#5 Caramel Apple Cheesecake. I am a cheese cake lover and so this is a natural canvas for most any of my favorite flavors. Plus, this one is a Cooking Light recipe, so it is a bit on the lighter side. http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/caramel-apple-cheesecake-10000001835295/
#4 Caramel Apple Muffins. Let me preface this recipe by saying I do tweak it a bit. I use whole wheat flour instead of white flour and 1% milk instead of 2%. It is definitely more of a sweet treat for breakfast, but works well when paired with an egg and some fruit. http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Caramel-Apple-Muffins
#3 Apple Fritter Rings. Yes, this one is fried. I'm a dietitian and I eat fried foods occasionally and thoroughly enjoy them. I really like these after a nice fall hike. Granted, they don't have any caramel, but if you want to go all out - a light drizzle of caramel sauce would be a tasty touch. Since I hate to fry foods (it seems like such extra work and mess), I don't make these often. But you can bet that I get them at least once in the fall. http://www.marthastewart.com/868726/apple-fritter-rings
#2 Green Apple Frozen Yogurt or Sorbet with Caramel Sauce. You can bet that I keep a sharp eye out at my favorite frozen yogurt shops for the appearance of Green Apple. A little dish of that with a light drizzle of caramel sauce and I'm in heaven! However, in the process of composing this post, I came across a green apple sorbet recipe that I most definitely will have to try. Then I won't have to wait 11 months to have it again. http://www.food.com/recipe/green-apple-sorbet-206436
#1 Caramel Apples. Yep - my all-time favorite is plain-jane caramel apples. Sometimes I make the lovely yet hard-to-eat variety on a stick, but most of the time it is a bowl full of caramel next to a bowl full of cut up apples. You can eat it fondue-style or fill your own bowl. Nothing tastes more like fall to me.
|I love the using foil muffin papers for my caramel apples. These are sprinkled with chopped almonds, cinnamon candies, toasted coconut or mini chocolate chips.|
7 Minute Caramel Recipe
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
Place all ingredients in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. If the consistency isn't perfectly smooth after cooking, use a hand-held, stick blender and viola! Velvety, caramel yumminess!