Paleo Caramel Apples

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NOVEMBER IS HERE!!! And that means it’s time for ALL things cozy and comforting! (*Cue the Hallmark movie channel, fireplace, and oversizes sweaters!*) AND, bring me allllll of the festive recipes! Today I’m sharing a recipe I worked up years ago—but with a trwist. Enter: Paleo Caramel Apples! 

This recipe is sponsored by Standard TV & Appliance. If you’re not familiar with them, they’ve been around in Oregon since 1947—selling every type of home appliance (kitchen, laundry, TVs, and more!). When my husband and I went through our kitchen remodel this past January, we reached out to Standard and found that they had the best prices on everything we were looking for! They’re absolutely worth checking out!

 

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 14-oz can of full-fat coconut milk

  • ½ cup coconut sugar

  • 2 tsp. good vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp. coconut oil

  • ½ tsp. good sea salt

  • 4 granny smith apples—or your favorite variety

  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

  • 2 tbsp. chopped nuts

 

The Method:

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the coconut milk and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring often so sugar doesn’t stick to the sides.

  2. Once you reach boiling, turn the heat to low and let the mixture boil slowly. Continue stirring often until the caramel has reduced and gets thick—for about 30 minutes. (Caramel continues to thicken as it cools, so keep this in mind when you’re testing out the texture of the sauce!)

  3. Remove the caramel from the heat and add in the vanilla extract, coconut oil, and sea salt. Let cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Pour into a heavy duty glass container to store (for up to two weeks!)

  4. Chop the apples and lay on a serving platter. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the apples (with a spoon). Then, top with chopped nuts of your choice! Serve as a group dessert—or sit on the couch and eat them all yourself while watching your favorite Halloween movie!