Showing posts with label Caramel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Caramel. Show all posts

Monday, September 30, 2019

Caramel Pecan Cookie Sticks/ #FlavorsofFall

 I received product from the sponsor to
create the recipe below. All opinions on 
the product are mine. 

This week I am participating in a fun group celebrating fall and all the fun and tasty foods that come along with it! If you are like me, then you really love all the foods that celebrate this colorful season and you will love all the recipes coming over the next week from myself and some blogger friends! Millican Pecan Co. is one of our tasty sponsors this week, along with Door County Coffee! As you scroll down you will find an exciting giveaway featuring products from each of our sponsors! Don't forget to enter, and GOOD LUCK!

Today I am sharing my Caramel Pecan Cookie Sticks! They are a fun shortbread cookie full of pecan pieces from Millican Pecan Co. and they are topped off with a bit of caramel drizzle! I think they look and taste like fall, and I know they will be a hit in your house!

Caramel Pecan Cookie Sticks 
(makes 1 dozen cookie sticks) 
(printable recipe at end of page)

1 cup Butter
3/4 cup Sugar
2 cups Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1-1 1/2cups Pecan Pieces
15 Caramel Squares

 In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter on medium speed, for 30 seconds. Add the sugar. Mix on medium speed until incorporated. In a separate bowl, stir the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mix to the butter mix. Mix together to form your dough.
Take the pecan pieces and distribute them into the molds of the pan.
 Although this pan has a design on it, it will make no difference in the outcome of these cookies because the pecans are on the bottom. Take approx. 1 tablespoon of dough and push it into the mold of the pan. You might need a little bit more. Cover the pecans like above. 
Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes.
 As they brown and cook, watch them closely as it doesn't take very long. Remove from oven to cool. Once cool, take them out with any object that won't scratch your pan. I used a plastic fork. It was gentle on the cookie edge, and didn't scratch. Let the cookies cool.
 After the cookies are cooled, melt the caramel. Place the cookies on wax paper. Drizzle the caramel over the cookies.
This is a really easy recipe that highlights the deliciousness of the pecans and adds a bit of sweetness from the caramel. Plus, I think it looks and tastes like fall!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for dropping by! Scroll down to see what all my blogging friends made for today's kickoff to our #FlavorsofFall celebration! (and don't forget to enter the giveaway!)


Welcome to Flavors of Fall where we celebrate all things associated with fall like squash, apples, pecans, sweaters, football; you get the idea!  Ellen from Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures have gathered 24 bloggers who have over 100 recipes they’re sharing this week in celebration of cool weather and sweatshirts.  We hope you find many must make recipes so get your pinning, tweeting, and sharing fingers ready!

Here’s what we made for Monday:

Breakfast
Cinnamon Glazed Donut French Toast by Daily Dish Recipes
Cranberry Pecan Coffee Cake by Family Around the Table
Ginger Pear Muffins by Jolene's Recipe Journal
Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Waffles by Tip Garden
Spiced Coffee Toffee Bread by Cheese Curd In Paradise

Savory
Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Apples by Simple and Savory
Door County Maple Coffee-Crusted Steak by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Fig and Brie Grilled Cheese by The Redhead Baker
Java Beef Flatbread Pizza by Cindy's Recipes and Writings
Pecan Crusted Chicken Cutlets with Pears by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Tuna Pot Pie by Palatable Pastime
Vegan Chili by Red Cottage Chronicles

Dessert
Apple Cheesecake Streusel Bars by Love and Confections
Caramel Apple Cookie Cups by Sweet Beginnings
Caramel Pecan Cookie Sticks by The Freshman Cook
Chocolate Cappuccino Biscotti with Pecans by Blogghetti
Cinnamon Maple Pecan Cookies by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Coffee Granita by Karen's Kitchen Stories
Irish Apple Cake by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Pecan Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie by Crumb Top Baking
Pecan Pie Bars by Books n' Cooks
Pumpkin Bundts with Brown Butter Glaze and Candied Pecans by Our Good Life
Vegan Coffee Layer Cake by The Baking Fairy

Make sure you like Fall Flavors on Facebook and follow the Fall Flavors on Pinterest, too!

