Caramel apples are typically reserved for children to eat on wholesome haunted hayrides, but I have other plans: since it's pretty gauche to bring a flask to the pick-your-own pumpkin patch, I've made this seasonal treat totally accessible for the autumnal adult by adding a fat pour of whiskey, and slicing up the apples for easy dipping. The warm, boozy caramel sauce stays at the perfect consistency until the last bite thanks to a slow cooker, which is fast becoming our favorite kitchen appliance.
So much better than regular caramel apples.
Posted by Thrillist on Sunday, October 25, 2015
- 1 pound caramels
- ¼ cup whiskey
- 4-6 apples
- Fresh lemon juice (optional)
- 1 cup chopped pecans
Whiskey Caramel Apples RecipeTotal Time: 1 hourYield: 4-6 servings
- Combine caramels and whiskey in a slow cooker and set it to low heat. Stir occasionally until melted, about 1 hour. Reduce heat to "warm."
- Slice apples into chunks and skewer them with wooden sticks (spritz them with a little lemon juice to prevent browning). Pour pecans into a serving dish for easy dipping.
- Serve immediately... or not... since the slow cooker will keep the whiskey caramel sauce warm indefinitely.