Lately I’ve had Fall and seasonal recipes on the brain, so while feeling a little festive over the weekend I whipped up a simple caramel using only the ingredients that I had in my pantry. To my surprise, a can of coconut milk and a cup of sugar, if boiled long enough can transform into a delightful dipping sauce that pairs beautifully with apples and just about anything else you could think of. And did I mention that this heavenly sauce just happens to be gluten and lactose free?! Hmmm..thinking it’s safe to say that Fall just got a whole lot sweeter.
Vanilla Caramel Apple Bites
1-2 large apples cut into 2 inch cubes
3/4 cups full fat coconut milk
1 cup raw sugar
1 teaspoon pink himalaya sea salt
seeds from 1 vanilla bean scraped
1 teaspoon coconut oil.
Finely chopped pecans.
Line baking sheet or tray with parchment paper and set aside.
Cube apples and squeeze with lemon juice to prevent browning and then top with toothpicks. Set aside.
For caramel, combine raw sugar and coconut milk in a heavy sauce pan over medium heat.
Stir until sugar is dissolved and then allow to boil for 15 minutes until a the caramel is an amber brown.
Quickly remove from heat and gently stir in salt, vanilla bean seeds and coconut oil.
Begin dipping each apple into caramel sauce right away. You can do this by transferring the sauce into a separate dish, or directly from the sauce pan, just be careful not to burn yourself.
Sprinkle each dipped apple with chopped pecans and place on parchment paper to cool.
Note: Since this is not your typical caramel it has a tendency to harden as soon as it begins to cool. You can attempt to reheat in the microwave, but you’ll yield your best results by using the caramel sauce immediately.
These Fall delights are vegan and party perfect. Their small size and toothpick toppers make them ideal for entertaining and and a favorite for the season upon us!
Do you have any Fall recipes you’re excited to make? I’d love to hear about them!
Thanks for reading. I’ll have much more to share soon!
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