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Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800's, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is a 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.


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Caramel Pecan Cookie Sticks

Yield: 1 dozen
Author:

ingredients:

  • 1 cup Butter
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1-1 1/2cups Pecan Pieces
  • 15 Caramel Squares

instructions:

How to cook Caramel Pecan Cookie Sticks

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter on medium speed, for 30 seconds. Add the sugar. Mix on medium speed until incorporated. In a separate bowl, stir the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mix to the butter mix. Mix together to form your dough.
  2. Take the pecan pieces and distribute them into the molds of the pan.
  3. Although this pan has a design on it, it will make no difference in the outcome of these cookies because the pecans are on the bottom. Take approx. 1 tablespoon of dough and push it into the mold of the pan. You might need a little bit more. Cover the pecans like above. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes.
  4. As they brown and cook, watch them closely as it doesn't take very long. Remove from oven to cool. Once cool, take them out with any object that won't scratch your pan. I used a plastic fork. It was gentle on the cookie edge, and didn't scratch. Let the cookies cool.
  5. After the cookies are cooled, melt the caramel. Place the cookies on wax paper. Drizzle the caramel over the cookies.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Deconstructed Chocolate Caramel Mini Apple Pie / #appleweek


This post is sponsored in conjunction with AppleWeek .
I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in
the creation of the AppleWeek recipes.
All opinions are mine alone.


My favorite part of an apple pie is the apples and that sweet, cinnamon sauce that they are cooked in. Mmmm...! So I thought it would be fun to make a pie with a lot of the filling and less of the crust. Don't get me wrong, I love the crust also. But sometimes you just have to change things up a bit! That's how I ended up with this Deconstructed Chocolate Caramel Mini Apple Pie!
Deconstructed Chocolate Caramel Mini Apple Pie
(printable recipe at end of page)
(2 Mini Apple Pies)

1 package of refrigerated Pie Crust
1 Nordic Ware Reversible Pie Top Cutter 
1-2 tablespoons Flour
1 teaspoon unsalted Butter, melted
1/4 cup Sugar
2-3 tablespoons Cinnamon
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
Pinch Nutmeg
1 cup Caramel Bits
2 ounces Milk Chocolate, chopped
1-2 tablespoons Heavy Duty Whipping Cream


Before opening your pie crust, let it come to room temperature. Unroll the packaged pie crust. Of course, you could make your own pie crust if you wanted. Sprinkle a tablespoon of flour on the Nordicware Pie Top Cutter. Place the piece of pie crust on top of the apple side of the cutter. Using a rolling pin, roll over the dough until it looks like the picture above. Then pull off the dough in between the apples. Put the dough aside, and use a toothpick to pick out the apples. Place them on a parchment covered cookie sheet. 
Reroll the dough and the 4 little leaves in the middle. You don't need the cute little leaves for this recipe, but it is hard to avoid them. Place on pie top cutter and do it all over again.
By the end, you will be using little pieces of dough. 
Keep cutting the dough until it is all gone. I used this Swiss Diamond Paring Knife to help me with the job! Very handy and sharp!
Brush each apple with the melted butter.
Mix together the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Sprinkle the mix onto the apple cutouts. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Let cool. These can be made a day or two before serving, keeping in a sealed container.
Chop your apples into small bite sized pieces. Click here to get the most efficient way to get these small pieces! Place apples on the stove with a pat of butter. Add the cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg. Cook on medium, stirring often until slightly soft. Remove from stove, or if you wish to enjoy your pies warm, just turn heat to low, and keep an eye on them while you finish the dish!
Get your caramel melting in a double boiler. Once it is melted, heat 1 tablespoon of heavy duty whipping cream in the microwave until warm. It takes less than 10 seconds. Slowly pour the warm cream into your caramels, stirring constantly until they are incorporated. If the cream is cold, it will not mix well, making your caramel too hard. This way it will be creamy. 
Chop your chocolate into small and large pieces.
Start building the deconstucted pies by placing some apple cutouts in the bottom of the bowls.
Add the cooked apples,
the melted caramel, and top with the chopped chocolate! 

