Caramel apples are like a fall staple! Wouldn’t you say? Pumpkin pie spiced anything is a fall must and who doesn’t enjoy a hot cup of apple cider with spiced rum on a chilly fall day? This is like getting all three of those things in one!
These caramel apples paired with rosemary pumpkin pie spiced pecans and a spiced rum chocolate drizzle on top are the perfect fall sweet treat! The pecans are loaded with flavor. The rosemary is a nice earthy addition to the pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon sugared nuts. Oh, there is spiced rum in the nuts too! I got a little carried away! Plus, rosemary is my favorite herb from my garden. I have three rosemary plants to make sure I have plenty of the delectable herb on hand to add to my recipes!
Honestly the rosemary pumpkin pie spice pecans are SO delicious by themselves! I couldn’t keep my hands off them but when you dip a caramel apple in them they are even more AMAZING, like so good with that gooey chewy caramel and that crunchy juicy apple! It’s a fall lovers heaven!
The pecans are so easy to make and turned out just as good as the ones you get at the county fair or a football game! These apples don’t take long at all and I highly recommend making them!
Ingredients for Caramel
1 bag of caramels unwrapped
2 tbsp of butter
2 tbsp of milk
Ingredients for Pecans
3 cups of roughly chopped pecans
3 tbsp of spiced rum
3 tbsp of fresh chopped rosemary
1 tsp of cinnamon
2 tbsp of pumpkin pie spice
one egg white
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp of vanilla
Ingredients for Chocolate Drizzle
1/2 cup of chocolate chips
1 tbsp of spiced rum
2 tbsp of milk
Roughly chop pecans and rosemary. In a bowl whisk sugar, rum, rosemary, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and egg white until frothy. Put chopped pecans in mixture and coat thoroughly.
Then on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper spread pecans evenly. Preheat oven to 350° and cook for 15 minutes stirring a couple of times while baking. Once they are done baking allow them to cool and then place in a shallow dish and set aside.
Unwrap caramels and place in sauce pan with butter and milk over medium heat. Stir until caramels are completely melted and remove from heat. Pour caramel into a deep bowl. Allow caramel to cool for about 2 minutes before dipping apples.
Dip apple halfway down into the caramel and allow the excess caramel to drip off. Then roll apple into candied pecans until caramel is covered in pecans. Place the apples onto wax paper to set. Repeat with your remaining apples.
In a sauce pan on medium-high heat melt chocolate, rum and milk. Keep stirring until fully incorporated. Then remove from heat.
With a spoon drizzle chocolate over the top of the apples. Allow apples to set 10-15 minutes before serving. These won’t last long I promise!
These apples are bursting with fall flavors! They are easy and fun to make and they do not disappoint!
I highly recommend taking the time to make these. Actually why don’t you go ahead put these on your to do list! It’s time to get fall festive friends, and what a better way to do that then with these awesome tasty treats!
These apples would be perfect for a fall gathering, Halloween party or even a thank you gift like in my case!
A sweet friend of mine took the time to water my garden while we were traveling this summer. We were gone a lot! A week in June and 17 days spent in MI in August, and a week in TN the first of September.
Without her watering my garden I could have come back to a dried dead mess and no veggies or herbs to cook and blog about! We can’t have that. So, THANK YOU LEAH!!!
I’m thankful I have friends like her willing to help me out. So I knew I wanted to make her something extra sweet to thank her!
I was so happy how these treats turned out, so I wrapped them up pretty and put them in a thank you basket with other tasty things from our garden.
If you liked this fall recipe don’t forget to pin it or share with your friends! I’m so excited Fall is here because I have many other delicious Fall recipes to share with y’all! So stayed tuned!
Grow it. Pick it. Cook it. Eat it.