Apple Crisp Sundaes with Smoky Caramel Sauce

One-Stack Meal Alert! Combine Chicken Tortilla Soup with the perfect dessert for a Tex-Mex meal using the Neat Nest Saucepot set. These sundaes feature topping with all the flavors of apple crisp—and the surprise of a hint of smoky flavor in the caramel sauce.

Servings: 4


  • 2 cups (8 small scoops) vanilla ice cream
  • Smoky Caramel Sauce:
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Apple Crisp Topping:
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into 3-4-inch dice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. To make the caramel sauce: combine the sugar, water and lime juice in the Farberware Neat Nest 1.5-Qt Saucepot over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves, and cook until the liquid is a light golden color, about 7-9 minutes. Remove from the heat and carefully whisk in the heavy cream until smooth. Stir in the chili powder and smoked paprika.
  2. To make the apple crisp topping: melt the butter in the Farberware Neat Nest 3.5-Qt Saucepot over medium heat. Add the apples and sugar; cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples begin to soften but still hold their shape, about 4-5 minutes. Add the walnuts and cook 2 minutes. Stir in the oats and cinnamon and cook 3 minutes until mixture thickens.
  3. Scoop 1/2 cup ice cream into each of 4 sundae glasses. Spoon caramel sauce over the ice cream and top with the apple crisp mixture.

The perfect main dish to go with these sundaes? Chicken Tortilla Soup. Make it an easy one-stack meal using the Farberware Neat Nest 6-Piece Saucepot Set. Watch how here

What's a One-Stack Meal? It's recipes that pair together to make a complete meal that can be made using one of the "stacks" from the Farberware Neat Nest collection.