January 19, 2014 • Category: Dessert
Apples are plentiful and who does not like apples and caramel? The idea of coring apples and stuffing them with caramel candy is one I found in a French recipe book promoting a caramel candy sold in France. I would simply substitute a jar of butterscotch topping or chewy caramel candies likely to melt in the oven.
Use as many apples as you like, preferably small dainty ones. Core the apples after cutting off the top, making sure to leave some apple pulp at the bottom (otherwise the caramel will seep into the dish); slice a small section at the bottom of the apple too, to make it stand up straight. With a knife, make a circular incision all around the apples (this step is optional). Place the apples in an ovenproof plate and insert with several teaspoons of butterscotch topping or caramel candies.
Mix 1/2 cup of apricot jam or orange marmelade with one cup of hot water and pour into the dish before baking the apples. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for about 20 minutes, basting the apples once during baking. Serve immediately.
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Hélène (Cannes) says:
J’ai des bonbons à utiliser ! Quelle délicieuse idée ! Cela fera un joli dessert pour ce soir. je m’y colle maintenant …
On January 19, 2014 at 11:07 am
@Hélène, je crois que c’étaient des carambars (?)
On January 20, 2014 at 8:09 am
Belinda @zomppa says:
I’m not sure I could find anyone who wouldn’t like this!
On January 20, 2014 at 11:59 am
Nuts about food says:
True, caramel and apples are a match made in heaving, and so much simpler than making candied apples!
On January 21, 2014 at 4:38 am
Ozlem's Turkish Tabl says:
they look utterly delicious, a great comfort food 🙂
On January 21, 2014 at 6:44 am
They truly are a delicious combination! What a wonderful and simple idea to use caramel candy to stuff apples for a quick, tasty dessert.
On January 21, 2014 at 3:28 pm
I love caramel apples and this is so clever! A nice change from brown sugar and raisins! But I am fascinated by the addition of jam or marmalade to the baking water! Brilliant!
On January 22, 2014 at 10:54 am
@Jamie, thanks! I thought of it when the recipe called for just adding a couple of tablespoons of water to the pan; I mean, water? come on! 🙂
On January 22, 2014 at 11:08 am
Joumana dear – Now this is what I call a quick treat for the kids and grown-ups in a jiffy and healthful too. I like your idea about subbing with a jar of butterscotch.
chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors
On January 23, 2014 at 7:30 am
Oui, Chef says:
This seems so much simpler than dipping the apples in caramel. Bet they are great warm from the oven!
On January 23, 2014 at 3:47 pm