October 17, 2013

Delicious Caramel and Apple Recipes for October

Posted by Treetopia in The Treetopian Lifestyle

Move over, February! October is turning out to be the sweetest month of the year. From Red Delicious and McIntosh to Gala and Granny Smith, all kinds of apples are ripe for the picking during the cool, fall season.  Caramel is enjoyed all over the world for its sweet, gooey goodness and is considered a perfect accompaniment to apples. What better way to celebrate Apple Month and Caramel Month than by cooking up delectable recipes that combine these two treats?

Caramel Apple Pie ala Mode

When it comes to desserts, nothing is as wholesome and comforting as a slice of freshly baked, home-made apple pie. This mouthwatering Caramel Apple Pie is a modern take on the all-time classic recipe, incorporating a healthy helping of caramel sauce and the captivating flavor of rum into the filling.

slice of apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce

A slice of apple pie ala mode

Serve your family or guests a warm slice of this apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and they’ll be craving for more. If you want caramel sauce that’s even more decadent, cook a batch of this maple caramel sauce for a sinfully sweet and velvety final touch.

Spiced Apple Cider Caramels

Aside from being totally delicious, the best thing about these Spiced Apple Cider Caramels is how easy they are to make. Like most candy, it’s all just a matter of boiling all the ingredients in a pot. The addition of fresh, unfiltered apple cider to this caramel candy recipe will make non-caramel lovers have a change of heart. Its burnt sugar taste blends perfectly with the tartness of the apple cider.

bite-szied apple cider caramel chews

Apple cider caramel chews cut into bite-sized pieces

Unlike some hard, waxy store-bought caramels, these are soft, creamy, and silky-smooth. Cut it into small, bite-sized pieces, and wrap each one in wax or parchment paper to serve at your Halloween party or as giveaways to eager trick-or-treaters.

Gourmet Caramel Apples

Bring back sweet childhood memories with this traditional carnival favorite. Plain old caramel apples are great by themselves, but dip, drizzle, or decorate them with yummy goodies and they become magical. Follow this guide for Gourmet Caramel Apples and experience the delicious variety of ways you can fancy up this festive fare.

caramel apples half-dipped in rainbow sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles, and chopped nuts

These caramel apples are a favorite in carnivals

If you think that making caramel from scratch takes too long, simply melt caramel candies to cut a lot of cooking time. Colorful sprinkles, mini M&M’s, crushed Oreos, chopped cashews, and mini-marshmallows are just a few of the endless options you have for covering your caramel apples. Stick to one topping or mix it up to multiply the fun. A caramel apple with slivered almonds, chocolate chips, a pinch of kosher salt, crushed pretzels, and a drizzle of dark chocolate sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?

Apples and caramel make a fantastic pair that you will love savoring again and again. Try these delectable delights and make your October sweeter than ever.

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