11 Recipes That Prove Caramel Apple Is the New Pumpkin Spice
Like it or not, most people are feeding the pumpkin spice craze. And even those who are not have probably purchased Uggs, taken a selfie with orange leaves, or done something else very basic to welcome the fall season. While we're certainly not here to judge, we do want to introduce you to the flavor that doesn't get the seasonal respect it deserves: caramel apple. From decadent desserts to cheesy apps, it's the perfect way to enjoy cooler temperatures without the cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger you've grown sick of accustomed to. Click through for some of our favorite tried-and-true caramel apple recipes.
Caramel Apple Parfaits
Fall is all about layers and this dessert is on trend. You get caramel, apple, spiced cake and whipped cream with every bite. Click here for the recipe.
Warm Apple Charlotte
Who knew that sliced white sandwich bread could create something so irresistable? It's like a pouch of cinnamon apple goodness that you never want to stop eating. Click here for the recipe.
Caramel Lady Apples
For a more literal take on caramel apple, you can't go wrong with this lady apple variety of an autumn tradition. Click here for the recipe.
Apple Caramel Sundaes
It doesn't need to be summer to enjoy an ice cream sundae. This creative play on a timeless classic may become your new favorite. Click here for the recipe.
Caramel Apple Ice Cream
Soft Apple Cider Caramels
Pass on the bells and whistles of a complex recipe by making these soft apple cider caramels. They're sure to satisfy any candy lover's sweet tooth. Click here for the recipe.
Caramelized Apple Custard Tart
Nothing screams caramel apple more than a delicious apple tart with rich custard. The unusual rye crust takes this particular recipe from great to amazing. Click here for the recipe.
Apple Caramel Clafoutis
This high brow interpretation of the French clafoutis is proof that caramel apple resonates with people from all walks of life. Click here for the recipe.
Almond Semifreddo with Caramelized Apples
Semifreddo's unique texture can be quite polarizing, but the deliciousness of this caramelized apple topping is something we can all agree upon. Click here for the recipe.
Ricotta Toast with Warm Balsamic-Caramel Apples
Cheese and apples have always been a winning pair, but the caramel element brings in another level of sweetness that only enhances the ricotta. Click here for the recipe.
Light and Fluffy Baked Apple Pancake
We'll take one of these every morning to start our day, thank you very much. Bisquick and Aunt Jemima have found a new common enemy. Click here for the recipe.