Why wait for next fall, when caramel apples are a well-deserved winter comfort food?

We love caramel apples, so we didn’t hesitate to adapt this recipe (photo #1) from Produce For Kids, switching the pears for crunchy apples and using warm caramel.

There are two ways to enjoy this recipe: our way, with warm, drippy caramel; and Produce For Kids’ neater technique, which hardens the caramel before serving the snack/dessert to kids.

No sticks required!
 
RECIPE: CARAMEL APPLES, CARAMEL PEARS

Ingredients Per Serving

  • 1 apple or pear, sliced into wedges
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped nuts (peanuts, pecans, pistachios)
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    Preparation #1: Quick Prep

    With warm, drippy caramel, this variation is messier to eat…but perhaps more fun.

    1. MICROWAVE the jar of caramel sauce for 45 seconds. Check consistency and microwave for another few seconds to liquefy as desired.

    2a. PLACE on a plate with the fruit wedges and a ramekin of chopped nuts. Dip a wedge in the caramel, then in the nuts. Eat and repeat. Or…

    2b. Place the wedges on a plate and pour the caramel over them, then sprinkle the nuts. You may want to spear them with a fork; and keep a supply of napkins near.

     
    Preparation #2: Ready To Eat

     

    Caramel Apple Slices
    [1] For a snack or dessert: apple or pear slices dipped in caramel (photo courtesy Produce For Kids).

    Caramel Apple Slices
    [2] Here’s a recipe for homemade caramel sauce, from She Knows.

     
    1. DIP the apple/pear slices into the caramel dip. Lay on parchment-lined freezable plate/tray and sprinkle with the chopped nuts.

    2. FREEZE for at least 30 minutes to harden the caramel. Bring the plate to the table.

      


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