend, be certain to save some of your pickings for this fabulous fall treat!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fisher. Lasagna recipe with cottage cheese and spinach The opinions and text are all mine.

I think you just read my mind about the exact recipe I was looking to make today! I try to reduce sugar and butter (I mean, the word Butt is right in there) when I can, but find I don’t. Easy lasagna recipe with ricotta cheese no cottage cheese This looks beyond scrumptious and my family is going to be so happy tonight. Lasagna with cottage cheese and sour cream Shhhh. Easy homemade lasagna with cottage cheese don’t tell them I got the recipe from you blog, let them all think I thought of this myself =)

Let me introduce myself… apple crisp makes me wanna hurl! 😛 (So now you’ve “met” someone who doesn’t like it.) In all fairness, I’m just not a fruit in my dessert kind of person. Quick lasagna recipe with cottage cheese Warm fruit makes me wanna vom. Turkey lasagna with cottage cheese But adding caramel sauce is certainly a step in the right direction! If you’d leave out the apples, I’d be all over this… but I guess that kinda defeats the purpose, huh? 😉 I love 99% of your recipes, Kristin. Zucchini lasagna with cottage cheese 😉

Hi my mum is a coeliac, so I am always on the look out for gluten free dishes I can cook when she stays with us.

While this dish looks delicious I was curious when I picture with what looked like oats was labeled gluten free. Lasagna recipe with cottage cheese and spinach and meat As I was always told oats were not gluten free.

So I did a search and found the following post regarding gluten in oats:

It would seem 1 in 5 coeliacs will react to oats, and that is a risk I’m not willing to take with my mother.

I have Celiac Disease too so I definitely understand your concern. Lasagna with cottage cheese instead of ricotta The risk isn’t the oats themselves (they are naturally gluten-free,) but how they’re grown and/or processed. Lasagna recipe with cottage cheese and spinach and ground beef I use Trader Joe’s gluten-free oats that are grown and processed in dedicated fields and facilities and don’t have any issues. Low fat lasagna recipe with cottage cheese I have tried Bob’s Red Mill GF Oats in the past and had a mild reaction – likely because cross contamination was happening in the fields. Quick and easy lasagna recipe with cottage cheese All that to say, in my experience, it depends on how sensitive you are and which brand of certified gluten-free oats you are using.

“Gluten is the name given to the protein in wheat, rye, barley and oats that affect people with Coeliac disease. Lasagna recipes with cottage cheese and spaghetti sauce It is a composite name representing –

The current tests for gluten can measure gliadin, hordein, and secalin but not avenin as it is a slightly different protein.

So when people discuss gluten free oats (and laboratories advise that oats are gluten free) what should be said is that they are free from wheat (and rye, barley) gliadin i.e. Easy lasagna recipe with cottage cheese and ricotta there is no measurable contamination.

Very interesting! I’ve never heard of avenin but did some research last night after reading the information in your link. Lasagna with ricotta and cottage cheese recipes From the sources I checked it seems researchers can’t definitively say say one way or another – Celiacs should or should not eat oats. Lasagna recipe with cottage cheese and no boil noodles In a nutshell, some studies find certified GF oats to have no effect on Celiacs, while others say they might trigger symptoms. Easy lasagna recipe with cottage cheese and spinach So, this one for me boils down to personal preference. No boil lasagna recipe with cottage cheese Like I said, I don’t have a reaction to Trader Joe’s oats, so I’ll continue to eat them but everyone should of course make that call for themselves!

Also- have you tried Trader Joe’s salted caramel?? It is AMAZING- not to mention gluten free and corn-syrup free. Lasagna with cottage cheese vs ricotta I’m obsessed. Lasagna recipe with ricotta cheese and cottage cheese (It’s labeled “Trader Jacques’ Fleur de Sel”). Lasagna recipe easy with cottage cheese Seriously THE BEST!! And less than $4!

Thanks for the great recipes! I have your chicken wild rice soup in the crockpot right now. Great lasagna recipe with cottage cheese 🙂

I quadrupled this recipe for a big family get together tomorrow. Lasagna recipe with cottage cheese and sausage So far I’ve had the caramel sauce at a slow boil for two HOURS and ten minutes…and it hasn’t thickened! Apparently this is one of those recipes you can’t expand. Easy lasagna recipe with ricotta and cottage cheese Sad waste of time and money.

This is literally the best gluten free dessert I have eaten in the six years of being gluten free! It tastes just like the homemade caramel rolls my grandma would get for Easter morning plus the deliciousness of the apples. How to make homemade lasagna with cottage cheese An absolute home run!

My family and I loved this!!! Scrumptious! I also wanted to let you know I shared the recipe on my site,, as part of a 30-day gratitude challenge I am doing. Oven ready lasagna recipe with cottage cheese This recipe was the taste I was grateful for during the challenge! I gave all the credit to you and your website with links to your page and this recipe!! Thanks for sharing such a great gluten free recipe!! ¦R

When I saw the photo I got so excited! I love appley desserts and crumbly toppings so much. Lasagna recipe with cottage cheese and ricotta cheese I made this and it is truly FANTASTIC. Lasagna recipe with spinach and cottage cheese It is my favourite and I am gonna make it for Christmas dinner dessert. Spinach and meat lasagna recipe with cottage cheese Thank you for a perfect recipe. Healthy lasagna recipe with cottage cheese I used wholemeal flour instead of gluten free. How to make lasagna with cottage cheese and spinach The butterscotch sauce is superb beyond words! Ha, I really love it.

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