Caramel Apple Pie A La Mode Bites

Caramel Apple Pie A La Mode Bites

Since the Summer is winding down, it’s time to say goodbye to fresh, sweet berries and hello to juicy, flavorful apples. A great way to celebrate the season is with apple pie, of course.

Instead of making a pie, I wanted to make another recipe highlighting Nature’s Pride bread! This is another entry for the Nature’s Pride bread ambassador contest.

Note: As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker’s Program, Foodbuzz offered a coupon for a free Nature’s Pride product in exchange for making up a little ol’ recipe highlighting Nature’s Pride bread.  Six bloggers’ recipes will be chosen to be an ambassador for Nature’s Pride at this year’s Foodbuzz Festival!

Can you tell I’d really like to go to Foodbuzz Festival this year? :)

I took apple pie a few steps further and made this into a caramel apple pie a la mode bite. Talk about DELICIOUS and perfect for a party! :)

I’m sure you’re curious about the crust. The crust is simply sliced Honey Wheat bread, and it comes out perfectly crispy and sweet, which is great for a dessert crust! To do this, I used a 2″ circle cutter to cut out the crusts and pressed them into a mini muffin pan to shape them! I took a couple of pictures, since I’m a visual person, and thought pictures would help.

Crust how-to

Super easy, right? Definitely give these a try! You’ll be glad that you did!

Caramel Apple Pie A La Mode Bites
Source: an original

makes 24 bites

Ingredients:

Crust:

Apple Filling:

  • 2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced finely
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 5 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. flour

Additional toppings:

  • vanilla ice cream
  • caramel sundae topping

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Using a 2″-3″ circle cookie cutter, cut out circles in the bread. I was able to get 2 per slice.
  3. Press each circle into a mini muffin pan, making sure it’s pressed well against the edges to form into a good crust. (see above picture)
  4. Brush melted butter on the tops of the crusts.
  5. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle liberally over the buttered crusts.
  6. Bake for 5-8 minutes, until the crusts brown. Allow to cool.
  7. To make the apple filling, melt the 1/2 stick butter in a small pot and add apples. Then, add brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook down for about 5 minutes on low/med-low heat. Add flour to thicken the sauce and cook another 5 minutes or until tender. Allow to cool until apple filling is just warm.
  8. To assemble the bites, add about 2 tsp. of ice cream to each of the crusts (just eyeball it). Add a tsp. of apple filling and then drizzle with caramel sundae topping. Serve immediately. :)

Comments

  1. OH my gosh! My mouth is watering! These look incredible.

  2. These look AMAZING!! I want to try them!

  3. That looks so easy, I’ll have to try it. Nom nom apples…

  4. These look amazing, I can’t wait to try them!!!

  5. super creative! these are darling!

  6. Those look amazing! And easy to make! Score.

  7. Yum, these sound delish!

  8. I will be trying this soon!!

  9. these look super yummy and incredibly cute! :)

  10. This is so delicious. love the use of the bread. Cant wait to make this, I am salivating!

  11. How cool are these! What a yummy idea.

  12. OH WOW! These look amazing! I’m going to try to make them… and I REALLY hope you win so I can try them at Foodbuzz in San Fran! Best of luck to you!! [chels]

  13. These look so yummy and easy! I can’t wait to try them!

  14. Your entry looks amazing! I found you on food buzz ;) Good luck on the contest :)

  15. I LOVE THIS! I am all about the muffin pan dishes, as the blog title suggests! I have to try this soon. Check my blog for a link to recipe soon. Also, I put you on my list of Amy bloggers. It’s a silly little list of all the other fun blogs by Amys. ALSO I really like your commenting system, with the reply and the photos. Any suggestions?

  16. Looks so good. Makes my mouth water looking at it. I just ordered a caramel apple from
    EatSwirl.com
    http://www.eatswirl.com
    about a month ago and now I’m craving another. But I’ll try to make this one first. Wish me luck because I’m not a good baker. If it looks half as good as this picture, I’ll be ecstatic!

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