October is my very favorite month. Everything that embodies fall is is full force during this month. Caramel apple pies were my weekend kick off to the season. These were a bit labor intensive, but the payoff was sweet…and salty…and buttery. Instead of grading papers, I spent time rolling out dough, stirring caramel sauce, and slicing apples paper thin.
I didn’t make a “shopping list” photo because the ingredients didn’t exactly fit on the chalkboard, but below are the super star ingredients.
I’ve made caramel sauce in the past without any luck. I’ll just be honest…I burned the sugar so badly that smoke filled my kitchen, caramel stuck like glue to the pan, and I was cursing the stupid recipe that called itself “quick and easy”. The sauce that I made for this recipe was not quick (unless you consider 40 minutes quick), but it was delicious. Don’t have the time? I don’t blame you. Just use a pre-made caramel sauce. I love the one that’s located in the produce aisle by the apples.
4. Return the pan to low heat and whisk the sauce together as you sprinkle in the sea salt. Allow to simmer an additional couple minutes.
Making the Pie Filling…
I wish there was smell-o-vision on this post. My house smelled like heaven long after the pies were eaten. (Yes, the went fast.)
After the two pumpkin spiced lattes and one pumpkin muffin I consumed this week, I’d say that fall is here. Bring on the boots, chunky sweaters, cool weather, and falling leaves. Heck, I’m even feeling tolerant of all the tacky fall decor that shows up this time of year, cartoon scarecrows and all.