23 Of The Best Caramel Apple Desserts

If you have never tried caramel and apple together before, then this is a sign that you need to!

It’s such a classic pairing that works so well, and it’s perfect for any occasion. 

23 Of The Best Caramel Apple Desserts

Caramel and apple first gained popularity in the 1950s when a Kraft Foods employee invented the caramel apple.

Ever since then, they have been beloved by people all over the world. 

But there are so many ways you can enjoy caramel apples, and you probably haven’t heard of some of them!

We are going to be taking a look at 23 of the best caramel apple desserts that you absolutely need to try! So let’s get started! 

1. Caramel Apple Cookies

Cookies are great because you can make practically any flavor you want!

Caramel apple cookies are especially great because they are filled with warm spices and are deliciously sweet. 

This recipe uses Granny Smith apples to make a batch of cookies that will absolutely melt in your mouth.

They are incredibly tart, but also beautifully sweet, and the different flavor profiles work fantastically well together. 

You’ll also be using apple juice in the frosting, which really makes this recipe stand out.

You can use apple cider or something similar if you want, so don’t be afraid to experiment a little! 

2. Caramel Apple Tartlets

These caramel apple tartlets are amazing because they are super easy to make and they taste just like a proper apple tart, but without all the extra effort!

You can use a store-bought apple filling mix for this recipe, but it’s so easy to make from scratch, so if you get the chance you definitely should.

You will be cooking apple slices with sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and salt in this recipe, and the results are absolutely fantastic. 

These caramel apple tartlets work great as a snack, but if you have a party coming up, surprise your guests with these unique tartlets!

3. Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

It’s hard to get bored of cinnamon rolls, but this version is an absolute game-changer!

Instead of just classic cinnamon, you will also be using diced apple and caramel in this recipe to create a batch of apple cinnamon rolls that are absolutely to die for. 

You might think that these cinnamon rolls would take all day to make, but you can have a batch ready in under an hour!

This is a really easy recipe to follow and even if you’ve never made cinnamon rolls before, you’ll have no problems with this recipe at all. 

4. Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Like cookies, cupcakes are incredibly versatile and you can make pretty much whatever flavor cupcakes you want.

These caramel apple cupcakes are absolutely delicious and filled with comforting warm spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg.

The caramel compliments the apple incredibly well and you will love each and every bite. 

The sponge itself is filled with apples, making the whole recipe incredibly moist, and fluffy, and it bursts with flavor.

This is a simple recipe to follow and you can have a batch ready in absolutely no time at all. 

5. Caramel Apple Dip

Sometimes you dont need a pie or a cake, sometimes just a delicious dip will do!

This caramel apple dip is perfect for parties, get-togethers, and movie nights and it pairs with practically anything sweet. 

You only need 4 ingredients to bring this recipe to life as well, so it couldn’t be easier to make.

It tastes just like classic caramel apples, with both the sweet and tart flavors balancing perfectly.

You won’t be disappointed once you try this caramel apple dip for yourself. 

6. Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Classic cheesecake flavors are great, but it’s always fun to mix it up a little!

This caramel apple cheesecake is really special because you won’t find another recipe like it and the flavors go so well together. 

Even if you’re not really into cheesecake, you might change your mind after you try this one!

The creaminess of the cheese pairs incredibly well with the sweet caramel and the warm spices of the apple to create a taste sensation that you won’t be able to get enough of. 

7. Caramel Apples

We couldn’t make a list of caramel apple desserts without of course including the classic recipe itself!

Caramel apples have been loved by millions of people for decades and its no surprise as to why!

The caramel is deliciously smooth and sweet and makes for a nice buffer before you bite into the tart and crisp apple. 

This recipe couldn’t be easier to make as well, and it’s a great dessert to make with the kids!

Everyone will have fun making these caramel apples and the end result is absolutely fantastic. 

8. Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza

Sweet pizzas are always a fun dessert option that the whole family will enjoy.

This particular recipe will have you using caramel and apples to create a fruit pizza that is absolutely to die for. 

It’s called a fruit pizza, but in reality, it’s more like a giant cookie that is covered in cream cheese, caramel, and apples! Is your mouth watering yet? 

This recipe might seem a bit complicated to make on the surface, but once you get going, you’ll be surprised by how easy it actually is! 

9. Caramel Apple Whoopie Pies

Whoopie pies are quite a unique dessert that is also incredibly versatile. If you’ve never tried one before, you can think of them as being similar to American macarons. 

This particular version of whoopie pie is special though because they taste just like caramel apples!

The apple is spiced as well, making the whole recipe incredibly warm, comforting, and perfect for colder nights.

The filling is made out of caramel condensed milk filling, which just makes this whole dessert even more delicious and indulgent. 

10. Caramel Apple Truffles

Truffles are always a great dessert option because they work so well in so many different situations!

These particular truffles are of course made using caramel and apples and the results are sublime. 

You only need 5 ingredients to make these caramel apple truffles as well, and they couldn’t be any easier to make!

This recipe is more like cookie truffles than traditional truffles, but you won’t be disappointed with the results!

You will also be using cream cheese in this recipe which really just takes the whole dessert to a new level!

This is one of those recipes you will find yourself making again and again. 

11. Caramel Apple Crisp

This is a wonderful dessert to make if you haven’t got much time but you want something tasty.

It’s so easy to make and you will have it ready in no time at all. 

This caramel apple crisp is very similar in taste to an apple pie, but the caramel adds a layer of sweetness that is absolutely to die for.

You can enjoy this caramel apple crisp as it is, but it also pairs fantastically well with ice cream, so if you want to make it a little fancier, add some on the side!

12. Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Sometimes, making a full-on cheesecake can be quite stressful, but that’s what cheesecake bars are for!

