Published : Wednesday, 06 Oct 2010, 10:27 AM EDT
(WTNH) - Baked caramel apples with toasted walnuts and pecans
About 10 medium apples, peeled and cored
Pure vanilla extract
1/2 stick butter
Store bought caramel sauce or homemade caramel sauce
Toasted walnuts and pecans
Slice your apples to about 1/4 inch thick and mix in a bowl with lemon juice to prevent from browning. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and if possible, some all-spice. Add 1 tsp vanilla extract. Pour in about 1/4 cup maple syrup or caramel sauce or use apple cider if worried about calories. Mix together and pour into a baking dish. At this point, you can either throw in the nuts or add them roasted and candied at the very end.
You can also include oats to make it an apple crisp. You do this by combining 1 cup quick oats with room temperature butter and forming little clusters of butter and oat with your hands. Then you sprinkle this over the top, add more caramel sauce and bake it off!
If you're not using the oat-butter mixture, cover with cubes of butter and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until apples are tender and juicy. When apples come out of oven, drizzle with the caramel sauce and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Top with ice cream or frozen yogurt
Recipe: Holly Pinafore