Usher in Fall with Ooey-Gooey Caramel Apple Desserts

A crisp, tart, ruby-red apple dipped in luscious caramel and served on a stick is the quintessential fall treat for kids and grownups alike. Which means it’s time to go apple picking or swing by your local farmers’ market to snag the first fruit of the season plucked straight from the orchard. Then, get to the delicious work of making our Perfect Caramel Apples, or one of these decadent desserts featuring this classic duo.



Bobby isn’t afraid to “gild the lily” when it comes to dessert. Some chefs would call it a day after whipping up a perfectly creamy cheesecake, but Bobby tops his Caramel Apple Cheesecake (pictured above) with fresh apple slices sautéed with apple brandy, a homemade spiked caramel sauce and crunchy toasted almonds.

Tyler Florence’s sky-high Ultimate Caramel Apple Pie is made with eight Granny Smith or Gala apples and a DIY caramel sauce that includes a secret ingredient: red wine.

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Caramel Apple Semifreddo 04:06

Giada makes a twist on Aunt Raffy's childhood recipe for this frozen treat.

Giada’s Caramel Apple Semifreddo is the stuff of dreams: first you make an easy graham cracker crust. Next comes a creamy filling made with apple butter, ice cream, cinnamon and store-bought caramel sauce. Finally, toasted almonds and chopped chocolate almond toffee get added to the top for buttery crunch.

The delicate flavor of Golden Delicious apples shines in our Salted Caramel-Apple Strudel. The cinnamon-scented apples get wrapped in layers of phyllo dough and sprinkled with crushed gingersnap cookies, then baked to juicy, bubbly perfection.

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