These sheet pan caramel apples are the easy way to make your favorite fall treat.
I love caramel apples. Actually, scratch that— I love the taste of caramel apples. But honestly, they are kind of hard to make and very inconvenient to eat!
So I came up with this recipe for sheet pan caramel apples. You get all of those scrumptious flavors without any of the downsides.
These sheet pan caramel apples are easy to make and they’re the perfect treat to feed a crowd. Top them with any of your favorite toppings or keep it classic with just caramel and apples. It’s up to you!
To make sheet pan caramel apples, start by spraying a sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray. Cut thin slices of green apple, then dry the slices thoroughly with paper towels. Lay all of the slices out evenly on the sheet pan.
Make your favorite from-scratch caramel or melt down the pre-wrapped Kraft caramels with a bit of cream. Of course the from-scratch caramel is amazing, but if that is intimidating to you or if you want to save time, the caramel squares taste great too.
While the caramel is still liquidy but not scorching hot, pour it evenly over the apple slices. Let cool a bit, then add toppings. You want to find the sweet spot where the caramel is still wet enough so that the toppings stick, but not so warm that it melts them.
Caramel Apple Topping Ideas
- Mini M&M’s
- Chopped Nuts
- Chocolate Chips
- Melted Chocolate
- White Chocolate + Cinnamon Sugar
- Crushed Pretzel Pieces
- Mini Marshmallows
- Chopped Candy Bar Pieces
- Peanut Butter Chips
- Crushed Oreos
- Graham Cracker Crumbs
Cool completely, then serve. This dessert is best served as soon as the caramel cools. I used a sharp metal spatula to cut between apples. You can also eat it family-style and just grab individual apple slices straight off the pan.
Cover and store leftovers in the fridge, but be warned that the apples may release their juices in the fridge, which will add liquid to the caramel. It still tastes amazing, it just gets a bit runny and isn’t as pretty to serve to guests.
Sheet Pan Caramel Apples Video
Get all of the flavors of caramel apples without any of the fuss. These sheet pan caramel apples are a genius twist on the classic fall treat.
- 33 ounces Kraft Caramel Squares , unwrapped (3 bags)
- 1/3 cup Heavy Cream
- 5-6 Granny Smith apples
- various toppings , optional
Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
Slice apples, then dry them thoroughly with paper towels. Arrange evenly on baking sheet.
Unwrap caramel squares and place in a bowl with heavy cream. Melt in the microwave in 30 second intervals until smooth.
Pour hot caramel over apple slices and carefully spread it out until everything is evenly coated.
Let caramel cool slightly, then top with favorite toppings.
Serve when caramel is cool and solid.
Cover and store leftovers in the fridge.
This dessert is best served the day it's made. Sometimes apples can weep when put in the fridge. To prevent the excess moisture, use fresh apples and dry the slices thoroughly before placing on cookie sheet.
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