I know I have been doing quite a bit of pumpkin lately and I was originally planning on posting my pumpkin cupcake recipe because it is a seriously great cupcake. I'd have to rate it in the top 3 for cupcakes I have had/made. Yes its that scrumptious! I sold out both days at the show last weekend. Some people even came on Sunday because their friend's had told them " You just HAVE to go and buy the pumpkin cupcakes, they are the most amazing thing I've ever eaten. Ever."
Really, that's what they said. :)
I'v been wanting to make caramel apples too, in the spirit of fall and the beautiful changing leaves. If you have ever bought one of those hundred dollar gourmet apple's you are in for a treat! You can make at least 4-5 apples (depending on how fancy you get) for the price of just one from those stores.
It takes almost no work! Melt the caramel, dip, melt the chocolate, dip, and pick a topping. Done.
My friend Lauren also had a super easy idea and did a deconstructed caramel apple, check out!
OH! I should tell you that I made these as a thank you gift for a great friend of mine, Katie. She lives in Boston and was letting my friend and I crash at her place while visiting the city for the weekend. I met Katie in Costa Rica. She was "bunk-mate" while we worked on a volunteer program through Cross Cultural Solutions a few years back. She was a blast and we had so much fun, but I had not seen her since we left Costa Rica. So not only was it great to see Boston, but even better to get to see her again.
So these gourmet treats go out to a gourmet friend, lol. Muchas Gracias mi Amiga Katie for sharing your casa!
*TIP*You'll want to use nice & big & juicy granny smith applies. They have the perfect tartness and firmness for this. For the sticks you can use popsicle or lolly pop sticks. Also, keep them in the fridge, they will last longer and taste better.