Add a couple more apple pie crusts for fun! Serve and enjoy!

*a couple notes~ This would be great ala mode, and for another fun taste, add chopped peanuts on top of the chocolate and caramel. Then it will taste like a chocolate caramel apple! also....There is no need to make as many apple crusts as I made. Since I was making them anyway,  I froze them for future desserts! 

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Yield: 2 pies

Deconstructed Chocolate Caramel Mini Apple Pie

ingredients:

1 package of refrigerated Pie Crust
1 Nordic Ware Reversible Pie Top Cutter 
1-2 tablespoons Flour
1 teaspoon unsalted Butter, melted
1/4 cup Sugar
2-3 tablespoons Cinnamon
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
Pinch Nutmeg
1 cup Caramel Bits
2 ounces Milk Chocolate, chopped
1-2 tablespoons Heavy Duty Whipping Cream

instructions:


  1. Before opening your pie crust, let it come to room temperature. Unroll the packaged pie crust. Of course, you could make your own pie crust if you wanted. Sprinkle a tablespoon of flour on the Nordicware Pie Top Cutter. Place the piece of pie crust on top of the apple side of the cutter. Using a rolling pin, roll over the dough until it looks like the picture above. Then pull off the dough in between the apples. Put the dough aside, and use a toothpick to pick out the apples. Place them on a parchment covered cookie sheet. 
  2. Reroll the dough and the 4 little leaves in the middle. You don't need the cute little leaves for this recipe, but it is hard to avoid them. Place on pie top cutter and do it all over again.
  3. By the end, you will be using little pieces of dough. 
  4. Keep cutting the dough until it is all gone.
  5. Brush each apple with the melted butter.
  6. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Sprinkle the mix onto the apple cutouts. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Let cool. These can be made a day or two before serving, keeping in a sealed container.
  7. Chop your apples into small bite sized pieces. Click here to get the most efficient way to get these small pieces! Place apples on the stove with a pat of butter. Add the cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg. Cook on medium, stirring often until slightly soft. Remove from stove, or if you wish to enjoy your pies warm, just turn heat to low, and keep an eye on them while you finish the dish!
  8. Get your caramel melting in a double boiler. Once it is melted, heat 1 tablespoon of heavy duty whipping cream in the microwave until warm. It takes less than 10 seconds. Slowly pour the warm cream into your caramels, stirring constantly until they are incorporated. If the cream is cold, it will not mix well, making your caramel too hard. This way it will be creamy.
  9. Chop your chocolate into small and large pieces.
  10. Start building the deconstucted pies by placing some apple cutouts in the bottom of the bowls.
  11. Add the cooked apples, the melted caramel, and top with the chopped chocolate! Add a couple more apple pie crusts for fun! Serve and enjoy!

NOTES:

*a couple notes~ This would be great ala mode, and for another fun taste, add chopped peanuts on top of the chocolate and caramel. Then it will taste like a chocolate caramel apple! also....There is no need to make as many apple crusts as I made. Since I was making them anyway,  I froze them for future desserts!
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Friday, September 29, 2017

Battered Chocolate Caramel Apple Slices / #appleweek

With State Fair season coming up soon, I thought it would be fun to come up with a yummy treat, like you might see at the fair. These Battered Chocolate Caramel Apple Slices are easy to make, and they are tasty too! I used a boxed pancake mix, but I'm sure a homemade recipe will work also. What I love about these is that the pancake coating is light and fluffy, but the apple stays crisp and delicious! These are such fun!
Battered Chocolate Caramel Apple Slices
(printable recipe at end of page)
(makes 8 slices)
Pancake Mix 
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 Rainier HoneyCrisp Apple
1/2 cup Flour
Stick to insert in Apple Slices
Vegetable Oil for frying 
Chocolate
Caramel



