Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mini Apple Donut Skewers with Salted Caramel Dipping Sauce


LOVE these little apple donuts and don't even get me started on the caramel sauce! Oh my goodness it is SO good!

Growing up I remember my mom being a big fan of caramel. I guess I get my caramel addiction from her.  If I have to have an addiction I'm glad it's to caramel! Thanks mom! I just need to make sure I get an extra workout in  to keep all this caramel from sticking

Mini Apple Donut Skewers with Salted Caramel Dipping Sauce

Ingredients
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour 
1 medium sized granny smith apple - peeled, cored, and chopped
short wooden skewers

Topping
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 24 mini-muffin cups.
  2. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir in the sour cream and milk, then mix in the baking soda, salt, and flour until just combined. Then fold in the apples pieces. Fill the prepared mini muffin cups about half full. I use a cookie scoop to measure out the batter.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are lightly golden, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. While muffins are baking, place 1/4 cup of melted butter in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of sugar with the cinnamon. Remove muffins from their cups, dip each muffin in the melted butter, and roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Let cool. Skewer 2-3 donuts on each wooden stick and serve with the caramel dipping sauce.

Caramel Dipping Sauce

Ingredients
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 1/4 cups heavy cream - warmed
salt to taste

In a heavy weight saucepan over medium heat, heat the sugar until it starts to melt and brown. This will take at least 5 minutes - maybe a little longer. Stir constantly so you don't burn the sugar (that would be bad). Once your sugar is starting to look a little brown and turning into crystallized chunks then you can add the butter. Keep stirring! Stir until you have a beautiful caramel colored smooth sauce. Be patient. It is worth the effort! Once you reach the smooth, caramel colored sauce remove the pan from the heat.  Be sure the cream is warmed all the way through. Add the cream about 1/4 cup at a time and stir until well combined. Keep adding until all the cream is combined.  Salt to taste and enjoy the rich, smooth, creamy goodness. 

note: if the cream is not sufficiently warmed you may end up with chunks in your sauce. Not to fear - just put it back over mid-high heat and stir until all chunks are dissolved.



My little buddy is 14 today. I'm told that is 72 in dog years. He definitely isn't as young as he used to be. He sleeps most of the day and is very cranky if he doesn't get fed exactly at 5:30. He's been in diapers for several months now and is using them more and more, but he still likes to romp around from time to time. ♥ him

Happy Birthday, Fluffy!

Helping daddy with the taxes



16 comments:

  1. Oh my woman! This is incredible. I have to say I love that they are baked. I can feel a tiny bit less guilty right? LOVE salted caramel anything!

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    1. There you go! Does that mean I get to go eat one more?? heehee

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  2. Oh your dog is too cute! Thanks for the new recipe. I'll have to extend my run so I may enjoy guilt free.

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    1. awwww - thanks, Bri! He has endured a lot of dressing up over the years! He's a trooper.

      The extra working out will be worth it! Enjoy!

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  3. They look amazingly delicious! I love the dog btw :)
    I would also love to have you share this and/or any other recipe of yours at Wednesday Extravaganza - my Foodie Link Party with a special something! There is also a pretty nice Giveaway going on this week :) Here is the link:
    http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/11/wednesday-extravaganza-6-german-gluhwein-mug-giveaway.html

    Can't wait to see you there!

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    1. Heading over to your site right now to check it out! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  4. You had me at donut! Def. something I'll try.
    Thanks for linking up with us at FFF this week.
    Dawn
    host and fellow blogger
    http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com

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    1. These are dangerous! The fam has renamed them to crackcakes because they are so addicting! Looking forward to checking out your site - thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Hi Marion, I make a similar recipe and everyone luvs them. I like your addition of the apples. Thanks so much for sharing this. It's cold today, I think I'm going to make these NOW!.

    Have a great weekend,
    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

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    1. Oh, Joanne, I hope you like them. They are the perfect comfort food - imo :). I am definitely checking out the Winelady site - love your blog name!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. We are going to love these! Thanks for sharing. I am hosting a great giveaway on Dining With Debbie. (1) $50 gift certificate to my favorite jeweler robinsonlane.com and (2) a signed copy of Arkansas Pie: A Slice of the Natural State written by fellow blogger, Kat Robinson. I would love for you to come enter Merry Merry Munchies and the rafflecopter entry. I think you would enjoy either one of these prizes. http://diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com/2012/11/2012-merry-merry-munchies-3-baked.html

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    1. Debbie, that sounds wonderful! thank you for sharing the info - I will check it out!

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  7. They look amazing! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

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  8. Looks great! I can't wait to try these! And tell Fluffy Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features this week and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Heading over to check out your blog now for some great ideas!! I will definitely try to get to the link party on Friday. Thanks for the invite! ~Marion

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  9. I. want. these. The Salted Caramel Dipping sauce hooked me in line and sinker!

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