Easy Caramel Apple Recipes To Make For The Ultimate Fall Treat
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.
Let’s get to snacking, shall we?
1. Gourmet Caramel Apples
Recipe and photo via: Lauren's Latest
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.
2. DIY Caramel Apple Bar
Recipe and photo via: Craftberry Bush
Pre-slicing apples and keeping your caramel warm will allow for people to add their own personal toppings. This is a great DIY aspect for dinner parties, sleepovers and camp fire fun this season.
3. Apple Pops
Recipe and photo via: Domestically Blissful
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.
4. Apple Nachos
Recipe and photo via: The Pin Junkie
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.
5. Apple Dip
Recipe and photo via: Tastes Better From Scratch
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.
7. Mini Caramel Apples
Recipe and photo via: My Litter
Want to make caramel apples even cuter? Then carve out the centers to make mini-caramel apples. How absolutely adorable!
8. Boozy Caramel Apples
Recipe and photo via: Liquor.com
Soaking apples in hard cider and brandy before covering them in caramel will add an adult spin on the treat people love at every age. Nothing wrong with a little booze in the mix, right?
Go on and eat your heart out! 'Tis the season for caramel apples so be sure to get your fill. If you want to try other apple recipes while you're at it—check out some of our favorites here.
--Labels and Lacquer girls
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