When we think of fall—we think of brightly-colored leaves, scarves, our favorite pairs of worn-in boots and apples! Apples are the fruit of fall so whether you’re picking them straight out of the orchard, enjoying a mug of cider or eating them while they’re covered in caramel and pecans—there’s no wrong way to enjoy them this season.
Although, some methods are better than others, and one of our personal favorites is having them dipped in caramel and other wonderful toppings.
The good news is, these are a relatively guilt-free dessert (apples are fruit, duh!), and they’re super easy to make at home.
Whether you prefer them whole, sliced, on a stick or stuffed with caramel as opposed to covered in it, these recipes will help you enjoy the most delicious fall treat.
The key to making "gourmet" caramel apples is lots of quality toppings. Almond slices, rich chocolate and more will take your apples to the next level. Then, use an actual stick instead of a lollipop stick for an extra fall flair.
Thinly sliced apples are so much easier to eat than trying to devour a sphere on a stick. But, simply changing the way you cut the apples can make the experience so much better. Once these are sliced, pour on the caramel, chocolate and toppings.
Don't care to carefully make sure the caramel and toppings are on each individual apple slice—no worries—you can just pile a plate full of the apple slices and pour on the toppings. We're all for this seasonal upgrade on nachos.
You don't have to ditch the caramel apple notion entirely, even if you're preparing for a crowd. Instead, you can whip up a batch of whipped caramel apple dip and serve with apples to get all of the fall tastes in less time. The recipe is super easy to make and involves yummy ingredients such as cream cheese, caramel sauce and cinnamon, of course.
6. Inside-Out Apples
Recipe via BHG and photo via: Better Half Weddings
Put a twist on this fall classic by serving your caramel apples inside-out. Instead of covering your apples in caramel, carve out an apple and pour the caramel inside. Allow it to set, slice and serve. Simple as that.