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Apple Pie Caramel Apples {Disney Copycat Recipe} ~ tart Granny Smith apples are dipped in chewy caramel, coated in white chocolate, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, and then finished off with pie crust crumbs for your favorite Disney treat easily made at home for a fraction of the price! | FiveHeartHome.com for LilLuna.com

Disney Copycat Apple Pie Caramel Apples Recipe

Apple Pie Caramel Apples {Disney Copycat Recipe} ~ tart Granny Smith apples are dipped in chewy caramel, coated in white chocolate, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, and then finished off with pie crust crumbs for your favorite Disney treat easily made at home for a fraction of the price! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 apples
Calories 4265 kcal
Author on lilluna.com

Ingredients

  • 4-5 large Granny Smith apples
  • 4-5 popsicle sticks or cookie/cake pop sticks
  • 11 oz Kraft Caramel Bits or an equivalent amount of soft caramel squares unwrapped
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 pie crust brushed with melted butter, generously sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, baked and cooled (or 6 regular or cinnamon graham crackers)
  • 12 oz white chocolate melting wafers such as Ghiradelli or vanilla candy coating
  • cinnamon sugar made by missing 2 tbsp sugar plus 1/2 tsp cinnamon, in a shaker

Instructions

  1. Wash the apples under hot water, scrubbing to remove as much of the waxy coating as possible. Dry thoroughly and insert a stick into the top center of each apple, pushing it at least halfway through. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. Melt the caramel bits and water in a medium saucepan set over medium-low heat. Stir occasionally until completely smooth and melted, for about 3 minutes. Dip each apple into the melted caramel. Allow the excess caramel to drip back into the pot and use a spoon or butter knife to scrape the dripping caramel from the bottom of the apple. Place dipped apples on prepared baking sheet and refrigerate for at least an hour, or until the caramel is completely cooled and set.
  3. Use a food processor or blender to process the baked pie crust (or graham crackers) into fine crumbs. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  4. Melt the white chocolate melting wafers or vanilla candy coating according to package directions. Dip each caramel apple into the melted white chocolate, allow to drip, and scrape the excess from the bottom. Immediately sprinkle entire apple with a generous amount of cinnamon sugar. Allow white chocolate to set for a minute and then dip the bottom half of each apple into the pie crust crumbs. Set apple back on wax paper and allow to set completely.

Recipe Notes

The ingredient amounts are enough to perfectly coat four apples. There should be enough left for a 5th apple, but it might not be as "pretty" if you have to scrape the bowl for the remainder of the caramel and white chocolate. You also may end up with leftover pie crust/graham cracker crumbs. They're pretty tasty sprinkled on top of vanilla ice cream... ?

To add Mickey Mouse ears to your apple, dip a jumbo marshmallow in melted white chocolate. Position it on the apple and angle a toothpick through the top of the marshmallow and into the apple to hold it in place. Use a pair of kitchen shears to snip off the top part of the toothpick that's sticking out. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and repeat on the other side for the second ear.

Nutrition Facts
Disney Copycat Apple Pie Caramel Apples Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4265 Calories from Fat 1620
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 180g 277%
Saturated Fat 87g 435%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 1775mg 74%
Potassium 2759mg 79%
Total Carbohydrates 647g 216%
Dietary Fiber 26g 104%
Sugars 497g
Protein 47g 94%
Vitamin A 14.3%
Vitamin C 53.3%
Calcium 119.3%
Iron 37.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.