How to make homemade Fried Apples with Apple Caramel Sauce. This southern dessert recipe is easy to make and tastes like apple pie!
My family actually liked this dessert more than apple pie. Which is saying something since we are huge pie lovers in our household. This dessert is beyond amazing!
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I've had lots going on...
like this amazing Fried Apples with Apple Caramel Sauce....
a trip to emergency....
a crashed computer....
and life just sort of spiraling out of control momentarily.
I've had to put posts on hold while we deal with my 'puter. All my photos were locked up inside. So no new blog posts while we tried to free them.
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You know...pesky life stuff. Luckily I have these fried apples with apple caramel sauce to soften the blow.
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Fried Apples with Apple Caramel Sauce
For the Fried Apples:
- 3 tbsp butter
- 3 medium granny smith apples peeled and cut into very small pieces
- 3 medium gala apples peeled and cut into very small pieces
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
For the Apple Caramel Sauce:
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- ¼ cup water
- 2 tbsp butter
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp reserved sauce drained from your fried apple pan
For the Whipped Cream:
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tbsp confectioners' sugar
For the Fried Apples:
- Spray a large frying pan with non-stick spray. Or you can use a cast iron pan.
- Add the butter to the pan, and warm over medium low heat.
- Add the apples plus both sugars. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 25 minutes, or so. You want the apples to become soft and golden. If you need to you can turn heat down a touch to keep it from cooking too quickly.
- Add the walnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes more over low heat until everything starts to thicken up.
- Turn off the heat, and just leave the cover on to keep it warm while you get your other elements prepared.
For the Apple Caramel Sauce:
- In a medium saucepan combine sugar and water, then cook over medium heat. Cook while stirring until sugar dissolves completely.
- Now cook over medium low heat until the mixture goes an amber colour. This will take about 5 or more minutes depending on your heat. Do not stir. If you need to you can swirl gently, but stirring is a no-no.
- You can also either cover the pot to keep crystals from forming, or brush the inside of the pan with water occasionally to keep it from happening.
- Once it’s a beautiful light amber colour, remove from heat and add butter. Swirl it around. It will bubble up, so do not panic, it is supposed to do that.
- Now add cream and whisk until smooth.
- Add vanilla and drippings from your fried apples and whisk until combined and smooth.
- Pour into a jar and allow to cool for about 10 to 15 minutes.
For the Whipping Cream:
- In a stand mixer, (or a hand mixer) whip the heavy cream and confectioner’s sugar until fluffy. You want nice soft peaks.
- Transfer to a piping bag if desired.
- Keep cold till needed.
Putting it all together:
- Scoop your apples into small jars, or bowls.
- Top with about 1 to 2 tablespoons of apple caramel sauce.
- Pipe whipping cream over top.
- Add walnuts if desired.
- Top with more apple caramel sauce.
- Serve with a big apple caramel smile!
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This just looks so good, I am sure it taste good too. Thanks for sharing.
one, this is beautiful. two, so sorry about all the life happenings! yikes; never good when your body or your computer crashes. i'm positive your photos will look beautiful even without editing. 🙂
Oh wow... Kim, those desserts look incredible! Sorry to hear about the computer and health troubles. This is actually my first visit to your blog and... well, for that reason, I wouldn't have known that you were behind. You have such an amazing archive of recipes and photographs here. I'm going to have so much fun looking through your previous material! Hope that all of your footage was retrievable. Computers are wonderful things when they're working well, but very anxiety provoking when they're not (I lost a whole, 3000 page essay during my uni years. I cried. Lots). Anyway, take care. Love what you're doing here!
Hi! Looking for something a little different for Thanksgiving dessert. Could you please tell me how many servings this makes? Thanks!
It makes about 4 if I remember correctly. We used mason jars for ours. You could likely stretch it to 8 small.
Hello! I just came across your blog while trying to search for some kind of thanksgiving dessert. We have quite a few cheesecake fans in our family(and I just so happen to love making them :D) So I am going to try these fried apples with the sauce as a topping on my new york style cheesecake this year. I bet it will be a huge hit and the best dessert yet! I am now following you on Pinterest for other great ideas! Thank you for the recipe and looking forward to other great pins! 🙂