Apples + Cinnamon + Caramel = Delicious Yumminess
I made a special dessert last night and couldn’t wait to share it!
Of course I found the recipe on Pinterest. And it was so easy and I had everything in my cabinets already! Don’t you LOVE recipes like that?!
So here’s the picture…
And here’s the recipe…
1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 pkg. (14.1 oz.) refrigerated pie crust
3 tbsp. melted butter, divided
2 medium tart apples, each cut into 8 wedges
Confession #1: I didn’t follow the recipe…at all, really. Here’s what I used…
1/4 c -ish of sugar with some sprinkles of cinnamon, mix it up
a can of crescent rolls
some butter melted in a bowl
1 apple, cut into 8 wedges (one wedge for each crescent roll)
I rolled out each roll and spread melted butter over them with a pastry brush. Then I sprinkled my cinnamon sugar mixture over each roll. Generously sprinkled. Generously. Then I put one apple wedge on each roll and rolled them up (like a crescent roll, duh) and baked them according to the crescent roll package.
Now…here’s where I really changed up the recipe…
I added a caramel dip. Sinfully good. Believe me. Or don’t. But believe me.
I found a recipe for caramel dip that didn’t require any thermometer or candy making abilities whatsoever.
1/2 c. butter, melted
2 c. dark brown sugar
1 c. light corn syrup
2 tbsp. water
14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Confession #2: I changed this recipe, too. The only thing I changed was using light brown sugar instead of dark. I know, I’m a rebel. But the whole point of this dessert was to not leave the house so I used what I had.
So I melted the butter in a saucepan. Then added the brown sugar, corn syrup (which I didn’t measure, just guessed) and water. Mixed and mixed and mixed and mixed until it was all melty and smooth. Then I took it off the heat and stirred in the vanilla, which I also did not measure. Living on the edge. I let that caramel mixture cool just a smidge, then spooned it into a coffee mug.
Once the crescents were done cooking, I took them out of the oven, spread on some more melted butter that I had left over and sprinkled on some more cinnamon mixture that I had left over. From all the not-measuring, you understand. Then put those on plates and got to dipping!
The verdict on this recipe is that is was WONDERFUL!!! I mean, how can you go wrong with apples and caramel? You seriously need to try this recipe. Especially if you have a half a bushel of apples to consume before they go bad, like I do. Enjoy!
Confession #3: the picture up top? Stole it from the original recipe site so go there and read how it’s really supposed to be done. Mine didn’t last long enough to snag a picture.