Tart Granny Smith apples are dipped in chewy caramel, covered in white chocolate, dusted with cinnamon sugar, and then finished with crumbs from a pie crust, just like those from Disneyland!
For more of our absolute favorites, visit our recipes for churros, churro funnel cake, and dole whip.
Hello, Lil’ Luna readers! I’m Samantha from Five Heart Home, and I’m thrilled to be back today to assist Kristyn in celebrating a week filled with everything Disney!
Specialty caramel apples are one of the delicious treats famously linked to Disney World and Disneyland. Given how much people love Apple Pie Caramel Apples, I thought it would be fun to share this mouthwatering copycat recipe with you today.
Tart Granny Smith apples are first dipped in caramel to create apple pie caramel apples. The apples are covered in white chocolate and then covered in cinnamon sugar after the caramel has hardened. Finally, pie crust crumbs are applied to the base of each apple. It is entirely up to you whether you prefer graham cracker crumbs or a standard baked pie crust. Go ahead and use a plain pie crust if you have one on hand, but graham cracker crumbs are equally delicious and probably more widely available. So feel free to use whichever is most convenient!.
Here is 2 recipe(s):
Apple Pie Caramel Apple Recipe
Your favorite Disney treat is easily made at home for a fraction of the cost with this Apple Pie Caramel Apples “Disney Copycat Recipe”: tart Granny Smith apples are dipped in chewy caramel, covered in white chocolate, dusted with cinnamon sugar, and then finished with pie crust crumbs.
Serving Size: 1 serving
Nutritional Information: ServingSize 1 serving; calories 4265 kcal; carbohydrate 647 g; protein 47 g; fat 180 g; saturated fat 87 g; cholesterol 93 mg; sodium 1775 mg; fiber 26 g; sugar 497 g.
- 4-5 large Granny Smith apples
- 4-5 popsicle sticks (or cookie/cake pop sticks)
- Kraft Caramel Bits, 11 oz. (or the same number of soft caramel squares, unwrapped)
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 pie crust
- (Ghirardelli or vanilla candy coating) 12 oz. white chocolate melting wafers
- In a shaker, combine 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to make cinnamon sugar.
- Wash the apples in hot water while scrubbing to get rid of the waxy coating as much as you can. Dry completely, then push a stick at least halfway through the center of each apple’s top. Wax paper should be used to line a baking sheet, and nonstick cooking spray should be used. Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan set over medium-low heat, melt the caramel bits and water. For about 3 minutes, stir occasionally until everything is completely smooth and melted. Dip each apple into the melted caramel. Use a spoon or butter knife to scrape the caramel from the apple’s bottom, letting the extra caramel drip back into the pot. Refrigerate for at least an hour, or until the caramel is completely cooled and set, the dipped apples on the prepared baking sheet.
- The baked pie crust (or Graham crackers) should be ground into fine crumbs using a food processor or blender. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
- Melt the vanilla candy coating or white chocolate melting wafers in accordance with the directions on the packaging. Each caramel apple should be dipped into the melted white chocolate, let the excess drip, and then scrape it off the bottom. Completely cover the apple with a generous amount of cinnamon sugar right away. Dip the bottom half of each apple into the pie crust crumbs after the white chocolate has had a chance to set for a minute. Reposition the apple on the wax paper and give it time to fully set.
Apple Pie Caramel Apples
The best Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory copycat recipe for caramel apples, these Apple Pie Caramel Apples are simple to make and absolutely delicious.
Serving Size: 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 serving; Calories: 1028 kcal; Carbohydrates: 184g; Protein: 6g; Fat: 31g; Saturated Fat: 24g; Cholesterol: 8mg; Sodium: 304mg; Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 164g; Unsaturated Fat: 6g.
- 6 Granny Smith apples (washed and dried)
- 24 oz. Peter’s Caramel (Kraft caramels work just as well) Just follow instructions for melting. ).
- White chocolate chips or 16 oz. of white almond bark (see notes)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Wash and dry apples thoroughly. Remove apple stems. Take some sticks and insert them about halfway through the apple’s top. I purchased sticks with one pointy end, which made putting the sticks in much simpler. You can use popsicle sticks for this too.
- Combine the brown sugar, sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Mix to combine.
- While the caramel is melting, arrange the apples on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and freeze them.
- Melt the caramel according to package directions. Take the apples out of the freezer once the caramel has melted, then dip them in it. Scrape off any excess caramel on the bottom. When you place it on your tray, this will stop it from pooling. Reposition the apples covered in caramel on the baking sheet lined with wax paper. To hasten the setting of the caramel, place the apples in the freezer.
- Melt the almond bark (or white chocolate). Once melted, dip each apple into the white chocolate. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture generously over the apples right after dipping them in the white almond bark.
- After completion, place the apples in the freezer for five minutes to set. Remove from freezer, cut into 8 slices and enjoy!.
Apple Pie Caramel Apples | Shereka’s World
How do you get caramel to stick to apples?
The best apples for caramel apples include Granny Smith, Fuji, and Honeycrisp, but you can use any apple variety you like. Because Granny Smith apples are tart, which goes well with sweet, buttery caramel, they are a popular choice for caramel apples.
Do you cook apples before putting them in a pie?
If at all possible, chill the apples in the refrigerator for at least one day before dipping. As you dip the apples, the cold apples will help the warm caramel adhere to them more quickly.