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Apple Pie Caramel Apples – Disneyland Copycat


You no longer have to wait to get these Apple Pie Caramel Apples at Disneyland. You can create the perfect, taste-like fall, apple at home with this delicious recipe and step-by-step tutorial.


Bring the magic to your kitchen!!

Finished Apple Pie Caramel Apples sitting in front of a slate background



Not only is this a copycat version of the famous Disney apples but this yummy treat is also very similar to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Caramel Apples.


A tart green apple covered in gooey caramel, coated with sweet white chocolate, and topped with crumbled pie crust and cinnamon sugar; that is the perfect balance of tangy and sweet if you ask me.


Definitely a must-try!!

Ingredients you will need:

  • 4 Granny Smith apples
  • 4 Popsicle sticks
  • 11 ounces soft caramels (you could also make homemade caramel if you choose)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 premade pie crust + 1 tablespoon butter  (or you can use 6 cinnamon sugar graham crackers instead)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12 ounces white melting chocolate or almond bark



The equipment you will be using



How to make Apple Pie Caramel Apples

If you are planning to use pie crust as we do in this recipe you will need to follow these first few steps. If not and you are going to use the graham crackers you can skip to the next step.

  • Preheat your oven to 370°F
  • Unfold the pie crust and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Melt the butter and spread onto the pie crust using a pastry brush until just wet. Don’t put too much butter on.
  • Combine the cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl.
  • Use your hands to sprinkle half of the cinnamon mixture onto the buttered pie crust. Transfer the remaining cinnamon mixture to a shaker for later.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes.
  • Continue onto the next steps while baking the pie crust.



Wash the granny smiths with warm water and a scrub brush. Dry thoroughly. Once dry you can prep them with a popsicle stick in the center of each apple.



Add wax paper to a second baking pan and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.


Add caramels and water to a microwave-safe small bowl. Melt for 30-second increments, stirring between each session, until melted and smooth.



Dip the apples into the caramel. Use a spoon to help cover the apple if needed.



Use a knife to run across the bottom of the apple to remove extra caramel.


Repeat for remaining apples.



Place the caramel apples on the prepared wax sheet and then place them in the fridge for about an hour.



Just before removing apples from the fridge, crush the pie crust in the food processor. Remove any large crumbles from the mixture.


If you are using graham cracker crumbs instead you can go ahead and prep those at this point too.



Remove the cold apples from the fridge. Cut off extra caramel that has puddled at the base of the apple.



Melt the white chocolate for 30-second increments, stirring between sessions until melted.


Dip the caramel apples into the chocolate and usin a spoon if needed to help cover the apple with the chocolate.


Shake any extra chocolate off, and place them back onto the wax paper.



Shake the reserved cinnamon sugar mixture onto the top of the apple. Allow the chocolate to sit for a minute.



Take the coated apple and roll the base of the apple into the pie (or cracker) crumbs.


Repeat for remaining apples.



Allow the apples to set. You can place the apple pie caramel apples in the fridge until about 30 minutes to an hour before serving.


Be sure to remove the finished apples from the fridge about 30 minutes to an hour before serving or it will be really hard to bite into.

Why are Granny Smith apples traditionally used for caramel apples?

Because they are tart apples and that makes them the best choice for complimenting the sweetness of caramel. They are also often the most affordable apple choice which allows makers to keep cost low but still with a super yummy treat.

Should you refridgerate these Apple Pie Caramel Apples?

Yes, If you want to keep the best taste and firmness for as long as possible it is recommended that you refrigerate these apples, including any type of caramel apples, store-bought or otherwise.

How long will these apples last in the fridge?

They should stay fresh up to 1 week in the fridge, much past that point your apple will start to turn.

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Apple Pie Caramel Apples

Apple Pie Caramel Apples

Yield: 4 apples
Prep Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

You no longer have to wait to get these Apple Pie Caramel Apples at Disneyland. You can create the perfect, taste-like fall, apple at home with this delicious recipe and step-by-step tutorial.

Ingredients

  • 4 Granny Smith apples
  • 4 Popsicle sticks
  • 11 ounces soft caramels
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 premade pie crust + 1 tablespoon butter (or you can use 6 cinnamon sugar graham crackers instead)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12 ounces white melting chocolate or almond bark

Instructions

  1. If using pie crust: (O

    a. Preheat oven to 370°F
    b. Unfold the pie crust and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    c. Melt the butter and spread onto the pie crust
    using a pastry brush until just wet. Don’t put too much butter on.
    d. Combine the cinnamon and sugar together in a
    small bowl.
    e. Use your hands to sprinkle half of the cinnamon
    mixture onto the buttered pie crust. Transfer the remaining cinnamon mixture to a shaker for later.
    f. Bake for 17-20 minutes.
    g. Continue onto the next steps while baking the pie crust.
  1. Wash the apples with warm water and a scrub brush. Dry thoroughly.
  2. Add wax paper to a second baking pan and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Add caramels and water to a microwave-safe small bowl. Melt for 30-second increments, stirring between each session, until melted and smooth.
  4. Dip apples into caramel. Use a spoon to help cover the apple if needed.
  5. Use a knife to run across the bottom of the Apple to remove extra caramel.
  6. Repeat for remaining apples.
  7. Place caramel apples on the prepared wax sheet and place in the fridge for about an hour.
  8. Just before removing apples from the fridge, crush the pie crust or crackers in the food processor. Remove any large crumbles from the mixture.
  9. Remove apples from the fridge. Cut off extra caramel that has puddled at the base of the apple.
  10. Melt the chocolate melts for 30-second increments, stirring between sessions until melted.
  11. Dip the caramel apple into the chocolate. Use a spoon if needed to help cover the apple with the chocolate.
  12. Shake any extra chocolate off, and back onto the wax paper.
  13. Shake the reserved cinnamon sugar mixture onto the top of the apple. Allow the chocolate to sit for a minute.
  14. Take the apple and roll the base of the apple into the pie (or cracker) crumbs.
  15. Repeat for remaining apples.
  16. Allow apples to set. You can place the caramel apples in the fridge until about 30 minutes to an hour before serving.

Notes

Be sure to remove the finished apples from the fridge about 30 minutes to an hour before serving or it will be really hard to bite into.


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