Mix pancake batter according to package directions.
Add vanilla to batter. Also add a tablespoon of water at a time to the mix until it is smooth and a little thinner.
 Core the apple.
Place apple slices in a bowl of water.
 Measure the flour and place in a bowl.
 Add a stick to each apple. Dip apple in flour and lightly coat it.
 Dip apple into batter. Let it drip off the loose batter. It should stop dripping after a few drips.
Place apples in oil and fry. Your oil should be at 350 degrees. Turn the apples while they are in the oil. It should only take a few minutes to fry. After taking the apples from the fryer, place them on paper towels to dry.
Melt chocolate and caramels in double boilers. 
Drizzle the apples with chocolate and caramel however you want. I drizzled with chocolate first, refrigerated them and then drizzled them with caramel and refrigerated them again. I think sprinkles would be cute on top of the chocolate and caramel, and so would powdered sugar!


Enjoy!


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Check out more tasty apple recipes here:

Apfelstrudel Recipe (Apple Strudel from Scratch) from House of Nash Eats
 Apple and Onion Cornbread from A Day in the Life on the Farm 
Apple Butter Cheesecake from The Redhead Baker 
Apple Chicken Stew from Jolene's Recipe Journal
 Apple Cider Dark & Stormy from The Crumby Kitchen
 Apple Mincemeat Pie from Palatable Pastime
 Apple Pie Bread from Sew You Think You Can Cook
 Apple Pie Pancakes from 4 Sons 'R' Us
 Apple Praline Bread from Family Around the Table
 Apple Stuffing Crusted Pork Chops from Caroline's Cooking 
Apple Walnut Bars from The Chef Next Door
 Battered Chocolate Caramel Apple Slices from The Freshman Cook
 Caramel Apple Pull Apart Bread from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
 Apple Crack Slaw Eggrolls from Dad What's 4 Dinner 
Cinnamon Apple Donuts from Daily Dish Recipes
 Diminutive Caramel Apples from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
 Easy Caramel Apple Butter from Grumpy's Honeybunch
 Fast and Easy Peanut Butter Yogurt Fruit Dip from Cooking With Carlee
 Mom's Apple Cake from Books n' Cooks
 Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins from Amy's Cooking Adventures
 Roasted Butternut Squash and Apples from Simple and Savory
  Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples from Feeding Big
 Savory Apple Turkey Brie Galette from Bear & Bug Eats
 Swiss Vegetarian Autumn Lasagna With Apples & Squash from All That's Jas 


Battered Chocolate Caramel Apple Slices

INGREDIENTS:


  • Pancake Mix
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Rainier HoneyCrisp Apple
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • Stick to insert in Apple Slices
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
  • Chocolate
  • Caramel

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Mix pancake batter according to package directions.
  2. Add vanilla to batter. Also add a tablespoon of water at a time to the mix until it is smooth and a little thinner.
  3. Core the apple.
  4. Place apple slices in a bowl of water.
  5. Measure the flour and place in a bowl.
  6. Add a stick to each apple. Dip apple in flour and lightly coat it.
  7. Dip apple into batter. Let it drip off the loose batter. It should stop dripping after a few drips.
  8. Place apples in oil and fry. Your oil should be at 350 degrees. Turn the apples while they are in the oil. It should only take a few minutes to fry. After taking the apples from the fryer, place them on paper towels to dry.
  9. Melt chocolate and caramels in double boilers.
  10. Drizzle the apples with chocolate and caramel however you want. I drizzled with chocolate first, refrigerated them and then drizzled them with caramel and refrigerated them again. I think sprinkles would be cute on top of the chocolate and caramel, and so would powdered sugar! Enjoy!
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Chocolate Caramel Apple Bundt Cake / #BundtBakers

It's October and it's Bundt Bakers time, and this Chocolate Caramel Apple Bundt Cake said CELEBRATE to me! This classic chocolate cake is stuffed full of small apple bites, rimmed with toffee chips, and drizzled with caramel sauce. It definitely screams fall!

