Inside out caramel apples. A healthier dessert option and simple to make too. Perfect Fall dessert!! You have got to try this!
Do you love caramel apples…who doesn’t? Well during the winter months when you want something warm for dinner and dessert a great sweet choice is when we make inside out baked caramel apples. It’s just one of many fresh apple recipes on our site. (affiliate links present, originally published 12/15)
- I call them inside out because the yummy coating is on the inside of the apple in this case instead of trying to bite it off the stick. The ingredients are simple and they are quick to make! This is what you do.
Inside out caramel apples
Baked Caramel Apples
Use a knife and cut in a circle the top…like you’re opening up a pumpkin. Then use your knife to cut some of the inside of the apple out, then use a spoon to scoop out some more. It is up to you how much you leave there but this is how mine look once I am done with this step.
Baked Whole Apples
Then you want to get your inside mixture together. It is easy. You just need a few items, the only thing you might need to grab that is “unusual” and works best is caramel bits.
I have used caramel squares (seen here), but when I found caramel bits I have used them every time after that and they melt a lot better!! Here’s the printable recipe.
Since you’re heating your oven up to make these anyway, mind as well throw in dinner at the same time too. You can either follow how to cook Smithfield pork loin and follow that, or this is how to bake frozen chicken wings for dinner too.
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Inside out Baked Caramel Apples
- 1 packet of instant oatmeal I use brown sugar version, 1 packet per 2 apples
- 3 tbsp melted butter
- 1/4 c caramel bits
- 3 apples
- Core out middle of apples, leave closed at bottom.
- Mix together oatmeal packet with melted butter, mix.
- Layer this mixture with caramel bits until you reach top of apple. Bake at 300 degrees for about 20 min. or until caramel is melted and apples begin to ooze juice.
Cut caramel squares into fourths, scoop some oatmeal/butter mixture into the apple, top with caramels, do another layer, and so on. Put in the oven at 300 degrees for about 23 minutes or so or until the apple is softer and typically starts oozing apple juice out the bottom.
I melt a few more caramels in the microwave and pour over the top just before serving too but you could keep it like this for a healthier version of a baked apple dessert! If you love these inside out baked caramel apples you must try our caramel apple bread pudding too.
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