Coconut Cream Salted Caramel Apples #SundaySupper #Vegan

salted caramel apples

Sticky creamy salted caramel apples made with a coconut cream caramel sauce are a treat I can eat every day! Lately my family has been addicted to the caramel apples at Cold stone Creamery. We buy one of those giant size apples, cut it up and share! Not too bad for a family treat.  When my Sunday Supper team decided to do a fall foods theme I had to make salted caramel apples. Given my current obsession with coconut, I decided to make a vegan caramel sauce using coconut cream. It turned out to be quite easy. Cook some coconut cream or heavy coconut milk with a mix of coconut sugar and brown sugar. Add some sea salt and  just a twinge of cayenne and I had yummy savory salted caramel sauce. I was not sure if I would get the consistency I wanted with just coconut sugar so I decided to do half and half. I love coconut sugar which is a healthier sweetener with a low Glycemic Index!  I also added a tsp of corn flour to get a smooth thick sauce without adding too much sugar.  A healthier caramel sauce. Then just dunk some crisp green apples into the sauce and I had the freshest salted caramel apples I had ever eaten!  They were so good. I rolled half the apple in some crushed almond to give it a nice crunch. Keeping half the salted caramel apple plain ensures everyone in my family (the non nut lovers) are happy! You can skip the cayenne, but if it’s a slightly spicy touch you’re craving add it. It adds flavor and actually brings out the sweetness of the coconut cream salted caramel apple. Well I am glad I mastered the art of making salted caramel apples so I don’t have to drive 40 minutes every time me, my husband or the kids crave one! I would call this a reasonable healthy dessert ;)!! Added bonus of home made: you can make the caramel coating thin or double dip to make it thick.  I like a think coating of caramel, but my kids and husband like it thick so ” made to order” it is !!

vegan salted caramel apple

Creamy coconut cream caramel sauce!

coconut cream caramel sauce

Dunk it in!

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Who says caramel apples are just for kids ? Sliced like this, I can eat a couple!!

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Coconut Cream Salted Caramel Apples

Serves 8
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Halloween

Ingredients

  • 4 green apples
  • 1 can coconut cream or heavy coconut milk from a can
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt flakes
  • a pinchcayenne (optional)
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 4 sticks
  • 1 tsp corn flour (optional)

Note

Skip the cayenne if you wish. Use ready made caramel chips to make a quick sauce.

Directions

wash green apples and stick a wooden stick, wooden kebab skewer or ice cream stick inside
Whisk together coconut cream, sugar and cook over medium heat stirring occasionally till mixture is reduced and the sauce starts to thickly coat the spoon. This should take about 20 - 25 minutes. Add some corn flour if the sauce seems very thin.
Add sea salt, vanilla essence, cayenne and stir well another 2 minutes.
When mixture coats the spoon, take off the fire. Let it sit for about 2 - minutes. Dip the apples in the mixture and coat them evenly
Crush nuts coarsely. Roll apples in nut mixture.
Refrigerate a few minutes before eating.

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Comments

  1. Caramel apples that are healthy too = awesome!!! Love the bit of heat from the pepper.
    Renee recently posted…Bacon Spinach Pasta for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  2. Wow! Leave it to you to take candy apples to a whole new level!

  3. Kudos for making a caramel apple healthier! That dunking looks like so much fun Suni!
    Paula recently posted…Pear Almond Graham Cracker Tart #FallFoods #SundaySupperMy Profile

  4. Uhm. Sue? Those are amazing. And I think you need to share. I mean, I know you need to share, because … well, I need one of those. Like now. :)
    PERFECTION!
    Nicole recently posted…Pumpkin Spice Latte Donuts #SundaySupperMy Profile

  5. WOW! These are some beautiful apples. Thank you for sharing such a great recipe!
    Constance Smith recently posted…Maple Apple Bread | #SundaySupperMy Profile

  6. I made caramel apples too! Great minds :) Though mine are not as healthy. I had no idea Cold Stone sole caramel apples.
    Laura Dembowski recently posted…Caramel Apples #SundaySupperMy Profile

  7. Thank you for your encouraging post, Sue. I now feel armed and ready to make caramel apples. I appreciate that healthy ingredients like coconut cream are part of the mix. Thanks too for the tip about corn flour to thicken the caramel =)

  8. I have to make these! I love coconut cream and with apples! Amazing!!!!!!!!
    Jennifer recently posted…Mini Apple Cinnamon Rolls #SundaySupperMy Profile

  9. This is a fabulous treat! I love that the caramel sauce is vegan too–makes it easy to serve to folks with all kinds of dietary restrictions and allergies.
    Courtney recently posted…Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili #SundaySupperMy Profile

  10. Wow, you rocked this dessert!
    Sarah Reid, CNP ( recently posted…Maple Syrup Pumpkin Bars for a Fall #SundaySupperMy Profile

  11. I never knew you could make a vegan caramel…your apples look fantastic!!!! And somehow, I’d feel less guilty eating once sliced :)

  12. I love salted caramel anything. These apples sound absolutely wonderful!

  13. The last time I had a caramel apple, I bit into the apple and found that one of my teeth decided to stay in the apple and gummy caramel. That was decades ago. Your version sounds much better…..and safer for my teeth! :-)
    Amy Kim ( recently posted…Spicy Korean Monkfish Stew (Agu Jjim) #SundaySupperMy Profile

  14. Oh yes with coconut cream and coconut sugar!! =D
    That’s going to be my favorite caramel apple recipe this season. Thanks for sharing Sue!

  15. They sound so good! Coconut Cream salted caramel?! Oh my!

  16. Apple is my favourite fruit. I love to make recipes from it. I liked the recipe above. Today i m going to try this caramel apples.I do make mistakes in making the caramel at home. suggest me something.
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