This Bacon Caramel Apple Crisp made with Pure Farmland Bacon will be your next favorite dessert. The perfect amount of salty with the right amount of sweet! It's your favorite comfort food with apples, cinnamon, and a streusel topping made even better with the addition of bacon and caramel!
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, place the oats, flour, 1/2 cup light brown sugar, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
Cut the 6 tablespoons of butter into small pieces and using your fingers, massage the butter into the mixture until it is incorporated fully.
In a 10-inch cast iron skillet or oven proof pan, cook the 6 slices of Pure Farmland bacon over medium heat until crisp.
Remove pan from heat and place the bacon on a paper towel-lined plate. Place two teaspoons of the bacon grease into a large microwave-safe measuring cup or bowl and leave remaining grease in the skillet.
Crumble 4 of the Pure Farmland Bacon slices and mix them into the streusel topping.
Peel, core, and chop the 6 apples and place into another large bowl. Toss with the fresh lemon juice.
Add the light brown sugar, the teaspoon of cinnamon, and salt and toss to completely coat.
Reheat the cast iron skillet over medium heat and melt the tablespoon of butter.
Add the apples and cook for about 5 minutes, tossing in the butter and bacon grease as they cook.
Unwrap the 36 caramels and place them into the microwave-safe cup or bowl with the two teaspoons of bacon grease.
Microwave for 30-second increments until smooth, mixing in between each.
Add the two tablespoons heavy cream and mix until thoroughly combined.
Pour 2/3 of the caramel sauce over the apples, and sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the apples.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Before serving, drizzle with remaining caramel. You will probably have to reheat the caramel again for 20-30 seconds so that it can be poured.
Crumble the 2 remaining Pure Farmland Bacon slices and sprinkle over the top. If desired, serve with vanilla ice cream.