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Deliciously Easy Caramel Stuffed Apples

Caramel apples just scream Halloween and Fall to me, but they can be a challenge to make and to keep looking beautiful. Want an easy, delicious alternative? Enter this easy caramel stuffed apples recipe that will change your life!

Deliciously easy caramel stuffed apples ready to enjoy!
Deliciously easy caramel stuffed apples ready to enjoy!

Halloween is my husband’s absolute favorite holiday. I don’t have any children, but on Halloween night I have a man-child in my house who begs for warm caramel stuffed apples, eats candy while we greet trick-or-treaters, and watches nothing but Goosebumps and Are You Afraid for the Dark re-runs!

These caramel stuffed apples are also the perfect dessert for your fall get-together. I recommend serving them warm, right out of the oven, with vanilla ice cream!

Ingredients

Apples

Well, the recipe is for caramel stuffed apples! Of course you will need some fresh apples! I used honeycrisp apples today but I have made it with Granny Smith apples in the past. Not going to lie, I like the recipe with Granny Smith apples better. The honeycrisp apples are delicious, but Granny Smith add a great sourness with the sweet!

Honey crisp apples.
Honey crisp apples.

To prep the apples, you will need a small melon baller. Slice each apple in half and using the melon baller, scoop out the core and seeds making a well in the apple halves.

Apple half prepared with melon ball scooper.
Apple half prepared with melon ball scooper.

Soft Caramel Candies

I use Kraft Soft Caramel Candies for this recipe. You will need to unwrap about 18 of them for 3 apples. The ratio is 3 caramel candies per cored apple half.

Sugar

This recipe calls for two different types of sugar. You will use both brown sugar and granulated sugar.

Cinnamon

Ground cinnamon will be mixed with both types of sugar and sprinkled over the apples when baking.

Butter

Melted butter is painted on the flesh side of the prepared apples. It helps to hold the sugar and cinnamon mixture to the apples and makes for a great taste.

Pecans

Crushed pecans add a great taste and texture to this recipe. They are added to the apples at the same time as the caramel candies.

Chocolate chips or melting chocolate

Melted chocolate is used as a yummy and beautiful topping for these caramel stuffed apples. You can use white, dark or milk chocolate chips or melts. I use milk chocolate chips. They melt easily in the microwave with just a splash of canola oil. They will only need to heat for about 30-45 seconds. Stir them well to finish the melting process.

Soft caramels, pecans and chocolate chips.
Soft caramels, pecans and chocolate chips.

How to Make the Caramel Stuffed Apples

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Mix the sugar, cinnamon, and a dash of sea salt together in a small mixing bowl.

Slice the apples in half and using a melon baller, scoop out the seeds and center of the apple.

Place the halved apples in an 11×7 baking dish (2 Quart) with the flesh side up.  

Brush the flesh side of the apples with melted butter.

Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture evenly over the apples.

Apple halves brushed with butter and sprinkled with sugar cinnamon mixture.
Apple halves brushed with butter and sprinkled with sugar cinnamon mixture.

Add ¼ cup of water to the bottom of the pan to help steam the apples while they cook.

Bake the apples for 15-20 minutes. Note that larger apples will take a little longer to cook.

While the apples cook, unwrap all the caramel candies.

Then, pull the apples out of the oven and add the caramel candies to the hole in the middle of the apples, 3 caramel candies per apple half.  Evenly sprinkle the crushed pecans, between the apples, on top of the caramels. 

Apples stuffed with caramels and crushed pecans.
Apples stuffed with caramels and crushed pecans.

Place back in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the caramels have fully melted. Drizzle the baked caramel stuffed apples with melted chocolate. And, enjoy.

The stuffed apples are delicious topped with vanilla ice cream.

Deliciously Easy Caramel Stuffed Apples

Deliciously Easy Caramel Stuffed Apples

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Caramel apples just scream Halloween and Fall to me, but they can be a challenge to make and to keep looking beautiful. Want an easy, delicious alternative? Enter this easy caramel stuffed apples recipe that will change your life!

Ingredients

  • 3 Honeycrisp or Granny Smith Apples
  • 2 TBSP melted butter
  • 2 TBSP granulated sugar
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon
  • Dash sea salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • 18 soft caramel candies
  • 1/3 cup Crushed Pecans
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate chips or melting chocolate, fully melted

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix the sugars, cinnamon, and sea salt together in a small
bowl.

Slice the apples in half and using a melon baller, scoop out
the seeds and center of the apple.

Place all the apples in an 11x7 baking dish with the flesh
side up.  

Brush the flesh side of the apples with the melted butter.

Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture evenly over the apples.

Add ¼ cup of water to the bottom of the pan to help steam
the apples while they bake.

Bake the apples for 15-20 minutes. Larger apples will take a
little longer to cook.

While the apples cook, unwrap the caramel candies.

Then, pull the apples out of the oven and add the caramel
candies to the hole in the middle of the apples, 3 per apple half.  Evenly sprinkle the crushed pecans, between
the apples, on top of the caramels.  Place
back in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the caramels have fully melted.

Once the apples are done, pull them out of the oven and drizzle with melted chocolate. And, enjoy! I recommend serving warm and topped with vanilla ice cream.

Notes

Store left over caramel stuffed apples in an airtight container.

They can be reheated in the microwave.

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