10 Ways to Enjoy Caramel Apple (When It's Not a Caramel Apple!)
Fall means fuzzy sweaters, warm socks, new scarves, and fall festivals. Autumn brings us cooler nights, brisk breezes, and juicy apples picked from trees. Everyone loves to enjoy traditional caramel apples this time of year, but I've got 10 amazing recipes that let you enjoy the flavors of caramel apples in other ways.
Why We Love Caramel Apple Recipes
Fall weather means apples are abundant at farmer's markets. There are so many delicious apple varieties perfect for cooking and baking. Cinnamon pairs great with apples and, of course, apples covered in caramel is simply amazing. On the downside, fall weather also means that winter is just that much closer. So here's to light jackets, warm drinks, and delicious caramel apple treats this fall!
1. Dutch Apple Pie
There's just something about Dutch Apple Pie like Grandma used to make, but with its crunchy brown sugar topping, walnut crust, and goat milk caramel on top, this is definitely not your grandma's apple pie! Pint Sized Baker has all three fall favorite recipes ready and waiting for you to make them! You just gotta try that homemade caramel!
2. Baked Brie with Apples
Let's say that it's book club night and you're having a few friends over for some wine to talk about your latest book and you have no idea what to serve. Two Peas and Their Pod have you covered with this baked Brie with apples and salted caramel sauce. The ladies will love it, and you'll be the hostess with the mostess!
3. Caramel Apple Brown Ale Cake
Is your man celebrating a fall birthday? Check out this apple cake made with BEER! Yes, that's right ladies. Serve your man a cake baked with his favorite brown ale and I bet you'll have a happy hubby. Get the recipe from The Beeroness.
4. Baked Stuffed Apples
These baked apples are the perfect treat for the end of a long week. They're stuffed full of a mixture of brown sugar oatmeal crumble and baked until soft and tender. Celebrating Sweets serves them up with a heaping scoop of ice cream and a generous drizzle of caramel. Relax in your yoga pants, because you deserve it!
5. Gluten Free Caramel Apple Cake
This gluten free cake is perfect for all cake lovers. By swapping out GF flour and almond flour for all-purpose flour, Fearless Dining has created a caramel apple dessert that is perfect for a weeknight family dessert or a great sheet cake to take into the office for a potluck party.
6. Pull-Apart Apple Bread
Breakfast is calling -- and it's made with just three items from the grocery store. Biscuits + Apple Pie Filling + Caramel Sauce = Pull Apart Apple Bread. Pint Sized Baker shows you how easy it is to put together and serve for a big family brunch.
7. Raw Caramel Apple Cobbler
I know this isn't the type of cobbler that you're used to seeing, but the good news is that it's ready to eat in no time at all. It's gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan so you can feel good about indulging in this treat. Spabettie has this great recipe to make the cobbler from dates, cashews, and figs. Sounds like the perfect way to enjoy a caramel apple without worrying about my jeans fitting later.
8. Caramel Apple Coffee Cake
Invite the neighbors over for a midday pick-me-up of hot cider and coffee cake. This Caramel Apple Coffee Cake has a layer of baked apples in the center and crumble topping that cannot be beat! Your Cup of Cake clearly states to add a generous spoonful of caramel to the cake when serving it. I'm sure this will be the hit of your autumn baking.
9. Apple Caramel Cider Float
If your fall weather doesn't exactly know that it's supposed to arrive and you're still sweltering in the heat, then this is the dessert for YOU! A cool ice cream float loaded with apple cider and a caramel drizzle will help you to at least pretend that it's fall. In fact, NeighborFood calls these "Holy Autumn Goodness." I think I could totally be down no matter what the temperature is outside!
10. Caramel Apple Cheesecake
Dress up your favorite cheesecake recipe with a yummy caramel and cinnamon apple recipe. Everyone would love to have a big 'ol slice of this cheesecake with a tall glass of milk. Get the full recipe from Crunchy Creamy Sweet.