Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Caramel Apple Pie Apples


Caramel apples are one of the great foods of fall. They're also easy and so much fun to make! I love that you can put any toppings that you want to on them and there are a lot of toppings to choose from. One of my favorite apples is the Caramel Apple Pie Apple. It's dipped in caramel, then white chocolate, and rolled in cinnamon graham cracker crumbs. Want some?



For caramel apples Granny Smith apples are usually used because they provide the tart flavor contrast with the sweet caramel. Everything else, like chocolate, nuts, and candies are just bonus flavors. You can make homemade caramel if you want to but this time I just used premade caramel candies and melted them down. This recipe only makes 2 caramel apples because I don't really need to have like 9 lying around because I sure enough will eat them. All of them!

You could also use vanilla candy coating if you don't want to mess with white chocolate, it can be temperamental. You could also use chocolate graham crackers or plain ones if you weren't feeling like the cinnamon flavor. This isn't a long post  but I hope you enjoy it! 


Caramel Apple Pie Apples
Makes 2-3

Ingredients:
- 2-3 Granny Smith apples, washed, dried, and stems removed
- ½ bag (7 ounces) caramels (I used Kraft)
- about 6 ounces white chocolate
- 1-2 cinnamon graham crackers, crushed finely

Directions:
1. Prepare the caramels according to package directions for caramel apples. The bag I used said to slowly melt 7 ounces caramels with 1 tablespoon water over low heat until smooth.
2. Put a skewer or stick into the top of the apples where the stem was. Once the caramel is melted carefully dip the apples, one at a time, in the caramel to coat evenly. Place the dipped apples on a silpat, non-stick foil, or parchment that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Let sit for about 10 minutes until the caramel has solidified, cooled, and will not run anymore.
3. In a double boiler over simmer water melt the white chocolate, stirring constantly until melted and smooth. Alternatively you can melt the white chocolate in the mircowave, on a very low heat and in small time increments. I personally rarely have good luck in the microwave but if you can do it and not burn it, go for it. In the event it does get burnt and you need to save it you can add a little vegetable oil to it, heat it a little bit just to warm it, then press it through a fine sieve and that should help fix it but I obviously can’t guarantee anything.
4. Dip the caramel covered apples in the melted white chocolate then roll them gently in the crushed graham crackers. Set on the silpat or non-stick surface to set completely. This shouldn’t take more than 5 or 10 minutes. Enjoy!


Printable recipe

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