When fall comes, I'm always drawn to apples. I love the different variaties, the crunch, the taste...especially Honey Crisp. Apples can be found in abundance near Cashmere and Wenatchee at this time of year, and even our local grocery markets lower their prices. Perfect time to go buy a bag or a box!
So, when our Women's Bible Study group was due to start up again, I wanted to do a light, easy dessert for our first session. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I've always loved caramel apples, except for the fact that they are difficult to eat without making a mess. When my friend, Lois, and I attended the Covered Bridge Festival in Indiana years ago, I came upon a booth selling caramel apples in a bowl...loved the idea and the ease of eating it this way!
I thought it would be fun to provide a choice of toppings, along with the warm caramel. My list included chopped Almonds, Pecans, Walnuts, Toasted Coconut, Mini Chocolate Chips, Candy Corn, and Salted Chocolate Candy Corn (Target has many varieties of Candy Corn this year).
The dessert was a hit...and so easy to put together! If you are having a gathering of friends at your home this fall, it's a fun alternative to sticky caramel apples!
If you are looking for other apple desserts, look here and here. Guess it's a good thing I live in the state of Washington where apples are plentiful! I love going into Haggen's market at this time of year and helping myself to a cup of hot cider, with a dab of their hot buttered rum mix thrown in...delicious! Hope you have had a chance to enjoy some fall leaf gazing this fall...the drive across Stevens Pass has been fabulous.
What is your favorite thing about fall? Would love to hear from you. Warmly, Gracia