Like pumpkin and spice, some fall flavors are just meant to be together. For me, no combo is more perfect for the season than juicy apples and sweet caramel. The refreshing snap of a freshly picked apple is enhanced by the sweetness of gooey caramel. After a day at the orchard, I love rushing home to create a tray full of these goodies.
Caramel Apple Bread Pudding: No dessert says, “I know my way around the kitchen” like bread pudding. Impress your friends with this winning recipe that requires only 20 minutes of preparation.
Caramel Apple Dip: Simpler is better when it comes to this easy-peasy dip. In no time, you’ve got a snack that has the great flavors of fall in an easy-to-snack-on variation.
Moist Caramel Apple Cake: Sometimes cheaters do prosper—and this recipe, which calls for yellow cake mix, is proof! The secret is pudding mix, which creates the delicate moistness often associated with made-from-scratch cake. No one will be the wiser.
Caramel Apple Crisp Bars: These crowd-pleasing bars are the best answer to the question of what to bring to your next family dinner. Bulked up with the yummy texture of oats and brown sugar, they also make great companions for your morning coffee.
If you love caramel apples as much as I do but never thought you possessed the culinary know-how to make them yourself, try Peanut Butter-Swirl Caramel Apples. Soon you’ll be covering your apples with caramel, candies, cookies, nuts and anything else you can think of. Make use of your new skill by sharing this fall favorite at tailgating parties or in DIY gift bags.