Apples, Walnuts and Caramel, OH MY!


Baked Apples & Walnuts with Caramel Sauce

For the past few years, I have tried to perfect this easy recipe. Unfortunately, the more I “perfect” it seems to add more steps and more ingredients. AND, more sugar!!

So, I decided not to do anything else to it unless I create another recipe using this as a base.  In the past, I have heard nice comments that this dish tastes like a syrupy, nutty flavorful dish often comes from the individual requesting more. So, of course, I take that as a very good compliment. But, I do want to warn those that try this, that it IS a sweet dish!! It is more like a dessert than a side-dish.

You could also add vanilla ice cream for an Ala Mode . Yumm!! Even better. Enjoy!

Baked Apples & Walnuts with Caramel Sauce

Baked Apples & Walnuts with Caramel Sauce

Yields: 6 servings

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 32 minutes

Total time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

3 apples, cored and sliced

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1 stick butter or margarine, sliced into 1/4” pads

3 Tablespoons brown sugar

3 Tablespoons granulated sugar

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 Tablespoon ground cinnamon

Caramel Sauce:

1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

2 teaspoons butter

11 caramel candy squares, unwrapped

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375° F. Spray an 8-inch glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Mix dry ingredients in small bowl. Stir. Set aside. Place apple slices in baking dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Place 1/2 of butter pads on top of apples. Spoon dry ingredient mixture over apples. Place remaining pads of butter on top.

Place baking dish on to cookie sheet or shallow baking pan to help with any bubbling over. Bake in oven for 20 minutes. Remove dish from oven and slightly stir in top ingredients into the liquid part of dish. Place back into oven for an additional 10 minutes.

While apples are baking, combine condensed milk, butter and caramels into a small microwave-safe dish. Place in microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave for another minute. Stir with fork. Once mixture has melted, whisk for 30 seconds. Liquid should bubble slightly. Set aside for 20 minutes; liquid should become thicker.

Remove apples from oven. Cool for at least 5 minutes. Spoon apples into bowls. Drizzle caramel sauce over apples and serve warm.

NOTE: I have recently entered this recipe in a blog recipe contest located at http://www.kitchencorners.com You’ll have to check out Damaris’ blog.

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About amrecipes

My love of cooking has taken over. I was on the net one day and saw an ad for a recipe contest. I entered. Then, I entered another. Then another, and so on and when I won a contest... an entire year's worth of tomato products, I was hooked. Since then, I've entered many many different recipe contests. I have won a trip to New York, entries into cook-offs, a recipe published in a Kraft/Paula Deen cookbook and many food products and food related items. I enjoy cooking and entering recipe contests. I hope I spark an interest in others to create something they can be proud of. I'm always getting more ideas from the internet. Wow, I remember not having the internet years ago. It's a God send and I'm trying to cover every inch of the food sites!! Join me in my quest to keep fresh ideas flowing and creating new and exciting dishes.
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One Response to Apples, Walnuts and Caramel, OH MY!

  1. This recipe is great. However, if you want to have it up for the cook off please link back to the cook off in this post. If you have questions feel free to contact me.
    xoxo

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