Caramel Apples: A Fall Favorite

October 28, 2014

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Photo from the September 2014 episode of FeastTV.

Caramel apples have been a popular autumn staple since their invention in the 1950s. They are a sweet treat that pairs two delicious flavors of the season: caramel and apples. What a great pair! Not only are caramel apples delectable, making them is a fun activity for you and your loved ones.

Feast Magizine’s publisher, Catherine Neville, takes you through a step by step demonstration of making your own caramel apples with apple cider caramel from scratch in the September episode of Feast TV. Watch it here. Caramel apples are delicious on their own, but they’re even better paired with a glass of Missouri Traminette.

You want more, don’t you? Well, you can amp up the excitement of your caramel apples by adding additional toppings, anything from crushed nuts, to chocolate, to cinnamon sugar. Consider some of these fun flavor combinations:

S’Mores Caramel Apple: Dip your caramel apple in chocolate, roll in graham cracker crumbs and mini marshmallows. Pair with a Missouri sweet sparkling wine.

Apple Pie Caramel Apple: Dip your caramel apple in white chocolate and roll it in cinnamon sugar. Pair with a Missouri Late Harvest Vignoles.

Peanut Butter Lovers’ Caramel Apple: Dip your caramel apple in milk chocolate and roll in peanut butter cookie crumbs. Pair with a Missouri Concord.

Sweet and Salty Caramel Apple: Dip your caramel apple in dark chocolate and dust with sea salt. Pair with a Missouri Chambourcin.

Or concoct your own caramel apple flavor combination and find the perfect Missouri wine pairing with this handy guide.

If you love the idea and flavor of caramel apples, but just don’t have the time or inclination to go all out making them, you can always make or purchase a caramel sauce and simply dip apple slices in it. Or even make caramel apple nachos! If that sounds more your speed, try this red wine caramel sauce recipe using a Missouri Chambourcin.

Missouri wine pairs well with caramel apples!