They taste just as good as classic cheesecake, but they don’t require as much time and effort to make. 

This particular recipe is absolutely beautiful as well. These cheesecake bars are creamy, tart, and filled with the warm spices apples are known for.

You can make these for any parties you are hosting, but they also work incredibly well as a snack for you and your family. 

13. Caramel Apple Crumb Bars

If you really love apple desserts, then you are going to love this recipe!

You will be using thinner apple slices to make sure everything in these bars is balanced and even, and the results are absolutely incredible. 

As the name would suggest, this dessert is super crumbly, sweet, and delicious!

The flavors will absolutely melt in your mouth and you won’t be able to get enough of them. 

This recipe might seem complicated to make, but once you get going, you won’t have any trouble making a batch for yourself. 

14. Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Caramel is absolutely delicious, but salted caramel is even better! It works so incredibly well with apples, and these apple pie bars are truly delicious.

You will be using oats in this recipe which makes the bars incredibly chewy, but that chewiness is really what makes these apple pie bars better than all the others. 

You will be making a shortbread dough, so make sure you pre-bake it before you add the apple filling or the bars will be soggy.

As long as you remember this detail, the rest of the recipe is super easy to follow! 

15. Dutch Caramel Apple Pie

Dutch caramel apple pie is similar to classic apple pie, but the difference lies in the topping!

Classic apple pie is usually covered on top with a layer of pastry, but Dutch apple pie is made with a topping of crumbly streusel!

It’s also a lot easier to make than the classic apple pie topping, but it tastes just as good.

This is a great recipe to make if you are in the mood for an apple pie, but want something a little different. 

16. Caramel Apple Nachos

These caramel apple nachos not only taste amazing, but they are super fun to make as well!

This dessert is incredibly colorful and filled with delicious flavors that you won’t be able to get enough of. 

You will be drizzling delicious caramel sauce, chocolate, and other delicious things over the top of a layer of tart apples to create a snack you will make again and again.

This is one of those recipes you will find yourself making again and again. 

17. Caramel Apple Cobbler

Pastry isn’t the easiest thing to work with, especially if you don’t bake very often, but one surefire way to get around that is to just make a cobbler instead!

You can’t really go wrong with a delicious cobbler, and it tastes absolutely incredible as well. 

The filling for this recipe is pretty much caramel and apple and very similar to apple pie pastries, but you’ll be making a fantastic pancake-style batter instead.

This is a great recipe for you to try if you’re newer to baking and want to make something incredibly delicious. 

18. Caramel Apple Trifles

These caramel apple trifles are truly amazing. They look a little bit like overnight oats at first glance, but they taste just like apple pie! 

Some of the main ingredients in this trifle recipe include whipped cream and cinnamon, and when you pair them together with the caramel and apple, you are really in for a treat.

This is a super easy recipe to follow as well, so you won’t have any issues making it for yourself. 

19. Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream

If you have never tried caramel apple pie ice cream before, then you definitely need to try this recipe!

This ice cream is incredibly rich and full of delicious flavor, you simply won’t be able to get enough of it! 

This is a great recipe to make during the summer months, even if the flavor is more suited to the fall.

It’s refreshing and comforting at the same time and you won’t find another recipe like it anywhere else. 

20. Caramel Apple Cake

Sometimes, you just want comfort, and it’s impossible not to feel comforted when you have a delicious piece of cake to enjoy.

This recipe is loaded with delicious spices and apples and it is incredibly warm and sweet. 

Because you will be using apples, your cake will naturally be moist, so you don’t have to worry about it getting dry at any point.

This is such a great recipe to hold on to because it tastes absolutely delicious. 

21. Caramel Apple S’mores

This recipe is just as fun as the caramel apple nachos, and just as tasty!

S’mores are already great as they are, but these caramel apple S’mores are refreshing, tangy, and super sweet. 

This is such an easy recipe to make, and just like classic S’mores, you can make them around the campfire when you go camping!

This is a great recipe to make with your kids if you’re looking for ways to bond with them in the kitchen. 

22. Caramel Apple Bombs

These caramel apple bombs are like little donuts.

They are super soft, fluffy, and warm and made with a delicious caramel apple filling that is incredibly delicious. 

Gooey and sweet thanks to the caramel, these apple bombs will definitely get a thumbs up from anyone you serve them to!

They are super easy to make as well and you can have a batch ready in about 50 minutes. 

23. Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake

Here’s another recipe you can make with your kids.

This upside-down cake is super moist and soft and filled with delicious apple spices and sweet caramel. 

When it’s done, it looks incredible too, because the bottom is made with apple slices, giving it a unique texture and appearance that the whole family will enjoy. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Apples And Caramel Go Together?

Apples and caramel go perfectly together!

The sweetness of the caramel perfectly complements the apple’s tart taste to create a new flavor that is incredibly moreish and delicious. 

Which Apple Is Best With Caramel?

You can experiment with and use whichever apples you like, but if you really want the best experience, you should use Granny Smith apples.

These apples have the perfect amount of tartness that will offset the sweetness of the caramel, and they taste amazing.

If you don’t want to use Granny Smith apples for whatever reason, Pink Lady and Honeycrisp apples are also really good options. 

Can I Slice Apples The Night Before?

Yes, you can slice apples the night before. Just make sure that they are kept in resealable bags or airtight containers, and kept in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

Always bear in mind that apples will start to go brown as soon as you cut them up, but there are plenty of methods out there to prevent the browning. 


You will love each and every one of these caramel apple recipes and you will definitely find yourself making them again and again! Give some of them a try today! 

23 Of The Best Caramel Apple Desserts

23 Of The Best Caramel Apple Desserts

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