This time of year I often receive the question of, “how can I enjoy all my holiday parties yet still maintain a somewhat healthy diet?” Trust me, I get how hard it can be going from party to party surrounded by only cheese boards, dessert spreads, & unhealthy foods that are practically calling your name. You guys know I’m all for indulging, but I believe there is a certain way to do so that will help maintain your sanity and waistline. These Caramel Apple Turtle Donuts are the perfect way to do just that. They’re deliciously sweet from both the Pink Lady Apple base & toppings of chocolate (you can use a more pure dark chocolate to keep it healthier) & caramel. Plus if you have more of a salty/savory tooth, you’ll achieve that flavor from the pecan crumbles on top. In my opinion, they’re the perfect way to indulge while not going too crazy. Honestly, this time of year I find myself reaching for Pink Lady Apples whenever I’m at home craving something sweet because they’re SO good & taste like candy! Plus, they’re in season right now so you know they’re going to be good.
- Pink Lady Brand Apples
- chocolate chips
- pecans, chopped
- Wash & dry apples. Slice them wide length (so you're slicing into the core instead of with it) into ¼ inch size slices. Remove the core with small cookie cutter or the larger mouth of a frosting tip. Place apple slices on parchment paper roughly ½ inch from one another.
- In small mixing bowl, melt desired amount of chocolate in microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted. Drizzle over the apple slices.
- In separate small mixing bowl, melt desired amount of caramel in microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted. Drizzle over the apple slices.
- Crush pecans & sprinkle over apple slices, serve, & enjoy!
small cookie cutter or frosting tip
2 small mixing bowls
2 mixing spoons
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*Thank you Pink Lady Brand for sponsoring this post!