Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Spice Caramel Apples

A favorite fall treat all spiced up!  Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Spice Caramel Apples are a mouthful in more ways than one. So easy to make and flavored with a dash of pumpkin spice seasoning making them one perfect sweet treat for the holidays.

A fun fall treat for the holidays, Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Spice Caramel Apples are easy to make and festive. TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

You can’t do fall without a caramel apple in hand and, if you’re a pumpkin spice lover, you will flip over these gourmet Caramel Apples you can easily make at home. Drenched in chocolate, these apples hide a little secret and you’re going to want to make them on repeat for the entire season.

I mean, why just make any homemade caramel apple recipe when you can add some POW to the snack. These easy to make Pumpkin Spice Caramel Apples are everything you love about fall. Gooey caramel seasoned with pumpkin pie spice and blanketing a crisp, juicy apple. This is one treat you don’t have to save for the kids.

PUMPKIN SPICE CARAMEL APPLES

Gourmet Caramel Apples are a staple in our house once the weather starts to get chilly. Crisp, juicy apples coated in a sweet, gooey caramel coating and then dipped in melted chocolate are usually the go-to.

You can find so many varieties of caramel apples during the season but this caramel apple recipe is flavored with the warm spices you love in pumpkin pie seasoning. It adds a great fall flavor to an already popular autumn dessert.

Caramel Apples are created by dipping or rolling apples-on-a-stick in hot caramel, and then sometimes rolling them in nuts, candy, crushed cookies or other confections, and allowing them to cool. 

Unlike Candy Apples, these gourmet apples are infinitely easier to eat!

They make a great DIY gift for hostesses or party favors.

A fun fall treat for the holidays, Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Spice Caramel Apples are easy to make and festive. TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

HOW TO MAKE CARAMEL APPLES

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Apples are super easy to make from scratch and even can double as a Halloween treat! The caramel used to make caramel apples is not the same as my favorite salted caramel sauce. Caramel Sauce is much thinner and won’t stick to the apple. So, while super tasty….it’s best for drizzling on apple pie or using as a dip.

Here’s how to make them: 

Cook the sugar, corn syrup and water over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.

Swirl the pan (do not stir), until it becomes a light amber color, approximately 8-10 minutes.

Slowly whisk in the heavy cream until smooth.

Whisk in the butter and pumpkin pie spice.

Cool the caramel for 2-3 minutes.

Insert the sticks into the stem end of the apples.

Dip each apple in the caramel turning to coat.
 
Cool on a parchment lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
 
Melt the chocolate in the microwave.
 
Dip the apples in the chocolate turning to coat.
 
Allow the chocolate to harden completely before serving.
 
Once the chocolate is set, you can wrap the apple individually or store in an airtight container until ready to eat.

A fun fall treat for the holidays, Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Spice Caramel Apples are easy to make and festive. TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

BEST APPLES FOR CARAMEL APPLES

Because the coating on caramel apples is sweet, I like to use an apple that’s firm, crisp and slightly tart. Honeycrisp, Fuji and Granny Smith apples work especially well. We like to use Granny Smith most often for a homemade caramel apple but for this recipe we went with Honeycrisp.

You’ll also want to select small to medium sized apples because they’re easier to eat and dip. If you want a more Gourmet Caramel Apple, the large sized apples work perfectly and make an impressive presentation.

Also, be sure to select apples that are firm with no visible brown spots.

A fun fall treat for the holidays, Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Spice Caramel Apples are easy to make and festive. TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

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MORE APPLE RECIPES

If you love this caramel apple recipe you may also like this easy Caramel Apple Bread Pudding. It’s super simple to make and drenched with our favorite caramel sauce. Or try these easy Caramel Apple Nachos, our favorite Apple Fritters or these super simple Apple Dumplings!

The best and healthiest after school snack, this Easy Caramel Apple Nachos recipe will win over picky eaters. TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Spice Caramel Apples

Kellie
Pump up your caramel apples with pumpkin spice and a shower of chocolate!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 apples
Calories 850 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Stonemill Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 6 gala or red delicious apples
  • 2 7.05 oz Choceur White Chocolate bars
  • 4.4 oz Moser Roth Dark 70% Chocolate bar

Instructions
 

  • In a medium saucepan, add the sugar, corn syrup and water stirring to combine. Cook the sugar mixture over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Cook the sugar mixture, swirling the pan (do not stir), until it becomes a light amber color, approximately 8-10 minutes. The syrup should register 320 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and slow whisk in the heavy cream until smooth. (Be careful, the caramel will bubble up violently.)
  • Whisk in the butter and pumpkin pie spice. Return the pan to low heat and stir until smooth.
  • Allow the caramel to cool for 2-3 minutes or until it's thick enough to coat a spoon.
  • Insert the sticks into the stem end of the apples.
  • Dip each apple in the caramel turning to coat. Allow the excess to drip off and cool on a parchment lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  • Break the white chocolate bar into pieces and place in a microwave safe bowl. Melt in the microwave at 30 second increments, stirring each time until smooth.
  • Dip the apples in the chocolate turning to coat and return to the baking sheet to cool.
  • Break the dark chocolate bar into pieces and place in a microwave safe bowl. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave at 30 second increments, stirring each time until smooth.
  • Using a spoon, drizzle the chocolate over the apples.
  • Allow the chocolate to harden completely before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 850kcalCarbohydrates: 138gProtein: 5gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 96mgPotassium: 480mgFiber: 6gSugar: 126gVitamin A: 520IUVitamin C: 8.6mgCalcium: 128mgIron: 2.9mg
Keyword Caramel Apple
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19 comments on “Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Spice Caramel Apples”

  1. ALDI is my BFF. Seriously—where else can you find such high quality foods for such a deal?! Love what you created

  2. You basically combined all my favorite fall flavors in on treat! Love!

  3. These look incredible, I love the layers and flavors you’ve put on the apples. And oh my gosh, Christmas shopping…I’m so not ready to start thinking about that yet.

  4. Oh yum! These caramel apples look to be absolute perfection!

  5. What a fun twist on caramel apples!

  6. So festive! I’ve still to try caramel apples. Ridiculous, right?!

  7. this reminds me of being a kid!

  8. ALDI is the absolute best. Quality products at such a discount. And these apples are so fun!

  9. Whoa, those look incredible!! My kids would have a blast making these with me!

  10. These look amazing and I love what you did with the sticks!

  11. love that you used branches with these caramel apples. how fun!

  12. These apples look adorable!! Would have never thought about pumpkin spice with the caramel apples – yum

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