This post is sponsored by Naturacentric. All opinions expressed are my own.
Caramel Apples with a twist! Think tart green apples enveloped in a silky honey caramel packed with pumpkin spice goodness. Gluten-free and dairy-free.
We go through several pounds of apples a week (hello kiddos!) so I was super excited to play around and create an 'autumn-themed' apple treat. These healthier candied apples are sweet, but not too sweet, and have a that beautiful rich, buttery taste thanks to the coconut cream. They are a win all-around!
Honey Caramel Apples
- Simple, fun and easy to make.
- Packed with pumpkin spice flavor and healthy ingredients.
- Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free and refined sugar-free.
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Honey Caramel Apples
- 8 apples of choice I like to use Granny Smith
- 1 cup coconut cream or heavy cream, if not dairy-free
- 3/4 cup Naturacentric Pumpkin Spice Honey Use code: MOONANDSPOON for 20% off!
- pinch sea salt or pink salt optional
- Wash and dry apples. Push a candy apple stick, popsicle stick, skewer or chopstick into the center of each apple where the stem is.
- If you like your candied apples on the cold side, refrigerate them while you prepare the caramel, otherwise set them aside.
- In a sauce pan over high heat combine coconut cream and honey. Stir well to combine.
- Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring frequently, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer while stirring frequently for 15 minutes or until the mixture has reduced and starts to pull away from the sides of the pot when you stir. Turn off the heat and set aside.
- Dip the prepared apples one by one into the honey caramel, coating the apples as much or as little as you prefer. Set the dipped apples onto parchment or wax paper until ready to serve. Enjoy!
Andrea Pannell says
Yum! These look delicious!!!
JoAnn Buel says
Can i use regular honey in this caramel apples
Kristen Wood says
Hi Joann - Yes, you can use any honey in this recipe to make the honey caramel, however, it won't have the pumpkin spice flavor of the infused honey. 🙂