Summer always makes me think of fairs, which is kind of funny because we’ve literally never had a single fair during the summer here in Miami. We have Santa’s Enchanted Forest in November and December, and the Miami Dade County Youth Fair in February and March…but absolutely nothing during the summer! Maybe it’s because we usually hit a theme park or two during the summer and all of those giant turkey drumsticks get me thinking about wandering the aisles of carnival games….all I know is that as soon as school is out, I find myself thinking about lemonade, caramel apples and the Ferris wheel! Thanks to my friend Jason, now we have a really easy (and fun!) Pecan Caramel Apple Rings Recipe so that you can enjoy one of America’s favorite fair foods all year long!
Don’t these look amazing? This Pecan Caramel Apple Rings Recipe will be so fun to make with the kids – let them add the pecans to their own apple rings, or if they’re bigger kids, let them help with the chopping of the ingredients. You will find that your kids will be excited to “help” because they will be so excited to eat the results!
Pecan Caramel Apple Rings Recipe
2 Apples, Cored and sliced
½ Cup Melted Caramels
½ Cup Chopped Pecans
Once the Apples are cored and sliced dunk them in some acidulated water (1 Cup water 2 teas. Lemon juice). This will help slow the browning process.
As you pull the slices out to work with them pat the tops dry so the caramel will stick better.
Using a butter knife get a good amount of caramel on the blade. Let it drop down onto the apple slice and work around the ring. Be careful the caramel will be hot. Scrape the blade on the edge of the apple ring and continue until the whole ring is covered.
Stick your pecan pieces on the caramel while it is still warm and viola! You have Pecan Caramel Apple Rings! The kids will love eating these up on sunny summer days and so will you!
Place in refrigerator in air tight container and make sure to remove from refrigerator at least 10 minutes before serving so that the caramel has time to soften up before eating.