Now that fall is here, the kids and I decided to make a classic autumn treat together – caramel apples. We wanted to make them a little different somehow, so we decided to turn the apples inside out! I must admit that this was an idea I saw on Pinterest, and it’s the first project I’ve ever tried after being inspired by something I saw on the site. I was a little wary we’d have a big ol’ Pinterest Fail on our hands, but it actually went pretty well! Here’s how it all went down …
As I started looking around Pinterest and searching Google for inside-out caramel apple recipes, I decided to go with the classic recipe for caramel that normally goes on the outside of caramel apples. Minimal ingredients and work means it’s easy to do with the kids!
Seriously, you can’t go wrong with this recipe. It might be a little tricky to make them look perfectly beautiful, but cooking with kids isn’t always about making food that is perfectly beautiful, so it’s okay! The apples tasted great and were cute and fun. Everyone was happy with the final product!
Cate declared our inside-out caramel apples “the best food in the world!” When I pushed her on it, she said chocolate bread pudding is actually #1, but that these caramel apples are a close second!
Owen refused to try eating an apple. He just broke his arm so we’ll blame his poor decision to pass on this delicious treat on that!
As I mentioned, we all loved the inside-out caramel apples. The tasting went swimmingly. ‘Nuf said.
I will say this – there was a “Pinterest Fail” element to our project. We thought we’d be able to cut the apples into cute slices, but the caramel had other ideas. That is why you see slices in the tasting photo, but in the end we liked keeping the apples in halves.
There are tons of recipes on the web for inside-out caramel apples and inside-out caramel apple slices. Feel free to search for one that looks good to you or follow our recipe below. This is what we did, with a note about how I will tweak it next time.
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