Make this favorite Fall dessert with just 3 ingredients in less than 15 minutes! This Easy Pumpkin Spiced Caramel Apples Recipe is great for Harvest festivals, holiday celebrations or as a Halloween treat. The kids can even help make this fun dessert!
Easy Pumpkin Spiced Caramel Apples Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
11 mins
 

Make this favorite Fall dessert with just 3 ingredients in less than 15 minutes! This Easy Pumpkin Spiced Caramel Apples Recipe is great for Harvest festivals, holiday celebrations or as a Halloween treat. The kids can even help make this fun dessert!

Course: Dessert
Servings: 5
Author: WonkyWonderful
Ingredients
  • 2 Lbs Small Apples (5-6 apples) (I use Sweetango Apples)
  • 4 (4.5oz) Bags Soft Caramels (I use Werther's)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Wooden Apple Spikes
Instructions
  1. Thoroughly wash apples and dry completely before beginning. Insert spikes into tops of apples.

  2. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and grease heavily.

  3. Place unwrapped caramels in large microwaveable measuring cup (or a vessel that's base is not too wide). Microwave caramels in 15 second increments, stirring between each. Will take total 1-2 minutes depending on microwave. 

  4. Once caramels are melty and smooth, add pumpkin pie spice. Stir and immediately begin to dip apples.

  5. Dip each apple in caramel, use spoon or knife to remove excess caramel from bottoms. Transfer to prepared wax paper.

  6. Complete the dipping as quickly as possible then transfer apples to refrigerator to set. If necessary, caramel can be reheated an additional 15 seconds to melt.

Recipe Notes

If concerned about too much pumpkin spice flavor, decrease amount to 1/4 teaspoon. This will ensure a very mild flavor.