Chocolate Caramel Apple Bundt Cake
(printable recipe at end of post)
(makes 8 mini bundt cakes)

2 1/4 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
Pinch Salt
2/3 cup Butter
1 3/4 cups Sugar
2 Eggs
3 ounces unsweetened Chocolate, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/4 cups Water
2-3 Granny Smith Apples, cut in to bite sized pieces  
12-15 ounces melted Caramel Bits
1/4 cup Toffee Bits

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease and lightly flour the bundt pan. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In your mixing bowl, mix together the butter and sugar. Beat until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each one. 
Mix in the chocolate and vanilla. Start adding the flour mix, alternating with the water, on low speed, just until combined.
Place apple pieces in to a medium pan. Add butter and sugar. Cook apples until they are soft and starting to caramelize about 10-15 minutes.

Pour batter in to prepared pan.Add approximately 1/4 of the cooked apples to the batter. Use a toothpick to push the apples in to the batter. Bake for 15-20 minutes. 
Cool cake on rack, and remove from pan. When completely cooled, place on plate.
Melt caramel bits in a double boiler. Use a knife to spread a thin layer of caramel around the bottom of the cake. The best way to do this is to spread a little caramel on the cake, then attach bits by pushing a small handful onto the wet caramel. Then move around the cake doing this until the entire cake is trimmed in brittle.
Fill the center of the bundt with a small bit of caramel and apple pieces. Let them overflow on to the cake to look decorative, if you would like. Drizzle melted caramel over the top of the cake and the caramel. This cake tastes great cold or at room temperature!
Enjoy your Chocolate Caramel Apple Bundt Cake!

Scroll down to see more cakes made by #BundtBakers for today's fun and tasty challenge!




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  • Pumpkin Pie Bundt by Jane's Adventures in Dinner




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    yield: 8 mini bundtsprint recipe

    Chocolate Caramel Apple Bundt Cake

    INGREDIENTS:


    • 2 1/4 cups Flour
    • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
    • Pinch Salt
    • 2/3 cup Butter
    • 1 3/4 cups Sugar
    • 2 Eggs
    • 3 ounces unsweetened Chocolate, melted and cooled
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
    • 1 1/4 cups Water
    • 2-3 Granny Smith Apples, cut in to bite sized pieces
    • 12-15 ounces melted Caramel Bits
    • 1/4 cup Toffee Bits

    INSTRUCTIONS:


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Grease and lightly flour the bundt pan. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In your mixing bowl, mix together the butter and sugar. Beat until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each one.
    3. Mix in the chocolate and vanilla. Start adding the flour mix, alternating with the water, on low speed, just until combined.
    4. Place apple pieces in to a medium pan. Add butter and sugar. Cook apples until they are soft and starting to caramelize about 10-15 minutes.
    5. Pour batter in to prepared pan.Add approximately 1/4 of the cooked apples to the batter. Use a toothpick to push the apples in to the batter. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
    6. Cool cake on rack, and remove from pan. When completely cooled, place on plate.
    7. Melt caramel bits in a double boiler. Use a knife to spread a thin layer of caramel around the bottom of the cake. The best way to do this is to spread a little caramel on the cake, then attach bits by pushing a small handful onto the wet caramel. Then move around the cake doing this until the entire cake is trimmed in brittle.
    8. Fill the center of the bundt with a small bit of caramel and apple pieces. Let them overflow on to the cake to look decorative, if you would like. Drizzle melted caramel over the top of the cake and the caramel. This cake tastes great cold or at room temperature!
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