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

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Deconstructed Chocolate Caramel Mini Apple Pie / #appleweek


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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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    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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    Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    Caramel Apple Bread

    Welcome Fall! It's beginning to feel a little like fall here in North Carolina, so I knew it was time for this moist and yummy Caramel Apple Bread!  I used Granny Smith apples for this recipe  because I just love their slightly tart flavor, and especially when they are combined with sweet caramel. You could add nuts to this recipe if you would like. Chopped pecans would be tasty! This bread can be made ahead of time, and if you wanted you could drizzle the caramel sauce right before serving, even if you made the bread earlier in the day!

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    Caramel Apple Bread

    Thursday, October 16, 2014

    Spiced Apple Bundt Cake w/ a Caramel Brickle Drizzle/#BundtBakers

    Today I am celebrating fall by making this Spiced Apple Bundt Cake with a Caramel Brickle Drizzle. Fall is definitely in the air here in North Carolina. The days are mild and gorgeous, and the nights are  brisk enough for a fire in the fire pit. Definitely a reason to celebrate! Another reason to celebrate?! This bundt cake is part of #BundtBakers. This months theme is caramel.....Yum!  So check out all the other goodies, after you see mine, of course!! You are sure to find several favorites!
    Spiced Apple Bundt Cake w/ a Caramel Brickle Drizzle

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    Apples w/ Creamy Caramel Dip~A Tribute to Daniel

    This post is a special tribute to a fellow food blogger, Daniel Saraga, who was the author of the wonderful blog, The Haggis and The Herring.  Daniel  passed away recently and he will be missed  by many, including the Secret Recipe Club and the food blogging community. In his honor, I made this recipe from Daniels blog. This is definitely my type of autumn recipe with apples and caramel and pure yumminess! Thank you, Daniel!
    Apples with Creamy Caramel Dip
    1- 8oz Cream Cheese (softened)
    3/4 cup Brown Sugar
    2/3 cup crushed Heath Bars
    Granny Smith Apples
    Lemon Juice (for drizzle)
    Caramel Sauce
    25 squares Caramel
    1/3 cup Whipping Cream

    Blend soft cream cheese and brown sugar together.
    Place mixture in a small dish or platter.
    Make caramel sauce by combining the caramels 
    and the whipping cream.
    Mix together over low heat, until smooth. 
    Sprinkle 1/2 of the Heath candy pieces over the 
    cream cheese mixture.
    Spread some of the caramel over the top 
    of the Heath pieces.
     Sprinkle the remainder of the Heath bar pieces over 
    the caramel, and then top the candy pieces with 
    more caramel.
    Cut your apple into small bite size pieces.
    Sprinkle with the lemon to keep the apples
    from turning brown.
    Enjoy with family and friends!

    I changed a few thing in Daniel's recipe. 
    Check out his original recipe.

    Read Daniel's wife's eulogy to her husband.
    It is a touching and heart warming tribute.