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!
Sorry it's been a bit since you last saw me.
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.
The good news is its hitting the service department tomorrow.
The bad news isI'm using mini-me's and she doesn't have photo editing software on hers. So it may be a bumpy 10 days till we get mine sorted out.
But fear not, I shall find a way to bring your recipes, with photos, one way or another.
Also I'm fine. I had a stomach issue that reduced me to tears so I had to go on meds for pain and to stop the spasms. I'm a-okay now.
So never fear, I haven't stopped blogging (gasps in horror). I just had to deal with life.
You know...pesky life stuff. Luckily I have these fried apples with apple caramel sauce to soften the blow.
More Apple Recipes:
- Caramel Apple Dip
- Apple Pull Apart Bread with Caramel Drizzle
- Turtle Apples
- Skillet Caramel Apple Crisp
- Cookie Butter Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Streusel Topping
- Overnight Apple Pecan Caramel Sticky Buns
- Easy Apple Sangria
- Caramel Apple Triscuit Bites
Places to stalk Cravings of a Lunatic
Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Pinterest
Instagram ~ YouTube ~ Kiss My Smoke
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!
Thanks for visiting today!
If you’re looking for more dessert recipes be sure to check out my recipe index. You can also find a lot more Thanksgiving recipes as well.
Be sure to follow me on Pinterest while you’re here. I love pinning great recipes! Also, make sure you follow me on Instagram. It’s a great way to stay up to date with the blog.
Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
I voted for you! Your fried apples and apple caramel sauce look amazing. it's a sure winner! God luck!
Sorry to hear about your computer. I always have a backup external hard drive hooked up that continually backs up my computer - I've learned the hard way that crashes are no fun. I really should put Photoshop on our laptop, though, just in case. Anyway, also sorry to hear about your health problems, but it sounds like things are getting better. What a bummer, though. Great looking recipe - I'll have to go vote!
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
Emergency? Are you okay?
Computers can be cranky buggers sometimes. It's just part of the territory. We'll all go vote. 🙂
I voted! If you can't depend on your blog community, who can you depend on? 😉
good luck! I happily voted for you! You inspire a lot of my own creativity
Choc Chip Uru
This recipe deserves the vote my friend 😀
Hope your computer stops fritzing!
Choc Chip Uru
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
Amazing! Heading over to vote now!
I going to see if it's not to late for me to vote... it's a fantastic treat. 🙂 I hope you and your computer are going to be 100% soon. Sending you a big hug! ~ Ramona
You're such a trooper, Kim! Gotta love life's little punches. This recipe looks amazing. Drool!
Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen
Oh, hope you are all better now. You are doing pretty damn good for not having any photo editing software at the moment. I think I'd have to drizzle that sauce straight into my mouth. Lovely, lovely dessert!
Anna @ hiddenponies
Glad you're feeling better, pesky life getting in the way of blogging! I am lost without my computer. These fried apples sound way better than making a whole pie!
Colette @ JFF
Hiya, Kim Doll! So glad your tummy's feeling better.
Sorry I missed voting for you - I love your recipes! oxo
Looks amazing!! Apples are my favorite fruit to bake with!! Good Luck!!
Oh my goodness! I have no words!
Kevin @ Closet Cooking
That looks so amazingly good!
Viviane Bauquet Farre- Food and Style
Absolutely divine, Kim Bee!
Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen
Naughty computer, hope it gets sorted soon. Glad you're okay too. Your apple dessert looks divine, apple caramel sauce sounds amazing!
Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
This does look like a fabulous dessert. Sorry about your troubles. Hope you're back to normal soon.
Nancy @ gottagetbaked
Yikes, sorry to hear about all the personal turmoil happening, Kim! A crashed computer and paralyzing stomach pains sound like the makings of the worst week ever. I hope you're feeling better and that the computer coughs up your gorgeous photos soon. Love this dish - I'm drooling over those rich ribbons of caramel there!
Kate | Food Babbles
Oh my goodness, you've been a busy lady! SO glad you're alright. So bummed that your computer is on the fritz. I would just lose it. I would probably cry. I back my entire computer up on an external hard drive often because if I ever had my computer crash I would just weep. On another note, these fried apples and that ooey gooey caramel sauce looks AMAZING!!! I'll be giving this a try one day this week. Yum!