I have been craving sweets all month long. I’m not sure what is going on. I’m usually the person that can bake desserts all weekend long and never take a bite of a single one. This month that’s been different. I’ve been taking a bite of everything!
Maybe it’s because the air is getting chilly and something warm straight from the oven is super inviting. It might also be because most of the desserts I’m making are apple or pumpkin which are my favorite flavors. It could also be because I’m stressing at work. Even though we’ve only been in school 6 weeks I’m already stressing.
In any case, I’ve been wanting something sweet 3 or 4 days a week. However, I don’t always have time to whip up a cake or a batch of cookies. Even when I do have time I don’t want to make them because we’ll eat them all. So I’ve been looking for an easy to make and delicious dessert that isn’t crazy bad for me.
These Baked Apples fit the bill. They are sliced in half and the middle of the apples are hollowed out. Apples are healthy and it’s one of the flavors I’ve been wanting so this is a good thing. Then I fill the centers of the apples with caramel and bake. Once the caramel was melted I topped it off with a few chocolate chips and let those melt as well.
These Baked Apples with Caramel and Chocolate are so good! The apples are warm and soft and spiced. The caramel and chocolate in the middle isn’t overwhelming but adds a delicious sweetness to them. I like to put a touch of whipped cream on top as well. Then you can sprinkle it with cinnamon or a drizzle of caramel.
This is a great dessert when unexpected company shows up because it only takes a few minutes to make and it makes the kitchen smell amazing. It’s also great for cold nights when you just want something a little sweet. You can make as many or as few as you want and it’s such a tasty treat!
- 3 apples
- 3 T. caramel bits
- 3 T. chocolate chips
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 1 t. sea salt
- whipped cream
- caramel sauce
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
- Cut the apples in half and scoop out the core.
- Place apples in the dish and fill each one with ½ tablespoon of caramel bits. Bake for 15 minutes or until the caramel is melted.
- Top each apple with ½ tablespoon of chocolate chips then sprinkle with cinnamon and sea salt.
- Bake for 5 minutes or until the chocolate is melted.
- Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes.
- Top with whipped cream and caramel sauce if desired.
Monday: Appetizers and Drinks
Apple Pie Martini by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Apple Pie Smoothie by Feeding Big
Caramel Apple Float by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Caramel Apple Martini by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Caramel Appletini by The Speckled Palate
Hot and Boozy Caramel Apple Cider by Love My Messy Messy Mess
Hot Fireball Apple Cider by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Mulled Apple Shrub Mule by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Pumpkin Spice Crockpot Apple Sauce by I Say Nomato
Red Hot Apple Cider by New South Charm
Roasted Apple and Acorn Squash Soup by Caroline’s Cooking
Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Tuesday: Main Dishes and Sides
Apple Cheddar Grilled Cheese by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries by Feeding Big
Chopped Apple Salad by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Fall Apples Become Yummy Applesauce for the Year by Crafty Mama in ME
Harvest Brats with Apple Slaw by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
Sausage Stuffed Apples by A Palatable Pastime
Sage Pork Chops with Apple Pan Gravy by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Scalloped Apples Casserole by Red Cottage Chronicles
Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Pork by Cooking With Carlee
Southern Style Fried Apples by New South Charm
Wednesday: Sweet Treats
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread by Feeding Big
Apple Dumplings by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Oatmeal Cookies by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Apple Pie & Cinnamon Things by Crafty Mama in ME
Apple Pie in a Jar by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Baked Apples with Chocolate and Caramel by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Brown Butter Apples by Cricket’s Confections
Mini Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Nana’s Apple Pie by The Crumby Cupcake
Sparkling Cider Pound Cake by Family Around The Table
Thursday: Apple Projects
Apple Bacon Jam by Caroline’s Cooking
Friday: Anything Apple Goes
1 Minute Caramel Apple Dip by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
Apple Cinnamon Shortcakes by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Apple Crisp Shortbread Bars by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Apple Fritters by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Apple Pie Skillet by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Caramelized Apple and Bacon Jam Crostini by Caroline’s Cooking
Creamy Peanut Butter Apple Dip by New South Charm
Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Apple and Peppered Bacon by Feeding Big
Smoky Apple Pulled Pork by Amy’s Cooking Adventures